Date: 14 Nov 2018
Time: 13:00 for 13:30 start - finish 4:30pm
Location: The Spectrum Centre, Inverness

Adversity, Trauma, Resilience and the Housing Sector

Housing sector professionals are invited to attend one of four housing focused events across Scotland designed to raise awareness of the life-long impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and explore the potential benefits of cultivating an adversity and trauma informed approach across housing services.

Why is this important?

Many services across Scotland are learning about the impact of ACEs and thinking about how best to develop adversity and trauma-informed services. Housing professionals need to know about these developments and consider ways in which our services should develop and respond to this growing body of evidence. Dealing with adversity and trauma appropriately can help us provide the best possible service and assistance to vulnerable tenants as well as help us think about changes to policies, procedures and ways of working that will help improve life outcomes for our communities.

Screening of Resilience Documentary

During the events, NHS Health Scotland will be showing ‘Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope’, this award-winning documentary investigates the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the detrimental  impact that toxic stress can have on health in childhood and beyond. Many customers of our housing services will have had experiences of ACEs and therefore it is important that as a service we are prepared and respond appropriately.  Following the screening there will be a panel discussion with representatives from the Scottish ACEs Hub, public health and the housing sector.  This will then be followed by group discussions and reflections to consider how we can use this knowledge when developing our housing services.

Watch the trailer by clicking this link:  

Who has organised this event?

These events have been organised by NHS Health Scotland in partnership with NHS Healthcare Improvement Scotland iHub, Scottish Federation of Housing Associations and Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum. 

How do I book? 

Inverness Event

Date                             14 November 2018

Time                             Registration 13:00 for 13:30 start - finish 4:30pm

Venue                           The Spectrum Centre, Inverness

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