Adverse Childhood Experience - Learning Module

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This module explores the effects of childhood trauma and adverse experience. Once you have completed it you should be able to:

  • Appreciate that what happens in childhood makes a difference to a child’s mental and physical health, impacting on the rest of their life
  • Describe ‘Adverse Childhood Experiences’ (ACEs) as a framework for understanding childhood trauma
  • Appreciate the long-term physical and psychological consequences of exposure to childhood trauma
  • Recognise common responses to trauma, including hypervigilance, dissociation, disconnection, and shame
  • Start to think about how to routinely and sensitively enquire about a history of trauma and adverse experience
  • Understand and begin to incorporate trauma-informed care into your personal practise
  • Think about yourself and the impact that caring can have

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Contributed by: Dominic Patterson
Authored by: Dominic Patterson, Fairhealth and Health Education England
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Last updated: 10 July 2020
First contributed: 10 July 2020
Audience access level: Full user

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