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Adverse Childhood Experiences training

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Repairing the Damage™

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) training from the Association for Psychological Therapies, a leading provider of training for professionals working in mental health and related areas throughout the UK and Ireland. Attend this 3-day APT-accredited course as an individual or we can bring the training to your own organisation, for maximum cost-effectiveness, and up to 15 people can attend.

Executive Summary:

Some children - and adults - who have been through difficult or traumatic experiences are referred to as 'damaged'. It's an unpleasant word but can, unfortunately, be an apt one. The damage can take various forms but usually results in changes in the deepest parts of the brain, resulting in effects which are behavioural, cognitive, biological, social and emotional. Examples include: aggressive behaviour, withdrawal, poor self esteem, hostility to others, lack of interest in activities, disturbed sleep and appetite, sadness, anxiety or anger problems, and poor relationships. Although this is a disturbing list there are many children who exhibit most or all of these as a complete 'package' of apparently self-perpetuating - and worsening - problems, resistant to repeated intervention and thereby the cause of great frustration to professionals.

As the title suggests, the aim of this course is to repair the damage and so avoid those consequences.

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Who should attend?

This is a course intended for multidisciplinary teams, mainly in facilities for looked after children and foster care. There is a separate version of the same course for professionals working with adults.

The Course Covers:

What the course will do for you:

What you receive as a result of attending the training:

You will be registered as having attended the course, thereby gaining APT's Level 1 accreditation, and receive a certificate to this effect. The accreditation gives you access to online resources associated with the course.

Your registration lasts indefinitely, and your accreditation lasts for 3 years and is renewable by sitting an online refresher which also upgrades your accreditation to APT Level 2 if you are successful in the associated online exam.

Your accreditation is given value by the fact of over 100,000 people having attended APT training. See APT accreditation for full details.

Booking this training is easy.

Option 1: Bring the course to your organisation:

We bring this 3-day course to your own organisation for a fixed, all-inclusive fee of £4,495 plus VAT and up to 15 people can attend.

To book, call (UK) 0116 241 8331, or click the button:

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Option 2: Attend the 3-day course as an individual:

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Repairing the Damage™ - £460 plus VAT per person.

  16-18 September 2020

Venue: College Court, Knighton Road, Leicester, LE2 3UF. (Leicester is in the centre of England, approximately 1 hour by train from London, Sheffield, and Birmingham.)

The fee covers: tuition, workbook, lunch and refreshments each day, registration on the APT database, and certificate of accreditation/attendance.

To book, call (UK) 0116 241 8331, or click the button:

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Option 3: 'Train the Trainer':

If you or a colleague are a senior professional (e.g. consultant psychologist) and have a talent for communication and teaching, then you are welcome to apply to become an APT-accredited tutor. You could then tutor the course - or your chosen modules from it - in your own organisation, under license.

This is not only a highly appropriate use of senior professionals, but it also saves your organisation the tutor-component of the fee (around 50%) each time you run it or your chosen modules.

To see the full benefits of this and to see whether you are eligible, click the button:

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Downloadable information sheet:

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APT Accreditation

As a bona fide APT event, this course automatically has accreditation from The Association for Psychological Therapies. This means (i) that it contains the right amount of relevant information for its duration, and (ii) the information is presented in an engaging way, and in a way that will make it likely to be used after the course. APT verifies the accreditation by publishing the delegates' average ratings of relevance and presentation-quality for all its accredited courses. The accreditation is given value by over 100,000 professionals having attended APT courses.

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Feedback Ratings

Feedback Ratings.

We continuously monitor the quality of our training by obtaining feedback on the two key scales of relevance and presentation from every course delegate. Below are the average ratings for the last ten runnings of this course.

Average Presentation rating: 96%

Average Relevance rating: 97%



*These statistics were last updated in September 2018.

Written Feedback

Written Feedback.

APT prides itself on the feedback we receive about our courses. Below are just some of the great comments the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Repairing the Damage™ course has received.

"Without a doubt the most informative, relevant and enjoyable training I have attended to date.”

"I can honestly say as a Manager who has worked in Residential Care for 8 years that this was one of the most beneficial courses that I have been on. It was very well executed and the information was clear, well explained, interesting and beneficial … There has been relevant learning that I can take back to my team that will benefit our work practice in the future."

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