Letter from the CEO

Dear Friends,
Morrison remains dedicated to the mental and physical well-being of our clients and community. As we continue to prioritize offering accessible care, we are ever grateful for your support amid the presence of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Oregon.

We are staying up to date on best practices for caring for our youth, families, community, and each
other at this time. We have implemented multiple safeguards in all of our programs, which remain open. Our clinicians are offering essential services and connections through non face-to-face options. In acknowledgement of Governor Kate Brown’s executive order on Monday, March 23rd, to “Stay Home, Save Lives,” we continue to implement the necessary precautions to protect the health of our clients while remaining available to them

While we maintain physical distance during this time, let us reach out and connect through remote alternatives. Text a friend with a kind message, call someone to check in, and utilize video messaging. Celebrate these ways in which we continue to come together. We at Morrison are embracing non face-to-face options for connection and encourage you to do the same.

Please take care, everyone, while we continue to be here for the community.


Reach Out for Help

Morrison’s Outpatient Services are Open

Call Central Intake at (503)258-4381

Morrison ‘s clinicians are connecting with youth and families in need through telehealth sessions, accessible through any internet-capable device, including smart phones and tablets.

Remain Indoors

Maintain a safe distance
•Avoid leaving your home as much as possible.
•Keep at least 6 feet of distance between you and those not within your immediate family.
•Limit outdoor activities to essential needs, such as grocery shopping and pharmacy visits.

Keep Connected

Utilize technology to communicate
•Stay in touch with friends and family through phone
conversations, texts, emails, and video calling.
•Research and download remote communication apps
that are appropriate for you and your family.
•Share positive updates and stories with those you care
about.
•Check in and reach out regularly.

Practice Diligent Hygiene

Wash your hands
1. Wet your hands with running water.
2. Lather your hands with soap.
3. Scrub for at least 20 seconds.
Scrub between your fingers and remember your thumbs!
4. Rinse your hands under running water.
5. Dry your hands on a clean towel.

Activities

Video Exercises


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Resources

Shelter In Place Resources for Kids and Families

Audible for Kids
Mr. Rogers Neighborhood

Help keep children healthy and safe

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month. As we respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, many traditional support systems for families are unavailable or altered. Reduced contact with educators, medical professionals, and community members can impact children and families in many ways. And high-stress home environments can increase the likelihood of domestic violence and abuse that children either experience or observe.
Everyone can play a part in keeping children healthy and safe. Please call and reach out to families you know to check-in. Report suspected abuse, share crisis hotlines, and keep your eyes open. To report suspected abuse or neglect of a child or adult, call 1-855-503-SAFE (7233). This toll-free number receives calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
For resources from Prevent Child Abuse America that you can share with families and friends visit: https://preventchildabuse.org/coronavirus-resources/.

Source: preventchildabuse.org