Working With ACE’s (Adverse Childhood Experiences) in Adults

3 days and 2 nights at the college

Wednesday 24th - Friday 26th July 2024


This course will give you the knowledge and skills to understand and address the impact of childhood adversity on adult well-being. You will explore the concept of ACEs, its long-term effects on individuals, and evidence-based strategies for supporting adults who have experienced traumatic childhoods.


This course could be FREE to you. Take a look at our fees page here


Level 1

Please note:

You must have the capacity to be able to discuss challenging topics during this course

This course is ideal if you are already working with vulnerable adults wither in a volunteer or paid role or for those wishing to pursue a career in working with vulnerable adults.

After this course, you will be able to:

  • Define Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and their potential long-term consequences.
  • Gain an understanding the prevalence and common types of ACEs in adult populations.
  • Identify the interplay between ACEs and mental health, physical health, and overall well-being.
  • Examine trauma-informed approaches and interventions for working with adults affected by ACEs.
  • Develop skills to promote resilience, healing, and recovery in adults with a history of childhood trauma.
  • Cultivate empathy, compassion, and cultural sensitivity when working

Entry Requirements

You must be working at Entry-Level 3 in Literacy, or above


This course will enable you to progress onto studying further courses  that relate to working with adults, such as the Working With Homelessness and Poverty course, Understanding Mental Health course and any courses relating to  health and social care.