Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council Introduce ACEs E-Learning Course
Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council have introduced an E-Learning course focused on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). This course is relevant for all staff working in public services, as well as primary school and nursery staff through their Virtual Learning Environments.
ACEs are distressing events that occur in a person’s childhood, and can include experiences such as: suffering physical, verbal or sexual abuse; parental abandonment or separation; neglect; or being raised in a household where they witness domestic violence, drug or alcohol abuse, or mental health problems. Research has shown that children with ACEs are more likely to develop antisocial behaviours, perform poorly at school, experience mental health problems, and become involved in crime.
The ACE E-Learning course will:
- Introduce the concept of ACEs and build awareness of ACE science
- Promote the benefits and importance of being ACE aware, with relevance to your own life or role
- Empower you to start to take action to prevent and address ACEs
- Provide an introduction to practical tools and techniques for preventing and addressing ACEs
- Signpost to sources of further information, resources, and support
You do not need any prior knowledge of ACEs to take part in this training: however, this course may be of interest to anyone who has attended a screening of the film Resilience, which addresses how ACEs can be linked to destructive behaviour and illnesses in children.
External partners, schools, and community members can access the link to the ACE E-Learning course here.
Learners will be required to set up an account on the Virtual Learning Environment. Select "Public Health Partner" from the drop down box when creating an account (at the bottom of the list of schools). For further instructions on how to enrol in the VLE, click here.
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