Introduction to Adverse Childhood Experiences - Slideshow

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Public Health England

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are highly stressful events or situations that happen during childhood and/or adolescence.

Evidence suggests strong links between ACEs and a wide range of health and social problems across the lifespan.

Public Health England has put together a slideshow that provides an introduction to ACEs.


  1. What are adverse childhood experiences
  2. Why do adverse childhood experiences matter
  3. What can we do about adverse childhood experiences: 
  • Prevention (of future ACEs/vulnerability factors)
  • Early intervention (for children in families with ACEs/vulnerability factors currently)
  • Mitigation for children/young people and adults already affected

 4. How do we implement this locally