Collective Action Learning Community Page

What is the Collective Action Learning Community?

TRACEs partners have indicated interest in learning together around many things including how will we know if our efforts are actually making a difference? This learning community is dedicated to exploring that question. This webpage is designed to support that effort and TRACEs welcomes input to making the page useful to you.

Purpose of the Learning Community

Measure resilience

Showcase progress

Inform innovation 

Together

Shared  Measurement

What is shared measurement? Shared measurement is when many organizations or communities adopt common measures so they know if their efforts are making a difference in a community.

Why is shared measurement important? It makes it easier for efforts to align, and enables the participants to learn from each other’s successes and failures.

What are TRACEs shared measures and why were they selected? Early on as TRACEs was getting started, we asked OSU-Cascades to help us figure out what we could use as a shared measure. TRACEs was particularly interested in measures that were culturally responsive, free, and strengths based. The OSU-Cascades team scanned resilience literature and recommended the Child/Youth Resilience Measure and Adult Resilience measure from the Resilience Research Centre. While these are the adopted shared measures for TRACEs, use of it is by no means a requirement to be part of the movement and it is important to have insights from those using other measures..

  • For a brief overview of the TRACEs shared measure, click here.
  • To learn more from the Resilience Research Centre, click here.
  • Want to learn more about the different types of resilience measurement(s) the OSU-Cascades team discovered while searching for our shared measures? We helped create a website to do just that. To learn more about the different types of resilience measurement(s) and browse the measures please click here.

TRACEs Measures Project Coordinator is Meah Cukrov and she can be reached at tracesmeasures@gmail.com for more information about the shared measures and other types of resilience measurement. Please contact her for the specific local versions of these measures and any other questions you may have.

How does the learning community work? Partners get together as needed to discuss what we know about our shared actions,  what we are all learning, and what we need from each other and in general. Task forces are formed to address particular issues that come up. For a list of current task forces, click here.

Ways to Get Involved

  • Start using shared measures
  • Attend Collective Action learning community meetings
  • Join an existing task force or start a new one

Please contact tracesmeasures@gmail.com for more details on any of the above

Resources

Frequently Asked Questions 

(FAQs)

What does the shared measure tell us? What doesn’t it tell us?

This is a very important question. In conversations with Resilience Research Centre, we’re learning that we should not worry about the actual scores. It’s much more important, they tell us, to think about what what we learn together through the process. The main question is “what can we learn about how our communities can better provide relationships and resources in ways that individuals value and find meaningful?”. 

Why should I consider joining the TRACEs Collective Action Learning Community?

Imagine if what you are doing to nurture resilience were amplified exponentially. It is a great way to learn about resilience measures in Central Oregon and how we can use shared measurement to collectively nurture resilience the of Central Oregonians.

What types of activities happen between Collective Action meetings?

Many organizations are currently using the shared resilience measures in their organizations and/or agencies and continue to collect, analyze and interpret data with their staff, students and/or clients.  Some are also involved in Collective Action task forces.

If my agency or organization is interested in using the TRACEs shared resilience measure, what should we do?

Please contact Meah Cukrov Measures Project Coordinator at tracesmeasures@gmail.com

How will the TRACEs Resilience data be used and shared?

It’s up to you! The main goal is that the data are useful to you in the work you do. It is not required that you share your data at all to use these measures. However, there is the option to share your data to contribute to the understanding of resilience across our region. For more information on how the data would be used in this case, please contact tracesmeasures@gmail.com.

Who can be a part of the TRACEs Collective Action Learning Community?

Anyone interested in learning from other community partners about resilience measurement in Central Oregon and how we can use resilience related measures to improve health, education, and economics of Central Oregonians.

When are the Collective Action learning community gatherings?

As needed. See TRACEs calendar and newsletters for specific dates. To sign up for the newsletter, click here or email tracesmeasures@gmail.com.

How can I get involved with one or more of the TRACEs Collective Action Task Forces?

If one of the task forces appeals to you, if you are interested in starting a new task force or if you have additional questions, please contact tracesmeasures@gmail.com.

My agency is currently collecting data using one or more of the TRACEs resilience measures, but we have some questions. Who should we contact?

Please contact Meah Cukrov Measures Project Coordinator at tracesmeasures@gmail.com

What is the best way to capture, collect and use the data?

Great question! Contact tracesmeasures@gmail.com to discuss with Meah.

TRACEs Central Oregon

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