ACE Awareness Training

Adverse Childhood Experiences Awareness Training

 

Some people walk into work wounded but with dignity.

Managers find themselves dealing with colleagues on a hair trigger. Some behaviours seem unfathomable. Statistically, as you consider any workspace 34% people, on average, will never have experienced an adverse childhood experience. That leaves 74% who have. 12.5% of people will have experienced 4 or more of those ACE’s detailed in this infographic.  That statistic may be some of your best and brightest.

Now consider a person who stoically turns up to work every day who has experienced emotional abuse in their childhood, who was told they were rubbish, criticised and belittled. Are they likely to receive criticism well? The reaction may be a little more intense than you had anticipated. You may find your own buttons being pressed. And so relations begin to break down.

ACE awareness training can help separate the behaviours from the person. Colleagues and managers are not therapists although a kind word can go a long way. However raising awareness of how ACE affects the brain and hence behaviour can help foster understanding and compassion leading to better relations.

This training is about

  • Raising awareness about ACES
  • Understanding how ACES affect the brain and behaviour
  • Understanding maladaptive coping strategies that people have developed
  • Adopting tools and techniques drawn from the latest neuroscience, psycho-education, CBT, and NLP.

The training is also aimed at people who work with young people who want to become trauma informed and learn strategies to best help give their young people the resilience skills they will need going forward.

Training aims

  • To inspire and motivate the workforce to adapt their interactions with people through trauma informed practice
  • For managers, team leaders and staff to be able to understand how trauma from early age manifests itself in behaviour and life choices of children, young people and adults
  • To have an increased understanding of the links between trauma, attachment, behaviour and triggers
  • To improve understanding of developmental trauma, toxic stress and adverse childhood experiences
  • To have an understanding of neuroscience research in relation to trauma
  • To understand of the principles and practices of trauma informed approaches

Training outcomes

  • Workforce are motivated and inspired to adapt their interactions with people through trauma informed practice
  • Increased understanding of how trauma impacts on behaviours and life choices
  • Increased understanding of trauma, behaviour and triggers
  • Increased understanding of developmental trauma, toxic stress and adverse childhood experiences
  • Increased understanding of neuroscience research in relation to trauma
  • Increased understanding of the principles and practices of trauma informed approaches

 

The Trainer

The trainer Dorothy C Le Grove BA BSc(Hons) PG Cert(Hyp) is fully accredited by Rock Pool Life to deliver the Aces Recovery Toolkit Programme.