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There are a number of free, government funded, online courses which take under 1 hour to help you and contacts in the community find out more about Adverse Childhood Experiences - stressful events occurring in childhood that have been linked in studies to a higher risk of adult onset of chronic disease, as well as mental illness, doing time in prison, and work issues, such as absenteeism.

Here are a few:


From the Office for the Police and Crime Commissioner, West Midlands and the Home Office Early Intervention Youth Fund. Introduction to Adverse Childhood Experiences consisting of 7 sections which should take 50 minutes:

  1. An Introduction to ACEs
  2. Brain Development in the Early Years
  3. The Impact of Childhood Adversity
  4. Social, Health and Community Impacts of ACEs Early Trauma
  5. Protective Factors
  6. Looking at ACEs Through a Trauma Informed Lens
  7. Building Resilience

Access the course here.


From Action on ACEs Gloucestershire  and Gloucestershire County Council Early Years Service. Action on ACEs e-learning consists of 3 sections which should take 45 minutes inc videos:

Access the course here.


If you are in Wales, from ACE Aware Wales and NHS Wales. Introduction to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) e-Learning consists of 4 sections:

  1. What Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are
  2. The prevalence of ACEs in Wales
  3. The risks associated with ACEs and impact across the life course
  4. What to do to prevent and respond to ACEs.

Access the course here.


Hope informs and please send on to contacts in the community e.g. doctors, teachers, local government officials, police, parent groups, etc.

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Geoff Knott, 01/07/2020

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