She’s Struggled and Studied Hard, but Jennifer Won’t Graduate. Why? A statewide network of higher education leaders can harness the power of their institutions to end this epidemic of trauma that derails students.
We envision every college and university as centers for innovation on and off campus – eradicating the root causes of adverse childhood experiences. The Anna, Age Eight Institute will be a hub for those working in higher education across the state, including researchers, project developers, instructors, and advisors, many of whom are already a part of a national cadre of specialists working in the fields that inform cross-sector Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) prevention. These professionals specialize in public health, child welfare, education, health equity, social justice, technology and our ten priority areas. These are socially-engaged community-minded experts who represent a wealth of knowledge and serve as advisors to program participants at the state and local levels.
The Anna Age Eight Institute will be the nation’s first statewide network of higher education leadership focused on collaboration to eradicate the root causes that lead to ACEs.
Our cross-sector teams working with universities and colleges will provide the Institute with the capacity to support comprehensive community-building focused on the alignment of local vital family health and safety services, public education, vocational education and higher education and employment.
We are committed to groundbreaking work – and the Anna Age Eight Institute will be the nation’s first statewide network of higher education leadership focused on collaboration to eradicate the root causes that lead to ACEs, including infusing curriculum within the schools of social work, education, medicine, nursing, behavioral health and early childhood development with data-driven and cross-sector strategies shown to reduce ACEs and strengthen family and community systems.