Trauma Informed Practice - ACE's

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Published date: 
Wednesday, 12th February 2020

Course time: 9.30 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.

Course duration: 1 day

Course presenters: Family Nurse Partnership

ACEs have been found to have lifelong impacts on health and behavior and they are relevant to all sectors in society. We all have a part to play in preventing adversity and raising awareness of ACE’s.

The term ACE’s was originally developed in the US for the Adverse Childhood Experiences survey which found that as the number of ACEs increased in the population studied, so did the risk of experiencing a range of health conditions in adulthood. There have been numerous other studies which have found similar findings including in Wales and England.

Whilst often specialist services will be needed to help people deal with the trauma they have experienced in childhood the reality is A) Many people may not recognise the trauma B) May not be ready to accept support  C) The specialist services are not always available. What can we do as practitioners if we find ourselves working with people who have experienced adversity in childhood?       

This is workshop number 1, in a series of knowledge and skills exchange training facilitated by the Family Nurse Partnership team.

Learning Outcomes

  • Participants will become familiar with the ACE studies and be able to use and interpret an ACE Questionnaire as part of their clinical assessment
  • Participants will have some conceptual frameworks for thinking about:

                    Trauma informed services

The closing date for all applications is Tuesday, 25 February 2020, venues to be arranged.

Please e-mail to book your place.

Contact Catherine Lawler for any further queries