Workshop on Adverse Childhood Experiences

Published date: 
Wednesday, 7th February 2018

OMBC have been fortunate to secure a visit to Oldham by Professor Mark Bellis. Professor Bellis is the Director of Policy, Research and International Development at Public Health Wales and is a leading academic on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).

Professor Bellis is coming to Oldham to talk to partners from across the Borough about both the theory of ACEs and the empirical evidence, which has resulted from the research undertaken about exposure to multiple ACEs, which clearly shows the significant impact upon the development and behaviours of children both during their childhood and into their adult lives.

There is a significant evidence base which shows that exposure to ACEs impacts upon brain development, behaviour, educational attainment, emotional development and long term health.

ACEs include;

Child Maltreatment

Verbal abuse

Physical abuse

Sexual abuse

Behaviours within Household

Parental separation

Domestic violence and abuse

Mental illness

Alcohol abuse

Drug use


This free workshop is an excellent opportunity to hear from Professor Bellis and to explore the methodologies for effectively working with individuals who have been exposed to multiple ACEs.

The workshop will take place on Thursday the 1st March 2018 between 1pm and 4pm (registration from 12.30pm). Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Venue and registration details will be provided upon confirmation of booking.

If you wish to book a place on the workshop, please email as soon as possible.