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E-Learning: Trauma Awareness & Adverse Childhood Experiences

E-Learning: Trauma Awareness & Adverse Childhood Experiences

Healthy Stadia is providing sports organisations with evidence-based, specialist training on ACE aware and trauma-informed practice.

Date

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 14:00

There is a growing body of evidence demonstrating that adults who suffered trauma or prolonged stress during childhood are more likely to adopt health-harming behaviours in later life such as smoking tobacco, alcohol and drug misuse, which can lead to early onset of chronic disease. Adults in the most deprived communities are also three times more likely to have suffered four or more ACEs than their more affluent counterparts.

However, ACEs should not define anyone’s future. Participation in sport and the positive relationships with coaches and other adults can help strengthen resilience, reverse the harm from trauma and result in lifelong benefits for individuals, families and the wider community.

Sport can help people recover from trauma. The emotionally stable and supportive relationships and safe environments that sport provides can prevent or reverse the harm from trauma and build individual and community resilience.

Participation in sport generates significant social value by improving health and wellbeing, education attainment and life satisfaction and reducing crime. Working in a trauma-informed way will help sports organisations to reach out and maintain contact with hard to engage, vulnerable young people and adults in our communities, some of which would not normally participate in sport.

The e-learning course will be split into two halves, with a 15 minute break, covering the following objectives:

  • Improve knowledge about the nature and extent of ACEs
  • Understand how trauma can have adverse effects on behaviours, emotions and lifelong opportunities
  • Understand how the supportive relationships and environments that sport provides can prevent or reverse the harm from trauma and build individual and community resilience
  • Enhance current safeguarding training and practices
  • Develop ACE aware and trauma-informed approaches across sport organisations

Visit the event website for more information and registration

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