Introduction to Adverse Childhood Experiences

Free Early Trauma Online Learning funded by the Home Office Early Intervention Fund

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ACE Ambassador Leadership Programme – platform guide

The ACE Ambassador leadership programme supports people to learn together, share knowledge and ideas and test out possible solutions to reduce the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences.

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Nadine Burke Harris

How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime

Opening Doors: Trauma Informed Practice for the Workforce

Watch this video from NHS for Education Scotland to understand how we can adapt our work, to create positive difference to people affected by ACEs.

Adverse Childhood Experiences – NHS Health Scotland

A short animation which seeks to raise awareness about the impact of childhood adversity and to stimulate discussion about what action can be taken to both prevent and respond to early adversity.

NSPCC: How a child’s brain develops

This video explains how experiences in the first years of our lives affect how our brains form.


Early Intervention Foundation, 2020 report:

Adverse childhood experiences: What we know, what we don’t know, and what should happen next.

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Young Minds: Addressing Adversity

Prioritising adversity and trauma-informed care for children and young people in England.

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UCL Institute of Health Equity

The impact of adverse experiences in the home on the health of children and young people, and inequalities in prevalence and effects

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The Science of Resilience

Reducing the effects of significant adversity on young children’s healthy development is critical to the progress and prosperity of any society. A brief summary of essential findings by the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University.

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