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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

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

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

Reducing the negative impact of ACEs

We know that adverse experiences can potentially impact on children's long-term health and life outcomes. Getting the right help at the right time for children and young people is crucial to mitigate the negative impacts of adversity and trauma and to reduce the likelihood of long-term negative consequences into adulthood. 

As part of the GIRFEC approach we have a range of work underway to support children and young people affected.

Examples of the type of action we are taking include:




Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Resilience Unit
Improving Health & Wellbeing Division
Directorate for Children & Families
Scottish Government
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