Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) refers to the experiences of children that have had a stressful or traumatising effect on their lives. Scotland is working hard to be the first "ACE Aware Nation", by providing research and training across a host of agencies and Local Authorities.
At PNS, we are currently helping have a preventative and restorative approach to ACEs by running a groupwork programme with our parents. This 10 week toolkit provides parents with the support to delve into understanding their own ACEs, and in turn should help them mitigate the effects of these on their parenting and their children.
See below for more information on ACEs research from the Scottish Government, details of our ongoing ACEs work, and our plans for the future to be at the forefront of tackling ACEs to better the lives of children in Scotland.