Dept. of Human Services

Foster child rights

Gov. Kate Brown signs foster children’s rights bills into law (Statesman Journal, 5/17/17)

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed two bills into law Wednesday securing new rights for foster kid (OPB, 5/17/17)

Oregon foster children’s bill of rights [PDF] (2015) Oregon Department of Human Services

Combatting domestic violence

Ugandan lawyer learns how to combat domestic violence in Oregon (Statesman Journal, 5/6/17)

Striving to meet the need : summary of services provided by sexual and domestic violence service programs in Oregon (annual) Oregon Department of Human Services, Children, Adults and Families

Are you being hurt by someone you love? : if so, this brochure may help you find ways to increase your safety [PDF] (2013) Oregon Department of Human Services

Domestic violence intervention reports (pursuant to ORS 411.117) (biennial) Oregon Department of Human Services, Children, Adults and Families

Trichloroethylene and workers’ health

Chemical linked to Entek air pollution also linked to employees’ health problems (Oregonian, 4/29/17)

Evaluation of Neurological Dysfunction among Workers Exposed to Trichloroethylene [PDF] (2008) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutute for Occupational Safety and Health

(TCE) Trichloroethylene [PDF] (1991) Oregon Department of Human Services, Environmental Toxicology Section

Problem gambling in Oregon

Oregon is 8th most gambling-addicted state, new report finds (Oregonian, 4/25/2017)

Problem gambling trends & issues in 2016 (2016) Oregon Health Authority

Problem gambling services in Oregon : 2016-2020 system improvement plan (2015) Oregon Health Authority Addictions, and Mental Health Division, Problem Gambling Services

Myths and facts about problem gambling (2010) Oregon Department of Human Services, Addictions and Mental Health Division, Problem Gambling Services

Choosing senior care

Kept in the Dark: What to ask when you’re looking for senior care (Oregonian, 4/21/2017)

Choosing an assisted living or residential care facility in Oregon : Oregon consumer guide (2016) Oregon Department of Human Services, Aging & People with Disabilities

A guide to Oregon adult foster homes for potential residents (adults who are elderly or physically disabled), their family members and friends (2014) Oregon Department of Human Services

A comparison tool for choosing an assisted living or residential care facility in Oregon (2016) Oregon Department of Human Services, Aging & People with Disabilities

Elder abuse at care centers

Kept in the Dark: Oregon hides thousands of cases of shoddy senior care (Oregonian, 4/21/2017)

Reporting abuse of older adults and people with physical disabilities (2015) Oregon Office of Adult Abuse Prevention and Investigations

Abuse investigation process for Aging and People with Disabilities (2015) Oregon Office of Adult Abuse Prevention and Investigations

OAAPI annual report (annual) Oregon Office of Adult Abuse Prevention and Investigations

Top 10 complaints by topic and type of facility (serial) Oregon Office of the Long Term Care Ombudsman