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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. https://twitter.com/gmhales/status/1219919741239865346

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 👏🎉 https://twitter.com/kensingtonroyal/status/1219862254998323200

“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 https://twitter.com/KarenJBateson/status/1216627088423366656

The main focus of all our traiming is the importance of a trusted adult for a child with #trauma this sums it up beautifully https://www.tes.com/news/how-story-and-foster-carers-love-changed-my-life?amp&__twitter_impression=true

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

https://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2020-01-08a.576.0&s=trauma+informed#g578.1

@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. https://developingchild.harvard.edu/resources/coming-soon-the-brain-architects-podcast/

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
#Perseverance

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 http://www.pnas.org/content/116/11/5188

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Support in Times of Need

Offer to be an emergency contact for someone.

Provide information about local family support services.

Get groceries for someone who’s in need of support.

Provide emotional support for someone in need.

Support a new parent e.g. offer to babysit or provide childcare or cook them a meal.

Ask a school head teacher to host a community resource night so that you and other parents can see what your community offers.

Parental Resilience

Join a new parenting group.

Make time for yourself / have some ‘you time’ e.g. take a nap, read, do something you love!

Arrange a date night with your partner.

Use positive thinking e.g. tell yourself that you are doing a great job/ the best that you can.

Offer to help friends/neighbours with chores so they get a break to recharge their batteries.

Social and Emotional Competence in Children

Celebrate and support the achievements of your children.

Encourage a child to teach you something new.

Give your child a hug.

Read with your child.

Knowledge of Childhood and Parenting

Subscribe to a magazine or online newsletter about parenting and child development.

Join a local parenting class.

Share information about ways to prevent child maltreatment through your social media channels (twitter or Facebook).

Click here to access some of WAVE Trust’s resources!

Social Connections

Meet your neighbour.

Organise a local activity in your community.

Join a new community group.

Link up to an existing community service.

Make some time to see your friends/family in a social setting.

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