Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): educational interventions

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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): educational interventions
This summary explores the evidence around Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), their impact on educational outcomes and what interventions may be effective in supporting young people with ACEs in educational contexts. It draws on evidence from social care, health and education to provide background information and identify examples interventions with identifiable outcomes for young people, and examples of good practice around ACEs- and trauma-informed approaches that may be relevant in Scotland. It also identifies some key limitations of the evidence around ACEs and the application of the concept in the educational context.

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