New report explores transformation approach to Adverse Childhood Experiences

Section: People and NetworksType: News Item Date Published: 27th November 2018

The Health and Social Care Academy launch ACEs and Transformation Insight Paper

Today (Tuesday 27 November) sees the launch of the ACEs and Transformation Insight Paper. The paper is being launched at the ALLIANCE and the Scottish Community Safety Network partnership screening of the film ‘Resilience’ (this link will take you away from our website) in the Citadel Youth Centre in Leith.

Adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, are harmful events that negatively impact a child’s mental, physical, or emotional wellbeing. ACEs include childhood experiences of abuse or neglect, as well as exposure to household dysfunction such as parental imprisonment or domestic abuse.

The paper explores the research surrounding adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and Scotland’s response to this concept. Developing an informed approach to ACEs has the potential to radically transform health and social care in Scotland and identify some of the challenges and opportunities that Scotland will encounter on this journey.

For further information or to request a hard copy of this report email 


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