Adverse Childhood Experience
    of an average classroom
    has experienced one or more
    adverse childhood traumas
  • More than
    of children in Birmingham
    are living in poverty
    Source: End Child Poverty Coalition
  • 1 in 3 adult mental health conditions
    relate directly to
    adverse childhood experiences

Are you equipped to respond to children who have experienced trauma?

Over two thirds of a UK classroom has suffered one or more adverse childhood experiences. This can manifest in challenging and harmful behaviours, negatively impacting the child, their community and those around them. Cherished's outstanding ACE Training improves professional practice and our ability to care for vulnerable children and adults.

“As part of our continuing commitment to empowering young women in the Midlands and creating a trauma informed society, we now offer Adverse Childhood Experience training to volunteers and professionals working with children.”

Cherished has delivered ACE Training to over 5000 professionals since 2016

A new course was designed in 2018, specifically for education professionals.

What’s included in the training?

What is trauma?

We'll learn about the ACE study and how it defines Adverse Childhood Experiences

The Impact of Trauma on body, brain and behaviour

Including the neuroscience of trauma and the 4Ss - behaviour as communication

Early Intervention

How early intervention can minimise the negative impact of ACE on a young person into adulthood

Intervention and Effective Support within the classroom

How professionals can support and nurture children with ACEs within a classroom or alternative education environment, including what they do NOT need

Attachment and the traumatised adult/child

The attachment needs of a young person who has experienced childhood trauma and how this manifests within adults

Self-care for Professionals

Dealing with vicarious trauma* and self-care for those working with young people with ACE

Training Information

Course Leader: Hannah Simnett
Hannah is the Founder and Chief Executive of Cherished. An award-winning speaker and leader, Hannah is deeply passionate about creating a trauma-informed society. She has trained front-line professionals across the country and is an advocate for young women receiving opportunities to fulfil their true potential.

The Training
The ACE training is a full day course, tailored to your professional requirements. To discuss your bespoke requirements, please use our booking contact form.

Or visit our Eventbrite Training page: cherishedtraining.eventbrite.com

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