Introduction to the Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences
In a nutshell
Adverse Children Experiences can cause serious health and well-being implications, affecting a young person’s overall development. ACE’s include violence, abuse, and growing up in a family with mental health or substance use problems. Toxic stress from ACE’s can change brain development and effect how the body responds to stress. ACE’s are linked to chronic health problems, mental illness, and substance misuse in adulthood.
This course will give learners an insight as to how young people can be affected by ACE’s.
This course is for...
...childcare professionals who want to gain additional knowledge
...those studying childcare who want additional experience to complement their learning or further prepare them to enter employment
Learners will explore some of the root causes and effects ACE’s can have on a young person and how this can influence their life and path to adulthood. On this course you can expect to:
- Recognise Adverse Child Experiences and their importance in relation to health and education.
- Explore the effect of the stress on development.
- Determine factors associated with Adverse Childhood Experiences.
There are no formal qualifications required for this course. You’ll be expected to commit to 6 hours and to fully engage in all components of the course. No formal assessment is required, however we expect candidates to undertake all activities with enthusiasm and display respect for others.
Learners may wish to consider other part time options offered within the school which will complement this course and continuous professional development. Course options include:
- Planning Activities to Encourage Resilience (Foster Good Mental Health Strategies)
- Highfield Level 2 Award in Induction to Mental Health Awareness
Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?
Contact our Student Recruitment team
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