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ACEs, Trauma, Developmental Trauma – What’s the Difference?

This course explores the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on children’s functioning and the importance of attuned caregiving to alleviate the effects of ACEs. It will consider the factors that lead adversity to become trauma and how this differs from developmental or complex trauma. It will discuss the relevance to care proceedings..

The course should take approximately 1 hour to complete

This course has been designed to meet SRA competency (A & C) and HCPC and SWE standards

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This course defines ACEs and trauma and considers the presentations commonly seen in children and young people subject to care proceedings. It explores how developmental trauma leads to truncated survival responses in children and young people, which effect day to day cognitive, emotional and social functioning. The course will enhance your thinking in the following key areas and assist you in better understanding your clients and writing targeted and person centred LOIs for expert witnesses: 

  • Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) 
  • Is it trauma or complex trauma? 
  • The effects of ongoing caregiver neglect and abuse 
  • Truncated survival responses in children 
  • Repair: Re-framing and learning to live with perceived danger and threat  
  • The importance of resilience 
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