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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) with Stefan Kleipoedszus, Bournemouth University

7 February 2020 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm


Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can affect people’s health and wellbeing not only at the time the ACE is experienced, but also later in life. As such the identification of ACEs are important to inform how we work with children and adults. For working with adults, knowledge about historic adverse childhood experiences is key for Trauma Informed Care as a way of addressing challenges like substance misuse, mental health or domestic abuse. In services working with children knowledge about ACEs is significant because addressing adversity early is not only important for the purpose of preventing negative outcomes in adulthood but also for understanding why some parents struggle raising children. Locally a greater awareness of the issues around ACEs coincides with the introduction of Signs of Safety. This seems to be a perfect fit to develop an approach which effectively addresses childhood neglect and abuse based on understanding the impact adversity can have on children and offers opportunities for developing new ways of working with parents.

By attending this event and contributing you will learn about:

  • ACEs and why they matter
  • Trauma Informed Care (Working with people who are hard to reach)
  • Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences in practice

This event is for all Adult Social Care Workers and Childrens Social Care Workers across the Pan-Dorset and Wiltshire Social Work Teaching Partnership.

Please use our contact form for further information on booking.


7 February 2020
10:30 am - 1:30 pm


Pan-Dorset and Wiltshire Teaching Partnership


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