february, 2019

25feb12:30 pm2:00 pmACEs, resilience and the early years - Dr Ariane Critchley and Dr Lynn McNair


Event Details

The Centre for Research on Families and Relationships are hosting a seminar on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and resilience. The seminars are FREE to attend and open to all.

The early years and early intervention are a cornerstone of Scottish policy, with investment being a key route to preventing problems later in life and improving Scotland’s social problems. The growing interest in ACEs and resilience-led interventions have provided an opportunity to re-focus on the importance of early experiences on later outcomes. In this seminar we will discuss how ACE aware practice is shaping early years and childcare settings, and what this means for children, families and professional learning. Dr Ariane Critchley, will examine the ways child protection social work with unborn babies and their expectant mothers has been informed by current discourses around ACES, opening up the difficult conversation about why and how the state should intervene to prevent harm. Dr Lynn McNair is Head of Cowgate Under Fives Centre in Edinburgh and a Froebelian Endorsed Tutor. Lynn will talk about the ways discourse on ACEs and resilience is shaping early childhood practice, and in particular its relationship to, and impact on, Froebalian principles.

Dr Ariane Critchley (@ArianeCritchley) is a lecturer in social work at Napier University, social work practitioner and researcher. Ariane’s doctoral research was an institutional ethnography of pre-birth child protection in Scotland – a summary of her research is available here: https://www.iriss.org.uk/resources/insights/pre-birth-child-protection

Dr Lynn McNair (@LynnMcNair) is Head of Centre of Cowgate under 5s Centre, Edinburgh. and a Teaching Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. Lynn has more than 30 years experience working in Early Years Education and was awarded an OBE for services to Early Education in 2009. Lynn is a trained Froebelian, and currently contributes to Froebel and Childhood Practice CPD.

Visit the website for more details (http://www.crfr.ac.uk/eventsandtraining/).

If you would like to attend the seminar please email crfr.events@ed.ac.uk to register.


(Monday) 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


University of Edinburgh

Dugald Stewart Building, University of Edinburgh, Charles Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AD