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Making Scotland an ACE informed nation

Making Scotland an ACE informed nation

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

Tag: ACEs

This blog began in 2018 in response to growing interest in ACEs – or Adverse Childhood Experiences in Scotland. As academics, we were fascinated by the speed at which the concept had been popularised, and the extent to which it was shaping policy and practice across social care domains. Through the blog and seminars, we […]

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 […]

One of our speakers on 25th February 2019 was Ariane Critchley, a lecturer in Social Work at Napier University. Drawing on her recent doctoral research on pre-birth child protection, she examined the complexities of applying child protection processes to unborn children and the experiences of practitioners and of expectant families. In particular she examined the ways child […]

We were lucky to have a wonderful presentation by Dr Amy Chandler at our seminar in December 2018. Several participants asked to see Amy’s presentation again – the link to which was unhelpfully hidden in my summary of the event. So, here is a quick link to Amy’s presentation and slides. In it she examines […]

CRFR co-director Dr Emma Davidson summarises the key themes emerging from our recent seminar reflecting on the emergent ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and resilience agenda in Scotland. Originally posted 11th December 2018 We began a conversation on ACEs and resilience in December 2017 at the seminar, ‘The Troubling Concept of Resilience’, where Dr Eric Carlin and myself […]


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