We support local leaders and stakeholders in a process of assessment, planning, action and ongoing evaluation – all focused on achieving measurable and meaningful results for families.
About the Institute
We’re working toward a near future when adverse childhood experience and trauma are a thing of the past. Find out how we are achieving this.
With literally millions upon millions of people reading articles on food security and thousands of foundations, governmental and non-governmental organizations all focused for decades on ending food insecurity in the United States, why is hunger still with us across fifty states? Why are our students arriving at school hungry? Why do parents working full time […]
Anna, Age Eight started as a book on preventing childhood trauma and strengthening families. The book’s recommendations inspired a bi-partisan NM senate bill that led to the Anna, Age Eight Institute being founded. The story of Anna’s short troubled life has become the catalyst for a movement to ensure the safety and success of 100% of our children, students, families and communities.
How traumatizing was your childhood? The ACEs survey is a powerful tool that can reveal the magnitude and severity of adversity and trauma among our youth and parents.
Our data-driven, cross-sector and county-based initiative strengthens ten vital services shown to empower students and their families.
Anna, Age Eight Institute directors Dr. Katherine Ortega Courtney and Dominic Cappello have a data-driven strategy for preventing adverse childhood experiences, trauma and maltreatment.
A statewide network of higher education leaders can harness the power of their institutions to end this epidemic of trauma that derails students.
Trauma costs New Mexico as it diminished our students’ capacity to learn and find employment, as well as impacting our workforce’s productivity.
We provide to organizations and communities the tools and skills needed to solve challenges that have been considered unsolvable including childhood trauma, substance misuse and untreated mental health challenges.
For twenty years since the ACEs Study was published, the nation has allowed family trauma to grow unchecked. That ends now with a community-empowered and data-driven strategy. And a team and a sense of urgency.