ACES: Jennie Young and James Docherty, VRU.
ACEs: Start Where You and Do What You Can
A multi-disciplinary group met over the course of several months to plan the event, which was to be called ‘Start Where You Are and Do What You Can’ in a plea to delegates that everyone has the power within them to make a difference, whether at home or in their professional life.
The conference was part-funded by Community Justice Scotland, and was hosted by Councillor Anthea Dickson, Chair of Community Justice Ayrshire. Nearly 300 expressions of interest were received from across Ayrshire in relation to the event, with 150 places available on the day. Evaluation report can be viewed here.
Last week you were able to view the excellent input from Dr Michael Smith with the addition of James Docherty, bringing theory to life.
This week is Jennie Young, Teaching Fellow, Faculty of Health Science and Sport, University of Stirling along with James Docherty, Violence Reduction Unit.
Next week will be Dr Warren Larkin (Clinical Lead Department of Health Adverse Childhood Experiences Programme, Visiting Professor at Sunderland University, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Director Warren Larkin Associates Ltd) and James Docherty.
“Articulating the needs of proper trauma informed learning from personal experience of designing and delivering; chimed with our work in community safety; relevant information; exceptional quality; most realistic.”
Violence Reduction Unit
“Delivered in an articulate manner; value of lived experience; offered inspiration to others; demonstrated the significant change in his own situation and therefore improved outcomes for his own family; bringing theory to life; first-hand experience; could have listened to him all day; emotional and encouraging; restored faith in our attempts to break the cycle which can appear inevitable at times; passionate; no-nonsense approach”