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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are stressful or traumatic experiences that can have a huge and lasting impact on young people throughout their lives.


Please follow the links below for further information: 


Trauma sensitive practice with children in care


The link below is to an STV interview with Dr Gabor Maté who talks about just how significant the impact of ACEs can be: 

Childhood trauma 'can lead to mental and physical ilness'


In addition, please follow the link below to watch a fascinating short film on Attachment Theory:

The Attachment Theory - How Childhood Affects Life