Making Scotland an ACE informed nation

Making Scotland an ACE informed nation

Continuing the conversation at the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships

In recent years, tackling Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and fostering ‘resilience’ has become a central dimension of early years, education, youth and family policy. Researchers associated with the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR), University of Edinburgh, have been interested in the rising ACEs agenda and, in particular, its prominence in Scottish social […]

I am pleased to announce that we will be screening Time to Respond at the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships, a 30 minute documentary film about the link between childhood sexual abuse and perinatal mental health (you can view the trailer here : https://vimeo.com/263177536). In the documentary Women from the Stepping Out Mental […]

The following is a re-post of an article written by Iain Smith, a criminal defence lawyer at Keegan Smith, Livingston, a core member of West Lothian ACEs Hub, and a trustee of Aid & Abet. In this blog to date, one critique of the ACEs approach has been that it doesn’t provide clear understandings on […]

David Ford is the Founder and Head of Expert Link, a national organisation with a network of people around the country, predominately with lived experience of multiple disadvantages. This blog was originally posted on 19th August 2019 at: http://expertlink.org.uk/blog/aces-framework-traumatise-stigmatise-support/ For years, Expert Link has called for greater recognition of the link between multiple disadvantages (namely […]

Earlier this year we welcomed Judith M Brown to the University of Edinburgh. Judith is an adjunct associate lecturer at the University of New South Wales, Australia where she obtained her PhD. As a practising clinician in Australia, she has worked over the last 12 years as a therapist with individuals, couples and families in […]

Dr Sarah Nelson is a Research Associate at the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR) and a research specialist on childhood sexual abuse and its effects across the lifecourse. Sarah’s book, ‘Tackling Child Sexual Abuse: Radical Approaches’, offers hope of more effective, imaginative means of protecting children and young people from sexual abuse. […]

Morag Treanor is Professor of Child and Family Inequalities, and is based at the Institute for Social Policy, Housing, Equalities Research at Heriot Watt University. Morag’s research uses longitudinal methods, both quantitative and qualitative, to explore the impacts of poverty and persistently low income on children’s cognitive, social, emotional and behavioural developmental outcomes and educational transitions. […]

Dr Loiuse Marryat is a Research Fellow in Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Learning Difficulties at the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh. Louise is a quantitative researcher with a background in sociology, public health and statistics. Her research has primarily focussed on the use of longitudinal and routine datasets to explore a diverse set of topics around […]

Dr Sarah Nelson is a Research Associate at the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR) and a research specialist on childhood sexual abuse and its effects across the lifecourse. Sarah’s book, ‘Tackling Child Sexual Abuse: Radical Approaches’, offers hope of more effective, imaginative means of protecting children and young people from sexual abuse. […]

  Gary is a PhD Researcher at the School of Education, University of Glasgow. His research focus is on social justice, citizenship and philosophy of education. His practice background is in education and the charity sector, including NSPCC (ChildLine Schools Service).  Gary has previously written about ACEs in an article for TESS magazine. His other […]

A quick post to say that we have made a start at pulling together published information and evidence on ACEs and resilience into a ‘padlet’. Visit the resources page and click on the image. If there is anything you would like us to add to the padlet, please email Emma (.e.c.davidson@ed.ac.uk).

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