Adverse Childhood Experiences
POSTPONED | Sandy Park, Exeter | 09:00 - 16:00
The effect of Adverse Childhood Experiences are not uncommon and can have a dramatic impact if they are not recognised and responded to. When children are exposed to adverse and stressful experiences, it can have a long-lasting impact on their ability to think, interact with others and on their learning.
At this conference, we will visit some of the research and explore practical responses. Through expert keynotes and supporting workshops, you will gain important knowledge on preventing adversity, raising awareness and intervention skills and learn how to empower your schools to know that they can be a protective factor.
Increasing our awareness and understanding of ACEs potentially holds the key to making a real difference to the future life chances of children and young people.
Key Reasons to Attend:
- Understand what ACEs are and the impact they have
- Learn how to build resilience in children who have experienced adversity in early life
- Hear first hand from professionals in the field how an increased awareness of ACEs is shaping policy and practice
- Network and engage with keynote speakers, Babcock LDP advisors and colleagues from across the South West
About Dr Suzanne Zeedyk
Dr Suzanne Zeedyk is a research scientist fascinated by babies’ inborn capacity to communicate. Since 1993, she has been based at the University of Dundee, within the School of Psychology. In 2011, she set up her own independent training enterprise to disseminate more widely the science of the early years.
She now spends much of her time speaking to the public about our human need for emotional and physiological connection. She is able to bring to this her research expertise on topics including parent-infant relationships, family support, communicative disorders, and the socio-political contexts that frame our responses to scientific information.
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