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ACEs - Adverse Childhood Experiences

All our work is Trauma Informed

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All our work is Trauma Informed - that means we understand that many of our clients [and staff & volunteers] will have suffered 1 or more ACEs as a child.  This understanding helps us to listen carefully to people, not to dismiss them, but to realise that often their behaviours, values and attitudes have been shaped by their ACEs. 

OK so what are ACES?  We think this video explains them really well, and shows what we can all do to prevent them and protect children & young people from the harm. 

We hope you don't find this film too uncomfortable or distressing. If it is then please talk to someone you trust, or your GP or practice nurse or a counsellor.