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Trauma-informed Practice: Special Report

Adverse childhood experiences can have far-reaching negative consequences on people’s lives, but there are growing efforts to implement trauma-informed practices in services to improve long-term outcomes.

Parenting Programmes: Policy context

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  • Tuesday, January 26, 2021
The focus of parenting support has tended to be on interventions with pre-school age children, such as Coram Family and Childcare’s Parent Champions programme which is a peer support network (see expert view).

Parenting Programmes: Special Report

Parenting programmes aim to give parents the insights and skills they need to help their children thrive. CYP Now’s special report looks at the latest developments, academic research and examples of best practice.

Adverse Childhood Experiences: Special Report

Research has shown that adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can increase the risk of poor life outcomes, so policymakers and practitioners are developing new ways to prevent ACEs and support children at risk of them.

Adverse Childhood Experiences: Policy context

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  • Tuesday, September 29, 2020
The basis for much of the work in the UK and internationally on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) is drawn from a 1997 US study by CDC Kaiser on childhood traumas. This study identified a list of 10 ACEs that then formed the basis for a questionnaire used by researchers as a screening tool to assess the impact of childhood trauma on adults.

Seven features of practice

Projects in the first phase of the Children's Social Care Innovation Programme have been evaluated to identify practice that has the most impact for children, with seven clear features emerging.