Adversity, Trauma & Resilience

Useful training, information and advice on trauma and trauma informed practice

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) explained

TED TALK: How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime; Adverse Childhood Experiences

Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Paediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain.

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ACEs e-Learning

Approx 50 mins

This e-learning is free to access and funded by the Home Office Early Intervention Fund. Aimed at practitioners, professionals and volunteers who work with children, young people and their families. Certification provided.

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A short video explaining ACEs:

Public Health Network Cymru

ACEs are traumatic events that affect children while growing up, such as suffering child maltreatment or living in a household affected by domestic violence, substance misuse or mental illness.

Child Trauma: Repl’ACE’ing the context

What is Child Trauma? What is an ACE? Are they the same? 60 mins

  • How does this impact a child’s development?
  • How does this impact on the family?
  • How does childhood trauma affect a parents ability to parent?
  • How can professionals spot this, what are the signs to look for?
  • How can professionals work with the child?
  • How can professionals work with the family?
  • How can professionals become trauma aware, informed, and then applied?


Childhood Trauma and the Brain

Produced by UK Trauma Council

A short introduction to what happens in the brain after children face traumatic experiences in childhood, such as abuse and neglect.

Poly Vagal motorway of wellness

Cath Knibbs 16 mins

Catherine specializes in Cyber trauma and Child Sexual Abuse and Child Sexual Exploitation.

This video simplifies how our brain and body works together and how stress can affect us. A resource for parents, teachers, social workers, therapists and more!

Understanding Trauma

Learning Brain vs Survival Brain

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