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BTB Introduction to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Trauma Informed Practice - 21 March 2023

Course description

Working in an ACE aware and trauma informed way is essential in providing the most appropriate and effective support for individuals and families who have lived experience of trauma.

The course will: -

• Provide an understanding of ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences).

• Show the effect of trauma and toxic stress on our body and brain.

• Explore how to put protective factors in place and build resilience with those we work with.

• Discuss how being trauma informed can influence our practice and behaviour.

Learning outcomes:

Participants will be able to: -

• Explain the different types of adverse experiences including those in the Community.

• State the impact toxic stress has on brain and body development.

• Explain how practitioners can work with individuals, and families to build resilience.

• Explain the principles of a trauma informed and responsive approach.

• Provide examples from their own practice of how to build resilience and adopt trauma responsive approaches.


Anyone who works directly with children, young people and their families. These courses are particularly suitable for teaching and support staff, school health advisors/nurses, family support workers, youth service providers, social workers, residential support workers, etc.


All courses are FREE of charge to schools and organisations within the Manchester City Council boundary, however a £25 non-attendance fee will be applied if you are unable to attend and less than 24 hours notice is provided (alternative staff may attend in your place).

For schools/organisations outside of Manchester, the following fees will apply:

£50 for full day courses, £30 for half day courses.

Course booking information

Course bookings can be cancelled by email up to 24 hours prior to the training date. If cancelled by phone, you must confirm with an email. Please note charges above for non-attendance fee. Courses will begin promptly and participants must attend the full course to receive a Certificate of Attendance.

If you have any questions about the course then please email

Course Day(s) / Time

21st March 2023 09:30 - 12:30


This course will be delivered virtually. A link to access the course will be sent to delegates prior to the date of the course.