ACE awareness: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), toxic stress and trauma informed practices
The movement to create ACE Awareness is rapidly gaining momentum across the UK. Toxic stress and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) affect learning and development, and can be linked to destructive behaviours and medical diseases, as well as emotional problems and mental ill health; in other words ACEs also predict susceptibility to heart disease, stroke and other physical health conditions.
This two hour seminar is an ideal introduction to ACE awareness for professionals in coaching and counselling, health and social care, schools, nurseries, safeguarding and people who work with children and young people in all kinds of settings; also for anyone working with adults in the fields of domestic abuse, suicide prevention, addiction and with the psychological and mental health struggles that present in adulthood, but have strong roots in Adverse Childhood Experiences.
Presentation and group discussions will cover:
- The origin of the ACE study and progress of the ACE movement in the UK.
- Types of ACEs and possible risk outcomes.
- Current and future service provision for behavioural and long-term health implications.
- The meaning of the terms ‘toxic stress’, ‘resilience’ and ‘trauma informed’ in the context of ACEs.
- To be held at the lovely venue for mind and body therapists - 'Brighter Spaces' Wilmslow.
Price includes refreshments, handouts and certificate of attendance.
To book, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Judy James
Judy James is an Emotion-Focused Therapist, a member of BACP Coaching Division and the European Mentoring & Coaching Council. She is active in the ACE movement in the North West of England, attending various regional events as guest speaker. Judy is an ambassador for the Wave Trust 70/30 campaign and leads a community ACE project in Warrington.