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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Trauma

Our work to prevent and reduce the negative impact of childhood adversity and trauma.

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Trauma
Reducing the negative impact of ACEs

Reducing the negative impact of ACEs

We know that adverse experiences can potentially impact children's long-term health and life outcomes. It’s crucial for children and young people to get the right help at the right time as this mitigates the negative impacts of adversity and trauma and reduces the likelihood of long-term negative consequences into adulthood. 

As part of the Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) approach, we are working to support negatively affected children and young people.

Some examples of the types of action we are taking include:


Contact

Email: ACEstrauma@gov.scot

Trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Resilience Unit
Mental Health Division
Directorate for Mental Wellbeing & Social Care
Scottish Government
3ER - St. Andrew's House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG

First published: 13 Jul 2020 Last updated: 20 Dec 2021 -