NI ACE Conference 2020 – Presentations and Conference Report

The third annual ACE Conference was held on in March 2020 and brought together 136 delegates in the Hilton Hotel, Templepatrick, to share learning from the journey so far, hear examples of best practice happening elsewhere, and explore the next steps to lead a Trauma Informed System into the New Decade.

To view the presentations from the conference please visit –

The Northern Ireland ACE Conference 2020 Report is also available to downloaded  at the link below.

NI ACE Conference 2020 Report






Trauma | ACES | Resilience – Resources

In response to requests for further information following screenings of the ‘Resilience’ documentary, the attached resource document has been produced to help raise awareness of existing information, research, multi-media information and links to work carried out with regards to Adverse Childhood Experiences, Resilience and Trauma Informed Practice.

Download ACEs Resource Document

We hope that you find the information contained useful and we would encourage you to share the attached resource document with any of your own contacts who you feel would benefit. 


ASCERT Commissioned by Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland to Deliver ACEs Training


ASCERT has been commissioned by the Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland (SBNI), to provide training for staff and volunteers working in the community and voluntary sector in Northern Ireland to increase awareness of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), and Trauma Informed Practice.

The course is relevant to anyone working with children and/or adults where ACEs may be affecting their health/wellbeing. Participants will have the opportunity to:

• Develop an increased awareness of the potential impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on individuals and communities.
• Develop an enhanced understanding of the impact of Trauma and ACEs on the brain and possible subsequent behaviour.
• Increase their knowledge of emotional health & wellbeing and support pathways for both staff and services users.

This training is FREE and is available in venues across Northern Ireland. Registration for this training can be completed online at the ASCERT website.

Please note, the training sessions being delivered by ASCERT are ONLY available to the community and voluntary sector. If you work in another sector you should contact SBNI directly for information on what other training opportunities in this area that are available. Visit:

Anyone who is interested in finding out more about this course and how to book onto it can visit: or alternatively you can email: or telephone 0800 2545 123 (and ask to speak to a member of the ASCERT Training Services team).


Level 1 ACE Training – May/June 2019


ASCERT are delivering a Level One ACE and Trauma Informed Practice Training Programme across the community/voluntary sector in Northern Ireland.

ASCERT welcome all staff and volunteers working across the sector to attend the 3 hour training sessions to enhance their knowledge of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Trauma Informed Practice.

For further information please click below to view the schedule of training dates, venues and details on how to register.