Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to some of our most commonly asked questions:

GTCUW believes that trauma-sensitive care is essential to mitigating the negative health impacts often caused by childhood trauma. Trauma is a significant public health issue and can have a profound, long-lasting impact on children’s physical and mental health, development, and well-being through adulthood.

Research shows trauma-sensitive care can be effective in helping to heal from trauma while building resilience. 80x3’s efforts are centered on supporting children and families experiencing poverty and communities disproportionately impacted by poverty, including Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, Pacific Islander and People of Color.

Trauma-sensitive care recognizes the impact of trauma on individuals and families. Trauma-sensitive care aims to promote healing and resilience, improve access to care, minimize the risk of retraumatization, advance equity and justice, and strengthen families and communities.

When we unite as changemakers, we can find solutions and improve systems to make Minnesota the best state for children. GTCUW understands this and through 80x3, collaborates with a wide range of organizations, including government agencies, nonprofits and businesses, to make a collective impact.

Public policy plays a major role in improving the lives of children. That's why GTCUW also advocates for policies that support children and families, such as increasing funding for early childhood education and advocating for economic opportunity.

The support of cross-sector colleagues, funders and decision-makers is crucial to make sustainable, large-scale change across Minnesota. Creating a region of trauma-sensitive caregivers takes efforts such as:  

  • Higher education faculty embedding trauma-sensitive learning into their curriculum.
  • Trainers and coaches modeling best practices.
  • Professional associations highlighting the importance of trauma-sensitive policies.
  • Advocates, legislators and government agency staff ensuring policies and decisions are made through a trauma-sensitive lens.
  • Business and philanthropic communities financially supporting early childhood programs interested in 80x3 partnership.  
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If you would like to learn more about 80x3, attend a training on trauma-sensitive care or implement trauma-sensitive care in your organization, please reach out to an 80x3 team member.
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