Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Trauma

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

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:



Trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Resilience Unit
Mental Health Directorate
Scottish Government
3ER - St. Andrew's House
Regent Road

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