Speaking about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) when gathering data

Selina Wallis, Community member, Survivor Researcher and Doula, spoke to the Community about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and her research into training NHS trusts and staff using a pack rather than in-person training. This was following the development of the ACEs questionnaire from a tool to help clinicians and service providers understand the “what happened to you” aspect of trauma distress, and to include questions for use in data-collection. The study concluded that the pack option was not operationalizable and that the extension of the questionnaire held several flaws. To read more please open the documents below and see the copy of Selina’s presentation.

Presentation and background documents – please click for link:

Selina’s presentation: Speaking about Adverse Childhood experiences

Routine Enquiry about Adverse Childhood Experiences Implementation pack pilot evaluation (final report)

University of Edinburgh ACEs policy blog

ACEs critique and response