This event is hosted by Children in Wales.

09:30 – 14:30

A half day online session

The 2015 report by Public Health Wales, the Welsh Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study states that “There is a growing body of evidence that our experiences during childhood can affect health throughout the life course. Children who experience stressful and poor quality childhoods are more likely to adopt health-harming behaviours during adolescence which can themselves lead to mental health illnesses and diseases such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes later in life.

“Adverse Childhood Experiences are not just a concern for health. Experiencing Adverse Childhood Experiences means individuals are more likely to perform poorly in school, more likely to be involved in crime and ultimately less likely to be a productive member of society”.

This course will examine Adverse Childhood Experiences, children’s rights and the concept of a good childhood, resilience and how to build resilience in children to cope with and mitigate the effects of Early Childhood Experiences.

The course is aimed at those working with children and young people in a professional setting and interested in building a knowledge and understanding of adverse childhood experiences.

This aims of the course are:

  • To explore Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • To have a better understanding of their impact on children and adults in later life
  • To have an a greater understanding of substance misuse, mental health, domestic abuse and violence and their effects on children
  • To explore a “Good” childhood
  • To increase knowledge of Resilience
  • To have skills and confidence to build resilience with children and young people