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2021 Conversation Series

  • Trauma at the Heart of Scotland’s Drug Deaths

    ACE Aware 2021 Conversation Series - 14012021 Event

    Invited guests: James Docherty, VRU Mentor & Advocate for Relationships Annemarie Ward, Founder of Faces & Voices of Recovery UK Darren McGarvey, Social commentator and Rap artist Scotland has the highest rate...

    14th January 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • The Language of Suffering

    ACEs Film Jan Language

    Invited guests: Joan Smith, Journalist & award-winning author Lisa Cherry, Trauma Specialist & author At the core of the ACES framework is a recognition of the impact of childhood suffering.  How does the language of ‘adverse childhood experiences’ sit alongside other terminology, such as trauma, attachment, PTSD, adversity and developmental trauma?  Where are the overlaps and where are the differences?  Does that matter?  Our two guests will help us explore this contested territory. 

    27th January 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Memorial Conversation for Tina Hendry, Scottish ACEs Campaigner

    18022021-Memorial Conversation for Tina Hendry

    Invited guests: Karyn McCluskey, CEO Community Justice Scotland Jade Kilkenny, Friend Tina Hendry has been one of Scotland’s most vocal ACEs Campaigners.  She was talking about adverse childhood experiences long before there was a Scottish ACES movement, and she had a massive impact on the spread of awareness of ACEs science across the country.  She brought both professional knowledge of trauma, from her time as a police officer, and also personal knowledge, as a kinship carer.  Tina’s death in February 2020 from cancer came as a great loss to the Scottish ACEs community.  This Conversation is intended as a memorial to her.  We will hear from those who worked with her, who benefitted from her kindness and who joined her in her efforts to educate the public about ACEs.  The photo we have chosen features the badge that carries her signature quote: “Poor outcomes are not inevitable.”  This quote badge was amongst other badges at the 2018 ACE Aware Nation Conference, and ima...

    18th February 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • International Perspectives on ACEs

    ACEs Film Feb International

    Invited guests: Elizabeth Perry, ACEs Canada Marianne Vanderveen-Kolkena, ACE Aware Netherlands The ACES Movement originated in the USA, picking up speed as the millennium has progressed.  Following key moments, such as the establishment of the ACES Connection site in 2012, the TED Talk delivered by Dr Nadine Burke Harris in 2014, and the release of the documentary film Resilience by KPJR films in 2016, the movement has expanded internationally.  Please join us to hear from leading voices in two other countries about their motivation for establishing a national ACES presence.

    24th February 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Relational Leadership

    ACEs Film Mar Leadership

    Invited guests: Steve Slessor, Regional Director, Morrison Construction Mike Stevenson, Founder & Director of Thinktastic The grassroots ACEs Movement in Scotland has worked hard to keep relationships at the centre of its message.  The harm created by ACEs occurs within relationships, and so does recovery from it.  What does it look like when an appreciation of the importance of relationships is reflected in organisational leadership?  Please join us as two Scottish business leaders reflect on how they have used their knowledge of trauma to shape the way they lead their organisations. 

    24th March 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm