All About Me

All About Me books honor Oregon's children in care. They are a way to reiterate to every child who enters the foster care system that their story, perspective, culture and identity matter. Anchoring children in "the now" helps them to better process their past while embracing their future. ODHS Child Welfare has taken the bold and exciting step of adding All About Me books into procedure for all children experiencing care! ODHS is regularly training workers and caregivers and offering Q&A's in this creative tool that celebrates Oregon's children.

All About Me books are not meant to be fancy scrapbooks. They are simple, adaptable templates. Their value lies in the process of connecting with kids and giving them voice. Available in ORPARC's library!

If you are an adoptive or guardianship parent, or community partner, you are also encouraged and invited to bring All About Me books into your families and workplace. All About Me books help all of us to connect—or re-connect—with one another. Please reference our Life Story Work page for more resources.

"It is important that children are able to understand their present and feel anchored within a safe port before the visitation of the past." ~Richard Rose, 2017

Fun Resources

Important Links

HINT: All About Me books are not just for kids!

Trainings

ORPARC-sponsored Live Sessions with Richard Rose

ODHS All About Me Q&A's, 3rd Tuesdays of the Month (All done for this year!)

  • Resource Parent Q&A's, 1-2pm
    • January 18 - ORPARC Supports All About Me
    • February 15 - Feelings & Behaviors
    • March 15 - Culture, Race & Identity
    • April 19 - Caseworker Voices
    • May 17 - Caregiver Voices
    • June 21 - Youth Voices

Success Stories

Curious about "All About Me"?

Email AllAboutMe@nwresource.org with questions & queries! Or, send us your completed All About Me book to be color-printed and mailed straight to you.