The Oregon Family Workforce Association (ORFWA)
unifies and advances the interests of the family peer support community.
Please note, in April 2022, ORFWA came out of the Strategic Pause and held elections for Board of Directors 2022-23.
Quarterly Member Meetings are now back, to be held July 13, October 12, January 11 and April 12.
Membership reflects your commitment to the promotion of excellence in how the family peer support community is supported in Oregon. As a member, you have the opportunity to connect with others who volunteer or work to provide support to families raising children with complex health conditions.
2020-21 Quarterly Meeting Schedule
Click on each date for the Quarterly Invite & Info
*no in person meeting on April 14th
Quarterly Meetings take place on Zoom.
What's Going On?
ORFWA Members receive several forms of correspondence via email each quarter which help in knowing what's going on:
Approximately two weeks after each quarterly meeting, Members receive an individualized quarterly report with updated info on Member Status and any pertinent follow up information from the meeting.
Approximately two weeks prior to each quarterly, the quarterly Newsletter is emailed - lots of very helpful information is included!
Approximately one to two weeks prior to each quarterly, look for the "Quarterly Invite & Info" which gives a preview of the upcoming meeting combined with any actions required by Members prior to meeting. Zoom links & location info are included.
Would you like to share your feedback regarding ORFWA in general, your input on the most recent
quarterly meeting, or an idea for an upcoming Member Activity?
Power with (as opposed to power over)
Lived experience as knowledge that uniquely enables empathy
Training/continuing education opportunities that are relevant to our role
Being supervised by people who understand our role
Supporting each other and being supported in our role
Connectedness to others in our field
Sharing our expertise with others
Opportunities to recharge
Being seen for our similarities, as well as for our differences
Being valued and not “tokenized”
Being compensated fairly and appropriately
Being Seen, Heard, Respected and Recognized for our expertise