This training incorporates the documentary Resilience’, which explores the findings of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study. This research found that abuse and neglect during childhood causes toxic stress, which wreaks havoc on the brains and bodies of children, greatly increasing their risk of developing physical and mental health problems, poor social outcomes including homelessness, spending time in prison, and early death. The film goes on to explore creative ways to protect children from the effects of toxic stress and build resilience.

The training builds upon the content of the film and explores creative ways to implement its messages in your practice.

While the general themes of the training will be consistent, the training will be tailored to the individual needs of the organisation that commissions the training. 

Length of Training:

Two days

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the training, participants will be able to:

1. Explain the findings and messages of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study.

2. Outline the mechanisms by which ACEs lead to poor health and social outcomes. 

3. Discuss the concept of resilience. 

4. Describe how ACEs and resilience 'show up' in practice. 

5. Discuss why it is important for practitioners to have awareness and make sense of personal early experiences and how this can enhance practice

4. Outline a range of creative and innovative strategies to build resilience in service users and practitioners.

We also offer a one day ACE / Resilience workshop and a screening of Resilience followed by a Q & A.