A county-wide approach to addressing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)

Since January 2019, Warren Larkin Associates (WLA) was commissioned by Nottinghamshire County to work with partners to support them to not only respond to the impacts of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) but also to look at the causes and at ways in which they can be prevented. If you’ve read any of my blogs before [...]

Podcast: discussing Adverse Childhood Experiences

Dr Warren Larkin recently joined Zakra Yasin, (Public Health ACEs Programme Lead at Bradford Council), and Kerry Bennett (Integration & Change Manager Better Start Bradford), on their podcast which looked at Adverse Childhood Experiences and how they can affect outcomes in later life. Warren discussed what ACEs are, the Reach programme and how it [...]

Resiliency Accelerator – creating a global network

Thank you to everyone who joined me and Becky Haas on the first Resiliency Accelerator. Over 60 people from 11 countries joined us, including professionals from as far as Canada, New Zealand and the US and as close to home as Dublin and Wales. Such was our participants enthusiasm and passion, that many of [...]

Resiliency Accelerator – starting a global conversation

Alongside leading trauma-informed care practitioner Becky Haas, Dr Warren Larkin will be delivering a Resiliency Accelerator – an event designed to start a global conversation on the implementation of ACEs science. Becky Haas is based in Tennessee in the United States and will bring her perspective and experience from the USA. Both Warren and [...]

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE), Trauma and Resilience for Schools Post Pandemic

The online seminars I ran earlier this month on Childhood Adversity, Trauma and Resilience were oversubscribed and as a result I had a lot of requests to repeat these events. I have specifically been asked to put on similar introductory seminars with a focus on schools. So, I am hosting two virtual seminars on [...]

In conversation with Lisa Cherry – the Trauma Resonance Resilience webinar

I was really pleased to be invited to Lisa’s Trauma Resonance Resilience webinar, where we discussed ACEs, trauma and social change. Lisa is an expert in her field and being able to join her was a privilege. In the webinar, we covered some of the challenges of applying the bio-medical model [...]

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), Trauma & Resilience

The topic of trauma-informed practice has never been more relevant. In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown – and in its aftermath – we need to consider the role of childhood adversity and subsequent traumatising experiences in the lives of the people we are supporting. Social and psychological problems have been increasing [...]

Continuing the conversation about ACE enquiry

It’s been a month since the British Journal of General Practice (BJGP) published an article that I co-wrote with Dr Peter Cairns - Addressing adverse childhood experiences: implications for professional practice. In the editorial we explored just some of the enablers and barriers related to implementing ACE enquiry in a UK primary care context. [...]

2020-05-15T17:40:35+01:00May 8th, 2020|ACE enquiry|0 Comments

ACE enquiry – What it is, what it isn’t and why it’s important.

The current coronavirus public health crisis is impacting everyone, in ways, only a few weeks ago few of us could have imagined. Tragically, for many children and vulnerable adults in particular, this summer may be the defining event in their lives; as they are trapped in adverse circumstances, unable to readily access the network of [...]

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