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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: resilience

Our seminar on 11 March 2019 was led by Professor Jane Callaghan, Director Child Wellbeing & Protection at Stirling University. In the seminar, Jane explored the values inherent in the ACE model and the determinism underpinning how trauma is understood. Using a feminist lens, the gendered assumptions and implications of the model were highlighted. Ostensibly […]

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 […]

Professor Ramona Alaggia is a trauma and resilience researcher in social work at the University of Toronto. Her focus of study is in child sexual abuse disclosures, children exposed to intimate partner violence and trauma informed practice. She teaches child and family assessment and treatment and multi-level interventions in the area of violence against women […]

In this blog, we hear about the work of ResiliencebyDesign Research Innovation Lab, an interdisciplinary team of researchers committed to using applied, participatory research with young people.  For more information about ResiliencebyDesign, their vision and projects, visit their website: or check out the overview video here (3 min) Originally posted 23rd January 2019 Introduction  “Where we conduct […]

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 […]

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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