ANNA, AGE EIGHT INSTITUTE MISSION
Ending adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), trauma, and health and education disparities to ensure the safety and success of 100% of New Mexico’s children, students, families and communities.
THE PROBLEM: TRAUMA AND DISPARITIES
We’re addressing the collision of two interrelated challenges: childhood trauma and health and education disparities.
- We face historical trauma and adverse childhood experiences leading to a multitude of challenges.
- We live in a society that tells our most vulnerable populations to fix themselves without easy access to mental health care, medical care, housing, food, transport, education, job training and economically thriving city centers.
THE SOLUTION: RESILIENCE AND EQUITY
Innovation guides our new 100% New Mexico initiative. Our mission: Every child safe and successful. Across New Mexico’s 33 counties we’re building systems of care, safety and learning. We’re collaborating with mayors, council members, county commissioners, university leaders and stakeholders. We’re using the four-step process of continuous quality improvement: assessing, planning, acting and evaluating. In the spirit of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs: “We’re moving our families from surviving to thriving.” We’re working to ensure that ten services are accessible to 100% of New Mexicans.
ACHIEVING MEASURABLE AND MEANINGFUL RESULTS
By working on a county scale with buy-in from local elected leadership and stakeholders, a locality can achieve groundbreaking results, raising the quality of family, community, educational and economic life for all residents.
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