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Greater Twin Cities United Way Launches New 80×3 Program Website

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United Way Staff

02/08/24

80×3 works with providers to address childhood trauma in early childhood education

(Minneapolis, MN) – Today, Greater Twin Cities United Way announced the launch of a new website for the innovative 80×3 program, an initiative dedicated to addressing and minimizing the impacts of childhood trauma while expanding the state’s capacity to deliver trauma-sensitive care. The program’s new website, 80×3.org, provides vital resources and support to caregivers, educators, families, and advocates in the fight against adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Visitors can access educational resources, sign up for the 80×3 newsletter, and stay informed about upcoming events and news.

Trauma-sensitive caregiving fosters resilience and positive outcomes, particularly in marginalized communities disproportionately affected by ACEs. This early intervention can yield lifelong benefits, including improved physical and mental health, higher education attainment, increased earning potential, and more. By collaborating with nonprofits and government agencies, 80×3 empowers local early childhood education and care programs to integrate trauma-sensitive practices effectively.

“With the launch of 80×3’s new site, we’re creating new opportunities for a future in which every child has the opportunity to flourish, no matter the environment they are born into. We are committed to ensuring that no child’s potential is stifled by adversity,” said Jamie Bonczyk, program lead for 80×3 in the Twin Cities. “We are so excited to work with our local partners across the state to provide life-changing care to Minnesota’s children. We’re flipping the narrative and building communities where resilience and opportunity thrive.”

For more information about the 80×3 initiative and to access resources, visit 80×3.org.

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