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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)



This short e-book will introduce you to the term Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), toxic stress and trauma, and how these affect people of all ages, from young children, right through to our adult life.

It will look at the effects of adversity on the body and brain in our later years and show how trauma impacts on child development and the developing brain.

The book is predominantly aimed at professionals who work with vulnerable populations, including those suffering adversity, and people with additional or complex needs. However, anyone interested in child development or looking to understand more about trauma when working with or living with children or vulnerable adults will also find this useful.

The video included is about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and provides a really good overview to begin to understand ACEs and the impact they have on us throughout our lives.

This eBook will give you a nice introduction to trauma and adversity in childhood and leave you wanting to know more.

Although some people may find the content triggering, it will still be helpful in providing understanding of why we feel the way we do as adults, and why we behave the way we have done as teenagers and into our adult lives. There are lists of supportive organisations at the end of this eBook for anyone who feels they need help and support after reading this book.

Disclaimer: Sections of this eBook and related videos and content may be triggering for some readers

If you would like to learn more about Adverse Childhood Experiences and the effects of trauma, as well as how to build and promote resilience and social and emotional learning, check out our website for further information and to sign up to our fully accredited course Trauma Informed Care and Behaviour Management


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