Building Strong Brains

How Brains are Built: The Core Story of Brain Development

Tennessee Building Strong Brains Goals


Increase the potential that every child born in Tennessee has the opportunity to lead a healthy, productive life.

Raise public knowledge about ACEs.

Impact public policy in Tennessee to support prevention of ACEs and to reduce community conditions that contribute to them.

Support innovative local and state projects that offer fresh thinking and precise measurement of impact in addressing ACEs and toxic stress in children.

Seek sustainable funding to ensure the state maintains a long-term commitment to reduce the impact of adverse childhood experiences.

Embrace open, responsive governance through statewide planning groups and the Three Branches Institute , comprised of leadership from the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches of government, who were invited by the Governor to form a common agenda to advance child welfare and realign the juvenile justice system.

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