Making Scotland an ACE informed nation

Making Scotland an ACE informed nation

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

Dr Caralyn Blaisdell from the University of Strathclyde continues our discussion on the theme of resilience and how this term is being used, with specific reference to early years.  Originally posted 10th December 2018 As an experienced practitioner, researcher and lecturer specializing in early childhood education, I have had a mixed reaction to the recent […]

In a follow-up post, CRFR Associate PhD student Ariane Critchley provides her thoughts on resilience in response to the recent CRFR Seminar ‘The Troubling Concept of Resilience’ given by Eric Carlin and Emma Davidson. Originally posted 18 December 2017 As a social worker I was fortunate to meet a number of children and young people […]

Emma Davidson and Eric Carlin reflect on their recent CRFR Informal Seminar Originally posted 18th December 2017   It’s not a surprise that our seminar, ‘The Troubling Concept of Resilience’, received such interest. In recent years, fostering resilience has become a central dimension not only of early years, education and youth policy, but wider social […]

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 […]


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