CCR is committed to making Douglas County

ACE aware, trauma- and resiliency-informed

What does this mean?

The phrase “trauma and resiliency-informed” systems change refers to an ongoing process to strengthen an organization, department, or larger system’s impact by integrating into its programs, structures, and culture a comprehensive commitment to address trauma and promote resiliency.

[Center for Collective Wisdom, Trauma and Resiliency: A Systems Change Approach, July 2017]

CCR is a collective impact effort supporting trauma-informed approaches in our community, schools, county agencies, the tribal entities and local non-profits to improve outcomes for our children, youth and families.

We believe that our extended community will benefit as we collaborate across sectors and populations to recognize the effect of trauma, and work together to transform our organizations and our community.


Marcia HALL


Marcia has been in the forefront developing and leading trauma mitigation and violence against women prevention programs for over 40 years. Marcia has a PhD, in Public Health – Health Services, and MA in Social Work/Health, a BS in Physiology and Political Science and is a Registered Nurse, RN. She was awarded a Public Service Fellowship 3 consecutive years for her doctoral studies on Military Sexual Trauma (MST). She has presented at international, national, regional conferences for both civilian and VA-DOD audiences on a variety of topics from ACEs to Addressing Trauma in Direct Care Practice Environments. Dr. Hall was the lead consultant and technical writer for the Oregon State Violence against Women Prevention Plan, a member of the Governor’s Task Force on Women Veterans Health, National Task Force on Emergency Room Care for Women, and the Oregon Domestic and Sexual Violence Task Force.

Dr. Hall developed the first Trauma Recovery Program for women Veterans in southern Oregon in the 1990s. She is passionate educator in violence prevention, intervention and response. She has engaged in diverse roles as a university instructor, healthcare provider, healthcare administrator, researcher, and lifelong advocate for community health and resiliency. She currently operates a Public Health consulting business with expertise in Public Health, Women’s Health, IPV, Veterans care and TI Organizational Development. Her current interest is the intersection of COVID 19 and social determinants of health and building resilient individual and community responses.

TRAINING EXPERTISE: Public Health – Health Care – Women’s Health:  Trauma Informed Systems; Adverse Childhood Experiences – Adverse Community Environments; Neurobiology of Trauma and Resilience; Gender Based Violence – Prevention of Violence; Military Sexual Trauma – Domestic and Sexual Violence in the Military; Adolescent Sexual Assault Prevention; Trauma and Addictions – Intersections for Prevention and Treatment



Stacy Whittington, MA, is currently the CCR Training and Outreach Coordinator as well as the Task Force of Family Violence Coordinator at Peace at Home Advocacy Center, in Roseburg, Oregon. With a passion for helping people understand the effects of trauma and how trauma informed care works, she is dedicated to helping individuals learn and understand the effects of ACE’s and how organizations can incorporate trauma informed principles. Stacy’s goals are to help individuals understand the effects of ACES, the effects for those living with trauma, while advocating for the adoptions of trauma informed principles and helping organizations adopt those principles for better organizations and a better trauma informed community. Stacy has been a member of the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) advising our local Coordinated Care Organizations for seven years and has been an instructor of Human Services at UCC. She is also a strong advocate for individuals who have experienced trauma, such as family violence. She enjoys and loves spending time with her family and dogs, while escaping the stress of the world with a good book.


Stacy has co-facilitated some of the first trainings in Douglas County on Improving Healthcare Response: Adverse Childhood Experiences “ACEs”, Interpersonal Violence and Traumatic Stress, in Adult Patient Populations, What is Sanctuary; A New Operating System-7 Commitments- Community Meeting; Trauma Informed

TRAINING EXPERTISE: What is Sanctuary; A New Operating System; 7 Commitments; Community Meeting; Trauma Informed


Nicole Rodriguez, CCR’s Education and Outreach Committee Chair, has been with Peace at Home Advocacy Center since 2015 where she is currently the Sexual Assault Services Director. In this role Nicole is able to provide support for survivors of sexual violence in our community as they navigate their journey of healing. Nicole is part of the Sanctuary Model Training committee as well as Peace at Home’s Equity Team. Nicole is able to provide training on topics such as Anti-Oppression & Anti-Racism, Cultural Competency, Self-Care and Vicarious Resilience, Self-Care for People of Color, A Trauma-Informed Approach to Working with Teen Survivors of Sexual Violence, and various trainings on the impact of domestic and sexual violence on survivors. Nicole is passionate about working with survivors and community partners to find out what role each of us can play in creating healthier, happier relationships. 

TRAINING EXPERTISE: Self-care; Working with teens; Working with children; Anti-oppression/anti-racism; Components of Resilience & Vicarious Resilience; Resilience for POC survivors of trauma; Effects of domestic/sexual violence



Rachel Gustafson, CCR’s new Coalition Manager moved to Douglas County six years ago as an AmeriCorps member. She grew up outside of Baltimore, Maryland and got a Bachelor of Science in Family and Human Services at Towson University. Since relocating to Oregon, she has helped build programs at UCAN and Aviva Health and worked as a home visitor throughout Douglas County. With a passion for advocating for families that have young children. She is dedicated to assisting with getting trauma informed care and ACEs training out into community and organizations. Rachel has been a member of the Perinatal Task Force and Human Trafficking Awareness Task Force for six years. She enjoys spending time with her husband and dog enjoying nature together.

Rachel has facilitated parenting classes, infant massage classes, and co-hosted human trafficking awareness events.

TRAINING EXPERTISE: Infant Massage; Parent Education; Human Trafficking Awareness


For all Douglas County residents, organizations, and institutions to be empowered trauma-informed champions promoting safe children, strong families, healthy neighborhoods, and resilient communities.



Creating Community Resilience (CCR) is a collaborative initiative providing regional leadership in preventing and mitigating Adverse Childhood Experiences and Adverse Community Environments (ACEs) and building trauma-informed (TI) capacities to create resilient communities throughout Douglas County.

The Leadership Team

Using our collective resources to help our community.

Each CCR organization provides the volunteer representatives who comprise our 16 member Leadership Team (LT) that offers a collective 429 years of experience, an average of 27 years apiece in their field of expertise. Collectively, the LT organizations reach nearly 40,000 clients through educational (21,650) and intervention and treatment services (16,987) with 1,908 trained staff.

In our strategic plan, CCR will further expand the reach of the coalition to involve key community leaders, partners, and additional under-served populations throughout our communities.


Cross sector knowledge in ACES, TI and

Sanctuary Model
Open, transparent and solutions oriented
Science and evidence based

Committed to improved outcomes
Equal in our voices
Implementers for change
Listeners to learn

You can be a champion.

Together we can create resilient communities.