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.”
I am grateful that volunteering with Cherished has given me the opportunity to learn about ACEs and use this understanding in my everyday interactions.
– Iman (Cherished Volunteer)
The training was an insight to how trauma affects children from a very early age, and if it’s not dealt with how they carry the baggage through their lives.
They used a very good activity, someone in the training when it first started was asked to wear a small back pack. Half way through the trainer explained. If we don’t deal with this a Peppa pig stage it then goes onto George etc. etc. The trainer asked the lady in the training to take the bag off and asked her to explain how it felt, she said it was as if a weight was lifted. I have used this many times with the children and the young people. Maybe not literally but the theory of it
Also an anticipation exercise with a balloon. We were asked to c lose our eyes wait to see what she would do with it. My translation of this is how a child would be feeling when they were anticipation of when and how the DV would happen.
Very powerful stuff.
– Senior Children’s Co-ordinator at The Freedom Project, a domestic violence charity
This has to be the most informative training I have ever been on. It’s really relevant to my role – I would suggest every officer receives this training.
– Safer Schools Police Officer
This course increased my awareness and understanding of ACE’s to such a degree that I am now committed to ensuring my organisation provides trauma-informed projects and programmes.
– Manager of Phase Trust
The training was excellent, very informative and useful and will impact my practice
– Social Worker, Liverpool City Council
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 behaviourIncluding the neuroscience of trauma and the 4Ss - behaviour as communication
Early InterventionHow early intervention can minimise the negative impact of ACE on a young person into adulthood
Intervention and Effective Support within the classroomHow 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/childThe attachment needs of a young person who has experienced childhood trauma and how this manifests within adults
Self-care for ProfessionalsDealing with vicarious trauma* and self-care for those working with young people with ACE
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 ACE training is a full day course, tailored to your professional requirements. To discuss your bespoke requirements, please use our booking contact form.