Stay Safe. Stay Home: Community Safety Series

This May, SE Uplift is providing a series of trainings, conversations and resources to support our efforts to Stay Safe, Stay Home, and Be Prepared for whatever might come our way. We are partnering with the East Community Safety Team at the Office of Community & Civic Life, Portland United Against Hate, and Portland Bureau of Emergency management to host five free learning opportunities throughout the month. See topics and details below.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates and links to all our trainings and use #KeepConnectingPDX to see what SE Uplift and others are talking about! 

May 13th, 2:00PM

May 18th, 7:00PM

May 21st, 2:00PM

May 26th, 2:00pm

May 28th, 2:00PM

Neighbors Together: Navigating Safety Systems & Personal Safety

Land Use & Transportation: Emergency Preparedness

Staying Connected & Combating Social Isolation

Responding To Hate: ReportHatePDX.com

Neighbors Together: Navigating Safety Systems & Personal Safety for Multi-Dwelling homes

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The Community Safety Program is offering a virtual Neighbor to Neighbor training that will focus on public safety systems navigation (e.g. when to call 911 verses non-emergency line, etc.) and the three step approach to mitigating conflict & being assertive (i.e. Name it, Frame it, Change it). They will conclude the hour by sharing the suite of Neighbor to Neighbor trainings and resources available to community groups to address safety concerns, prepare for emergencies, manage conflict and more!
 
We invite groups to attend and take what they have learned back to their community, neighborhood associations, or friends to share using the slides provided at the training and resources on their website. For more information about their training offerings, go here

No pre-registration required. Join by following this LINK

Portland Bureau of Emergency Management Coordinator and past Sunnyside Neighborhood Association emergency response volunteer, will start the conversation about emergency/disaster preparedness by sharing Portland Bureau of Emergency Management’s (PBEM) response to the current COVID-19 crisis and take questions. He will then share resources and information available through PBEM for community members and groups, like neighborhood associations, to prepare for future emergency situations.
 
Next, Jan and Duane will share their experience as neighborhood association volunteers working to prepare their community + neighbors for an emergency. They will share recommendations, lessons learned, along with their experience with the
 
See full Land Use and Transportation Agenda here. All are welcome!
 
Neighborhood Emergency Teams (NET), and answer your questions.
Participants must register in advance for this meeting, after registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining by phone or online.
 
Link to register: 
 
Note: This registration is separate from the other trainings. 
The Community Safety Program is offering a virtual conversation about getting and staying connected during this difficult time of COVID-19. Among those who may be experiencing social isolation, older adults and people with disabilities, are some of the most vulnerable during this time. 

The conversation will provide resources and tips on how to care for yourself and others, as well as other safety resources. The conversation is another way for community to come together virtually and to support one another with creative ideas on reaching out to neighbors or anyone who is isolated, and especially those without digital access.
Participants must register in advance for this meeting here: Join Meeting Here

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. (NOTE: you only need to register once to access all trainings but the LUTC Meeting which requires separate registration)

This is a guided workshop for all neighbors on how to use Portland United Against Hate’s (PUAH) tracking tool,  when to use it, and how the data is used to keep our communities safe. The Responding To Hate With ReportHatePDX.com will be lead by the PUAH Program Director Deb Kolodny and other active PUAH members. 
This workshop is open to ALL.
Participants must register in advance for this meeting here: Join Meeting Here

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. (NOTE: you only need to register once to access all trainings but the LUTC Meeting which requires separate registration)

The Community Safety Program will host a virtual Neighbor to Neighbor training which focused on Public Safety System navigation and some personal safety tips for residents living in multi-dwelling homes or with roommates.

Participants must register in advance for this meeting here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcvceCrrT4oGNxeocr1vyFYsxuZznmvi06r

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

(NOTE: you only need to register once to access all trainings but the LUTC Meeting which requires separate registration)

Resources & Toolkits: Community Safety, Emergency Prep, & More!

Neighbors Together:  Community safety means different thing to different people. The East Portland Safety Team is here to help neighbors build skills, increase their understanding, and act with confident around a number of safety-related issues. The Community Safety Program offers a suite of trainings free to the public. Learn more at one of our May Trainings and/or request a training for your own community. 

Preventing Hate:  Everyone and every community deserves a safe, prosperous, and peaceful life, a life free from hate and harassment. Portland United Against Hate (PUAH) is a coalition of over 80 organizations that recognize and honor our collective resilience and our right to nurture our communities from a place of compassion, security, and belonging.

PUAH is here to track, respond to, prevent and heal from acts of hate while providing the support that our communities need. We are excited to be expanding our systems change advocacy to seek out upstream solutions.

Emergency Preparedness:  If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it’s that life can change in a moment. Is your community prepared for future emergencies? Would your family be okay if we couldn’t access grocery stores use our water and power? There are great resources available to help our families and community prepare for future unexpected emergencies.

It doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult. You may have already done some of it!

Also, if you are passionate about this topic, there are so many ways to get involved to help your community prepare for natural and man made disasters.

Message from Office of Community and Civic Life’s Community Safety Program:

We are actively looking for ways to adapt our work to serve Portland’s many communities during this time of physical distancing for everyone’s safety. We continue to support Portlanders to connect with a range of free safety education and partner resources through our Neighbors Together virtual offering– you can request this online at www.portlandoregon.gov/civic/cs or if you have any other questions for us please call 503-823-4064 or email KrisAnn.Washington@portlandoregon.gov.