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Damascus Municipal Court to close

Effective Aug. 18, all Damascus Municipal Court cases will be transferred to Clackamas County Justice Court.

Starting Monday, anyone with pending cases in Damascus Municipal Court should contact Justice Court for all court business, such as appearing for a trial, making monthly payments on a fine due, and clearing driver’s license suspensions.

Justice Court has recently moved from its former location on McLoughlin Boulevard and is in the Clackamas Town Center parking lot behind JC Penney and next to OnPoint Credit Union, between Southeast 82nd Avenue and Interstate 205. The court’s address is 11750 S.E. 82nd Ave., Suite D, Happy Valley 97086.

The Justice Court, established in February 2009, hears violations, including traffic citations, small claims and evictions filed in Clackamas County.

Justice Court is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The phone number is (503) 794-3800.

More information about Justice Court can be found on the Web at clackamas.us/justice/.

County offers free teen mental health classes

To help fight the stigma of mental illness and create awareness, Clackamas County is offering teachers, staff, service providers and parents a free training in Youth Mental Health First Aid to give them resources aimed at identifying and addressing mental illness in young adults.

The Be the ONE Campaign aims to build healthy communities and nurturing environments in middle and high schools in Clackamas County. It’s an initiative to train — free of charge — 500 Clackamas County teachers and youth service providers in Youth Mental Health First Aid.

Clackamas County Health, Housing & Human Services Behavioral Health Division and FolkTime, in collaboration with Trillium Family Services, county school districts, and the Centerstone Clinic, will be launching the Be the ONE Campaign Aug. 27. The kick-off event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Ainsworth House, 19130 S. Lot Whitcomb Drive, Oregon City. Light appetizers and refreshments will be served.

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an interactive, eight-hour training that introduces participants to the unique factors and warning signs of mental health problems in young people. The course teaches about the potential warning signs and risk factors for depression, anxiety, trauma, eating, and substance use disorders. The program offers a five-step action plan to help an individual in crisis connect to professional care and provides resources to help someone with a mental health problem.

Mental Health First Aid has been proven to reduce the stigma connected to mental illnesses, reducing the damaging effects like school dropouts, relationship issues, and drug and alcohol addiction, while increasing awareness about living with mental illness.

For information about how to attend a Youth Mental Health First Aid training, visit openmindsanddoors.com/be-the-one or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



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