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(UK) E. Ayrshire: School team links incidents at home to 'increasing amount of people...in crisis'

Mar 15, 2018, (UK) Scottish Cumnock Chronicle: New ACE approach http://www.cumnockchronicle.com/news/16087081.new-ace-approach/ EVERY school pupil in Cumnock and Doon Valley will be visited by the team behind a ground-breaking crime-busting project. Called Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE). it involves a number of agencies and organisations in East Ayrshire working together to help those affected. Adversity a young person can face in their life can affect how their brain develops and how they process information later in life as well as having health implications. Research carried out in the US discovered the connection, leading to the establishment of a worldwide drive to combat the issue. Traumatic situations which cause it include mental and physical neglect, drug/alcohol abuse, domestic violence, parental separation and more. … “When our division looked at incidents, we found that we were dealing with an increasing amount of people who are in crisis. “This may be mental health, domestic violence, suffering from addiction, homelessness or simply trauma. “Chief Superintendent Paul Main is passionate about Ayrshire becoming trauma-informed and the plan is to get that vision going.” … This is believed to be the first development of its kind in Scotland as it involves an extensive partnership within our communities. “We will be showing all 840 officers and staff a film, called Resilience, based on the ACE study carried out in the US. …