Webinar Runtime: 53 Minutes
This webinar will equip mental health practitioners, senior mental health leads, DSLs, learning mentors and teachers with the knowledge and skills to support and improve outcomes for pupils who have experienced ACEs.
The DfE's Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE) statutory guidance underlines the importance of staff understanding how adverse experiences can impact pupils' mental health, behaviour and education.
Research indicates that ACEs can lead to poorer mental and physical health outcomes which are carried over into adulthood. Effective support can, however, steer pupils towards better outcomes, and at the same time address social inequality and the education gap.
In this webinar, Anna Bateman, subject matter expert on mental health and wellbeing and advisor to the DfE, provides an understanding of ACEs. She identifies types of ACE, explains their potential and cumulative impact on pupils' lives and offers a practical, research-led approach to improving outcomes.
Please see the links to the supporting documents below:
Keeping Children Safe in Education, DfE Guidance, 2020
£8m programme to boost pupil and teacher wellbeing, DfE Press Release, 2020
Trauma, challenging behaviour and restrictive interventions in schools, Centre for Mental Health, Briefing 54
Mental health and behaviour in schools, DfE
Childhood abuse, household dysfunction, and the risk of attempted suicide throughout the life span: findings from the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study, Dube et al, 2001
Adverse Childhood Experiences and their impact on health-harming behaviours in the Welsh adult population, Public Health Wales
Childhood Trauma and the Brain, UK Trauma Council
The Repair of Early Trauma: A Bottom Up Approach, Video from Beacon House
UK Trauma Council, Anna Freud Centre
Childhood trauma by paediatrician Nadine Burke Harris, TED Video Talk
Introduction to Adverse Childhood Experiences, Early Trauma Online Learning, Free funded by Home Office Early Intervention Fund
Adverse childhood experiences: What we know, what we don't know, and what should happen next, Early Intervention Foundation Report
WHAT IS A TRAUMA AND MENTAL HEALTH INFORMED SCHOOL? Trauma Informed Schools UK
Dr. Suzanne Zeedyk
Stories of Resilience with Ruth McKay, Headteacher, Portobello High School