Tag: Positive Youth Development

Books on a curving bookshelf in a library

New Bridge students join Oregon book battle

A team from OYA’s Rogue Valley facility competed in literary trivia against other schools for the first time.

Outside entrance to Eastern Oregon facility, with flag pole

‘The skills we all need, every day’

Lessons in emotion regulation, problem-solving, and conflict resolution are improving OYA living units — and giving youth skills for success in life.

Meet Keeve: Student, Leader, Advocate

The MacLaren youth currently serves on two prestigious committees to help improve the lives of others in the system.

OIIR Leads Juneteenth Celebrations in Facilities

Three OYA facilities learned about the impacts of Juneteenth through programs led by the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations.

Celebrating Pride Month

June brings the start of Pride Month, a time to recognize the positive impacts that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people have in the world.

A New Way of Living

Renovations to the living units at MacLaren aim to better support rehabilitation.

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Essay Winners Describe Those Who Inspired Them

Three youth in Oregon Youth Authority facilities recently won a writing contest.

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Law Students Learn from the Inside

At Lewis & Clark Law School’s Juvenile Justice Seminar, taught by Oregon Youth Authority director Joe O’Leary, law students and incarcerated youth learn side by side.

Training Academy: Providing a Safe Learning Environment

OYA’s Training Academy staff provide new employees and veteran staff with lesson plans, reality-based scenario training, and more.

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The Therapist Is In — and He’d Like Some Grass

A horse program at MacLaren gives youth an alternative form of therapy.