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:
- helping to keep children safe from abuse and neglect through the Child Protection Improvement Programme
- developing a Barnahus - or Children's House - approach to ensure that children who experience severe trauma receive the support and recovery services they need
- supporting children affected by parental substance misuse
- helping children affected by parental imprisonment by extending support for the families of prisoners
- focusing on achieving equity in education through the Scottish Attainment Challenge and Pupil Equity Funds
- investing in school counselling services
- implementing the Ending Homelessness Together Action Plan to benefit young care leavers and children living in temporary accommodation
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Resilience Unit
Improving Health & Wellbeing Division
Directorate for Children & Families
2B-South Victoria Quay