Once we accept that adversity in childhood negatively affects children’s outcomes, how do we take this knowledge and apply it effectively in practice? What have we learned from settings using ACEs and trauma-informed approaches about what to do, and what not to do to help children thrive?

Confirmed Speakers include:

  • Professor John Devaney, University of Edinburgh
  • Professor Sue White, University of Sheffield
  • Mary Glasgow, Children 1st
  • Dr Zara Quigg, Public Health Institute, Liverpool John Moores University
  • David and Elisabeth Carney-Haworth, Operation Encompass
  • June Leat, POTATO (Parents of Traumatised Adopted Teens Organisation)
  • Joanne Hopkins, ACES Support Hub Wales



Sessions include:

  • What have we learned from national policy implementation of the ACEs approach in Wales and Scotland?

Joanne Hopkins  Director, ACES Support Hub Wales

  • What does the research on ACEs actually tell us?

Professor Sue White, Professor of Social Work, University of Sheffield and Professor John Devaney, Centenary Chair, University of Edinburgh

Professor John Devaney, University of Edinburgh

  •  A parent's perspective in trauma

June Leat, Chair of ‘Potato’ (Parents of Traumatised Adopted Teens Assoc)

  • A whole service transformation using an ACEs informed approach

Mary Glasgow, Chief Executive, Children First

  • Routine ACE (adverse childhood experiences) enquiry: the evidence and implementation across the UK and Ireland

 Dr Zara Quigg, Reader in Behavioural Epidemiology, Liverpool John Moores University

  • Operation Encompass: A police/education collaboration to reduce the impact of childhood adversity

David and Elisabeth Carney-Haworth OBEs, Founder and Co Creator: Operation Encompass

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