Leadership for Resilience –
Putting ACEs Awareness into Action
Thousands of people across Scotland saw the film Resilience during 2017. The film explores the insights science is gaining about the long-term impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences. This growing awareness leaves us all with the question:
What do we do with this knowledge?
How we put the insights into action is what we’ll explore during this event.
The event consists of two parts. Firstly, you’ll have a chance to see the film Resilience. The film makes clear the hidden struggles that many children face – challenges that adults often simply do not see. If Scotland is to succeed in our wish to be ‘best place to grow up’, we need to get better at identifying and responding to those struggles. We need to understand how they affect children’s biology for the long term.
That’s where the second part of the event comes in. We’ll have an extended discussion about how to act on this knowledge. The discussion will be led by two of the people working hard to bring about change in Scotland. Research scientist Suzanne Zeedyk will share insights from the work she has been pursuing directly with schools seeking to embed ACEs awareness in their practice. David Cameron will draw on his wide policy experience in education and children’s services to reflect on the barriers that keep us from putting care at the centre of educational practice.
David Cameron and Dr Suzanne Zeedyk
This event is a great opportunity to think in depth about how we can bring about the changes we want to see for Scotland’s children. It will focus not only on raising awareness of ACEs, but also on identifying solutions.
Anyone working with or caring for children and young people will find useful insights at this event.
More dates to be announced.