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Policy recommendations re Adverse Childhood Experiences - 1
As the UK increasingly becomes ACE-aware through various initiatives, there are policies that have been enacted in USA and Canada since 2014. Analysis of such legislation reveals a great awareness of the effect of ACEs.
The repair of intergenerational trauma - James' story
From an animation by Beacon House
How a childhood of trauma and adversity led James to feel despair, loneliness and rage. Walk with James as he begins to heal and create a new and hopeful future.
The Resilience Challenge
What information, if it were flowing through the people of your community, would start them on a journey together toward really strong, healthy living? Could your church be instrumental in doing this?
Harvard study shows the dangers of early school enrolment
From an article by the Foundation for Economic Edu
Children haven’t changed, but our expectations of their behaviour have. They are increasingly required to learn academic content at an early age that may be well above their developmental capability.
Story of a trauma-informed school
From a video by ACE-Aware Scotland
Children are coming to school already in a state of anxiety and they do not need anyone adding to that anxiety. We're not punishing children because they are behaving badly, we're trying to understand what has happened to them.
The lasting effects of childhood trauma
From an interview on STV
Have you ever met a person who woke up one morning and says, "My ambition is to become an addict." When people are in tremendous pain, their range of choices is limited and not only that their brains are affected by those early experiences.
Opening Doors - creating a trauma informed workforce
From a video by NHS Scotland
A video to open discussion on knowing how to adapt the way companies work to make a positive difference to people affected by trauma and adversity. Trauma is everybody’s business.
More than eight in ten men in prison suffered childhood adversity
From an article by Public Health Wales
Children who experience ACEs are more likely to adopt health-harming and anti-social behaviours as adults, are at much greater risk of poor health throughout life, and may have greater needs for support from healthcare and other public services.
How compassion can triumph over toxic childhood trauma
From an article by The Conversation
Supportive relationships are a key ingredient for change. Support from friends, family, spouses or neighbours or involvement in community can boost the quality and security of life for people.
Childhood trauma could affect the next generation
From an article by Quartz
For every type of “adverse childhood event” (ACE) a parent went through, their children had 19% higher odds of poorer health and 17% higher odds of having asthma.
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