Trauma & Adverse Childhood Experience

19 May 2023 @ 09:30 - 13:30
This training will explore the impact of adverse childhood experiences and how it affects development.

Summary of the event:

Childhood should be the happiest time of our lives, but unfortunately for many children & young people this is not the case. Experiences that they have even early in their lives can shape their achievement and well-being for decades. It does not have to be this way.


This training will explore the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACE’s), particularly trauma, on children and young people and how it can affect development.

It will offer an insight into protective and compensatory experiences that can offer strategies to reduce the impact of past experiences and ensure that the young person could reach their potential. 

Those attending will be invited to consider the content from the perspective of children that they have worked with.

Sadly, since the COVID lockdowns the numbers of children and young people showing signs of trauma throughout the country has increased and services are struggling to meet the needs. This training will suggest adaptations that can be made to attempt to change outcomes.

Training led by: Brian Roberts

Brian trained and practiced as a teacher for over 25 years. His experience covers Humanities Education, Carers Education and Guidance, Young People’s Voice and Leadership and he was England’s only Advanced Skills Teacher for Enterprise Education.

Alongside his wife he has fostered for 30 years providing a home for children on a long-term basis and as Special Guardians. His knowledge of the impact of factors leading to social service involvement led to his appointment as Virtual School Head for Children in Care in two English Local Authorities and he was one of the Heads on the Department of Children, Schools & Families pilots.

At home Brian and his wife live with three young people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and the impact of Trauma and unmet attachment needs. He is now a National expert in FASD. He has written academically for the FASD Trust, The National Organisation for FASD and the Corum BAAF journal on the Impact that FASD has on education and learning in the UK. He has also appeared on FASD documentaries for the BBC & FASD Trust.

Audience: SENCos, Inclusion Managers, Teachers, TAs, Learning Mentors, parents and carers

Cost: £102+VAT / person. Refreshments and cold buffet lunch included

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Advanced booking is required to attend this event.

  • Adults: £102