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Catch up on the latest developments across the 70/30 Campaign.



70/30 Group Launches in Croydon

Croydon Group Coordinators, Sara Martínez and Anthoulla Koutsoudi from WAVE Trust held their first meeting for the launch of a local group in the area. The event took place on Wednesday 12th April at WAVE's Croydon-based office. The team celebrated a great turnout...

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We’re Launching a Local 70/30 Group in Croydon!

It's official and very, very exciting...we're setting up a 70/30 group in Croydon this April and we want you!  Let's make Croydon the best place to live for young families! We want the people of Croydon to join the fight to have a safer, happier place for our children...

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Glad to see #ACEs mentioned on Question Time the other night. This national conversation is increasingly going mainstream - let's hope the effective solutions (preventing trauma in the early years, building resilience, #TraumaInformed approaches) take off too.

Ive said it before that in the police you can deal with more traumatic incidents in one week than what a member of the public would deal with in their lifetime. Crucial that we are self aware and are supported.

I was trying to start a national conversation about the early years 5 years ago during my time with @WAVE_Trust. At that time it was only being discussed by pioneering experts & a handful of @7030Campaign Ambassadors - I’m so pleased it’s finally getting into the mainstream 👏🎉

“robust association” confirmed again between child maltreatment & the development of mental disorders.

Time we took the stories of children’s - & their parents’ - lives into account in understanding #mh symptoms

The main focus of all our traiming is the importance of a trusted adult for a child with #trauma this sums it up beautifully

Trauma is now frequently raised in the UK Parliament, cropping up in speeches from a wide variety of politicians. Here is the latest example from @SteveReedMP, the first MP to successfully implement a trauma-informed Bill #ACEs

@HarvardCenter is launching “Brain Architects” – a podcast centered on the science behind new and established findings in early childhood development. Subscribe to hear their first three-part series later this month.

Court today “M’Lord, this angry young man is actually a damaged boy. It’s hard to be kind to him when he creates chaos. If you act in a way that is counter intuitive it may stop the cycle”

Chance granted 🎁

#SmartJustice🛠⚖️ #Hope
#PresidingWithKindness #Kind

If we want to reduce #mentalhealth conditions throughout life and, I can imagine, trauma-related conditions, it seems nature holds the answer. Schools need to bring back play in nature #wellbeing

TIC is not the sole responsibility or purview of mental health professionals. While evidence-based trauma treatment can play a significant role in the healing process for children who need it, there are many other ways to implement #traumainformedcare.

62% of children who go in to care do so because of abuse, there are ususally other #aces as well such as parental alcohol/drug abuse, domestic violence. Only 5-7% get to university and when they do, they do so without the family support other students rely on.

'To understand that there is nothing natural about killing – that killing is the deepest rupturing of our humanity – is to feel the outrage necessary to question where it comes from and how we can prevent it.'


Contrary to what the news and pseudo science would say, it takes a huge effort to make boys violent... trauma, humiliation, shaming, social isolation and indoctrination are nearly always part of serious violence