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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Training Practical ways to help support students recover from traumatic experiences

£155.00£185.00 + VAT

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The Adverse Childhood Experiences training course is designed to give participants an insight and understanding of ACEs and how they may affect children growing up. Time will be given to adverse childhood experiences studies highlighting the potential impact that ACEs can have on children and young people as well as adults. It is important to know that not everyone who has been exposed to ACEs will have negative outcomes but understanding ACEs will help support students. This course provides participants with tools, techniques, suggested resources and practical strategies to take back to school.



• Consider why a knowledge of ACEs is significant for your work;
• Develop an understanding of what are adverse childhood experiences;
• Explore how ACEs can impact on the developing child
• Understand what you can do to help break the cycle of ACEs when working with children and families;
• Understand the term toxic stress and its effects on the developing brains of children and adolescents;
• Understand attachment theory and the differences between secure and insecure attachment in children;
• Understand the importance of relationships and resilience training
• Explore what factors can support the development of resilience and how working with parents can help a child become more resilient;
• Understand the role of resilience in helping children/young people cope with adversity;
• Look at trauma informed care in relation to childhood trauma;
• Develop a system of reflective practice for staff wellbeing and resilience;
• Understanding the importance of Professor Barry Carpenter’s Recovery Curriculum in light of school’s post corona virus pandemic;
• Develop a system of reflective practice for staff wellbeing and resilience;
• Understand the importance of trauma informed practice and trauma informed schools.



Course Leader

Nicola S Morgan


Target Audience

Aimed at anyone who works directly or indirectly with students and who wants to understand ACEs Adverse Childhood Experiences in more detail and learn ways to help support students. Ideal for school-based staff including teachers, head teachers, deputy headteacher, SENCO, special education teacher, school support staff, classroom assistant, educational psychologists, pastoral care staff and pastoral lead teacher.
As well as multidisciplinary teams i.e. looked after children, foster care, adoption agencies, social services.



“Nicola was animated in her delivery of the training, reinforcing the importance of awareness – her passion made the training very relatable for the
work we do, with excellent examples of targeting key concepts!”

“Excellent! The training was an absolute pleasure, very worthwhile and excellently delivered by an obviously knowledgeable and experienced
trainer. It provided a plethora of strategies that will impact greatly on the work we do and despite the subject manner, we were not made to feel
uncomfortable at all; Nicola went to every effort to get to know us!”

“Amazing! Highly relevant, thought provoking and informative. I feel well equipped to raise awareness of the effects of trauma and how to try and
unravel things to provide relevant support”

“Inspirational as always! Nicola identifies the key facts around many topics which are crucial for individuals to succeed. Her knowledge is never

“Absolutely fabulous training! I feel totally motivated to ensure that we have trauma-based practice embedded into our school”.

“Excellent! Covered far more than what I expected. I would recommend it to anyone!”


Further information

Trainer will be in the room at 9:15am and until 3:30pm to answer any questions or for further information etc.
Breaks for mid morning and afternoon including an hour for lunch will also be given.
Questions and discussions are welcome throughout the training. We want t make this your day.


Your Pack

Information and links will be emailed to you prior and during the course.
Your pack including handouts, a M&S gift voucher for food, snack pen and notepad will be posted to you prior to the course.
We will ensure that the training day is made comfortable and stress free for you to enjoy wherever you are.


This course is available as INSET / In-house training at your school / organisation.  Contact us for further information.

Additional information

Date and Location

20th September 2022, 22nd November 2022