ACEs, the Adverse Childhood Experience study, has changed how we understand childhood trauma. New Mexico ranks as one of the most dangerous states for children in the country.

Dr. Katherine Ortega Courtney, co-founder of the Anna, Age Eight Institute, helps us understand how adverse childhood experiences often lead to trauma, and how the repercussions can be felt community-wide.

She and Melanie talk about solutions, as well, in this first of two parts.

Anna, Age Eight Institute here