Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are defined as situations that lead to an elevated risk of children and young people experiencing damaging impacts on their health and other social outcomes across the life course.
ACEs – Adverse Childhood Experiences
In this ‘In Conversation’ podcast, Professor Sinéad McGilloway and Christine Mulligan provide valuable insight into the PRIMERA programme, which investigated how best to support young families experiencing parental mental illness.
The PRIMERA project team won ACAMH’s prestigious Lionel Hersov Memorial Award in 2022.Read more
Tackling Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) State of the Art and Options for Action – Jack Tizard Memorial Conference
We have taken the title of the 2023 Jack Tizard Memorial Conference from a current WHO review by Professor Mark Bellis and colleagues from the Collaborating Centre on Investment for Health and Wellbeing. The idea of taking stock, and reviewing our thinking about Adversity, Trauma and the mental health and well-being of children and young people is a timely theme.
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The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, in collaboration with Child and Family Training (C&FT) and Improved Futures (IF) present a series of Briefing Seminars on ‘Dealing with distress, restoring well-being, and promoting resilience of Looked After Children and young people who have suffered extensive trauma’. Our goal is to help Looked After Services, Social Workers, […]Read more
Hunter-gatherer childhoods may offer clues to improving education and wellbeing in developed countries, Cambridge study argues
Hunter-gatherers can help us understand the conditions that children may be psychologically adapted to because we lived as hunter-gatherers for 95% of our evolutionary history. And paying greater attention to hunter-gatherer childhoods may help economically developed countries improve education and wellbeing. JCPP Editorial from Dr Nikhil Chaudhary, and Dr Annie Swanepoel.Read more
Does preschool executive control mediate the impact of early environmental unpredictability and deprivation on the general factor of psychopathology a decade later?
Open Access paper from the JCPP – ‘The current study evaluated whether deprivation and/or unpredictability early in life have unique effects on the general factor of psychopathology through impaired preschool executive control.’ Eric M. Phillips (pic) et al.Read more
In this session we welcomed David Trickey, UK Trauma Council Co-Director and Consultant Clinical Psychologist, to discuss ‘Identifying and responding effectively to Traumatic Bereavement’.Read more
Childhood mental health difficulties mediate the long-term association between early-life adversity at age 3 and poorer cognitive functioning at ages 11 and 14
Open Access paper from the JCPP – ‘Here, we test the hypothesis that early-life adversity may lead to mental health challenges which in turn have adverse consequences for the development of cognitive abilities.’ Tochukwu Nweze (pic) et al.Read more
The ACAMH Northwest branch presented this half day conference on sexually harmful behaviours in children and young people. The webinar focused on several key presentations, questions and discussion.Read more
We are delighted to welcome Professor Roz Shafran (pic) and Dr. Sophie Bennett, present up to date outcome data of the ‘M.I.C.E—Mental Health Intervention for Children with Epilepsy’ study