We envision a region where every community has the strengths, social supports and community experiences needed for every individual to thrive.

 Our Shared Agenda

The Challenge

The Central Oregon TRACEs (Trauma, Resilience and Adverse Childhood Experiences) partnership invites individuals, organizations and communities to partner in a shared commitment to make our region a place where every individual has the strength, social connections, and community support they need to be resilient and thrive in the face of adversity. Toxic stress and trauma have similar impacts; all of which show up in each of our Central Oregon communities. Together, we will learn:

  1. How toxic stress, adverse experiences and trauma impact those in our community;
  2. Why this matters to education, health, and the economy; and
  3. How each of us can make it easier for people to thrive in the face of adversity.

Our Vision

We envision a region where every community has the strengths, social supports and community experiences needed for every individual to thrive.

We envision a region where leaders, organizations, and communities actively create systems that help nurture resiliency. A region where strengths are nurtured resulting in high levels of health and well-being and low levels of chronic health conditions; where all children achieve their highest level of education success and graduate on time; and where all adults are financially stable and contributing participants in their community.

    ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) 


    • Physical abuse
    • Verbal abuse
    • Sexual abuse,
    • Physical neglect, and
    • Emotional neglect.

        They also include having:

        • A parent who’s an alcoholic
        • A mother who’s a victim of domestic violence
        • A family member in jail
        • A family member diagnosed with a mental illness, and
        • The Disappearance of a parent through divorce, death, or abandonment

        Shared Agenda

        Partners commit to a shared agenda. That is, we agree to a shared approach to addressing this challenge. The graphic below is a first draft of how we will work together. Over time, we will learn and adapt together, updating our agenda as we go.

        Guiding Principles

        Common agenda: Partners share a vision for change, including a common understanding of the problem and a joint approach to solving it.

        Inclusive and inviting to partners from all sectors: All sectors are engaged; any partner aligned with priority indicators and committed to collective impact is welcome.

        Commitment to equity: Partners share a deep commitment to equity, reflected in the outcomes of the work as well as the process of collaboration.

        Shared measurement: Partners agree on the ways success will be measured and reported based on a short list of common indicators.

        Mutually reinforcing activities: Diverse, cross-sector stakeholders coordinate their activities through a mutually reinforcing plan of action.

        Continuous communication: Frequent and open communication builds trust, assures mutual objectives and creates common motivation.

        Commitment to solutions: Partners have an unwavering optimism and commitment to finding solutions to challenges that arise.

        Shared Metrics 

        Shared measures are now in action!

        • Why shared measures? Great data inform great decision-making. Using the same measures across the Central Oregon region is a powerful way to understand our impact.
        • Why these measures? A team from OSU-Cascades scanned the literature for measures that explored resilience beyond the individual perspective to include relational, community, and cultural factors. They also looked for something free, short, trustworthy, strengths-based, culturally responsive, and available in multiple languages.
        • How do I get involved? The measures are available today at this link and we’d love to have you contact us using the form below to learn how to join the rapidly growing Outcomes & Impact Learning Community.

        Download a one page summary of the Shared Measures and Learning Community: TRACEs_Measuring Strengths_1pager


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        TRACEs Central Oregon

        We envision a region where every community has the strengths, social supports and community resources needed for every individual to thrive.