In an EMDR conference in the beautiful city of Milan, Italy l was mesmerized listening to Carole Forgash. Here Carole introduced me to the Adverse Childhood Event’s Research. I don’t know why I hadn’t been aware
Bell’s were ringing, my lights were on the Adverse Childhood Event’s (ACE) study and findings made me tingle. I was nodding my head – Yes this makes so much sense!
For those of you working with trauma this is totally need to know stuff. And really if you work with clients it doesn’t take long for the emotional wounds to open.
When I think back over my career, it’s my clients who have educated me so much. Especially so how our young lives affect our present ones.
Here is a short YouTube video introducing the ACE Research. Be fascinated. Saddened. Aware. Trigger warning too. Be gentle.
Thanks for watching. It resonated so fully with my personal experience. Breaking the silence of abuse is crucial.
What’s your reaction to Dr Felliti’s study findings? Please leave your comment below. I would love to hear your thoughts and feelings. Thanks again!
I work with children and am bound in NSW to have whats called a Working With Children Check WWCC completed every few years. This is to protect our precious children. Anyone who works with children must complete this check. It’s a simple process which involves a National Police Check (which is a criminal history check).
For Victoria the Website is https://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/
For Western Australia https://workingwithchildren.wa.gov.au/
And South Australia https://screening.sa.gov.au/screening-process/child-related-employment-screening and Northern Territories https://forms.pfes.nt.gov.au/safent/
This goes some way to accountability and as a client or employer you can request to see a current certificate.
I believe all children have the right to safety and protection from violence free from discrimination race, creed, gender, sexuality and circumstance. As health professionals we must have the highest standards of safety and care.