ACE-Trauma Informed Practice Stakeholder Workshops May 2019

The Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland are holding a series of workshops to deliver ACE Awareness and Trauma Informed Practice Training across health, social care, education, justice and the community/voluntary sector in Northern Ireland.

A series of information workshops are being delivered to the various sectors, including the community/voluntary sector, with the following aims:

a) Engage with the community & voluntary sector to help us to understand your current level of ACE awareness and relevant training needs to be more trauma sensitive in your work and practice.

b) Explore opportunities and challenges of embedding trauma informed practice in your service / team / organisation.

 

Date/Time: Tuesday 7th May 2019 : 9.30 – 12.30
Location: St. Columb’s Park House, Derry
Register: https://vcs-derry.eventbrite.co.uk/
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Date/Time: Tuesday 9th May 2019 : 9.30 – 12.30
Location: NICVA, Belfast
Register: https://vcs-belfast.eventbrite.co.uk/
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Date/Time: Tuesday 10th May 2019 : 9.30 – 12.30
Location: The Junction, Dungannon
Register: https://vcs-jct.eventbrite.co.uk/
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To register your interest please click on the relevant link above.

Numbers are limited so early booking is essential. 

Please note: Registering your interest in this workshop does not guarantee a place. You will be contacted once registration closes on 1 May with confirmation.

 

CYPSP Regional ACE Reference Group

The Regional ACE Reference Group met in Girdwood Community Centre, on 23 November 2018. Representation from the Trauma Network was welcomed to the group. The group signed of the ACE presentation which will be used to explain the roll out of ACE Awareness across Northern Ireland. A logic model to support the work was also agreed.  Both the presentation and the logic model are now available on the Regional ACE Reference Group webpage

The group heard about a range of activity from member agencies to support ACE awareness/Trauma informed practice. CYPSP, for its part, continues through Locality Groups and Family Support Hubs to support activities around the Resilience documentary.

The Five Nation ACE Special Interest Group met in Dublin on 28th and 29th November. The meeting was hosted by TUSLA. On the evening of 28th November an event was hosted by the Irish Prison Service in the women’s prison. The Irish Prison Service are very committed to trauma informed practice and the event represented an important opportunity to hear about   their work with a very vulnerable population. The full meeting of the group looked at developments across the five nations in promoting ACE awareness /trauma informed practice. A common agenda has emerged across the different countries around ACEs.

WHO International Conference – ACE Trauma Informed Practice Seminar

The Regional ACE Reference Group for Northern Ireland hosted a seminar on Adverse Childhood Experiences as part of the World Healthy Cities International Conference in Belfast this week. The seminar was attended by over 130 delegates including international visitors, department officials and local service providers from across Northern Ireland

The event enabled the Regional ACE Reference Group to highlight the opportunities to develop a consistent trauma informed network across Northern Ireland through a number of initiatives including the Cross Border CAWT Multiple Adverse Experiences (MACE) Project and the EITP Trauma Informed Practice Workforce Development Project.

 

The presentations from the seminar can be downloaded below:

WHO International Conference – ACE Seminar Programme (1 October 2018)

ACE Presentation – An Early Year’s Approach

ACE Presentation – Understanding the Bigger Picture – A Strategic Policy Context, Dreena Evans, Department for Education NI

Keynote Speaker – A public health approach to ACEs in Scotland – from evidence and policy to action in communities, Katy Hetherington, NHS Scotland 

Scottish ACE Documentary (Short Video)

 

For more information about the role of the ACE Reference Group please click here 

 

Seminar: Adverse Childhood Experiences: A Trauma Informed Approach to Early Years

The Northern Ireland Regional ACE Reference Group will host a seminar on Adverse Childhood Experiences as a side event for the WHO International Healthy Cities Conference to be held in Belfast from 1-4th October 2018.

This event will explore policy and early intervention implementation implications (as well as actions to date) for Northern Ireland and Scotland to date linked to the increasing body of international research identifying the long-term harms that can result from chronic stress during childhood.

 

Event details:

1 October 2018

10.30am-12.30pm

Belfast Central Library 

Click here to download the programme for the seminar

 

What are ACEs?

Children who are routinely exposed to situations such as domestic violence, mental ill health, alcohol and other substance misuse problems in their homes experience a negative impact which can last well into adulthood. These chronic stress situations are called Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and are often associated with poorer outcomes for children in educational attainment, employment, involvement in crime, family breakdown, and a range of health and wellbeing measures.

 

Audience

This event is aimed at those who are interested in the policy and practice implications for developing an ACE aware society.

 

How to register

This is a FREE event however booking is essential as places are limited. If you would like to attend this seminar book your place by clicking here 

 

Final Call – Trauma Informed Yoga in Practice

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust invite you to a unique event to experience the impact and benefits of trauma informed yoga in practice with our service users. This event is co-produced with the young people who took part in the Award Winning Yoga Programme in Southern H&SC Trust.

KEY LEARNING:
The impact of yoga on children and young people’s physical and mental well being.
Transfer of the programme for use in different settings.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:  
For anyone working with children and young people.
For those interested in implementing the programme with other service users.
For young people.

DATE:  28th September 2018
TIME:  10am to 1pm
LOCATION:  Lough Neagh Discovery Centre, Craigavon

CLOSING DATE:   11th September 2018

Please confirm attendance and any dietary requirements  as soon as possible with Irene.McClure@southerntrust.hscni.net

To view the flyer click here.