Adverse childhood experiences, trauma and support
James will cover the themes of ACEs - adverse childhood experiences, the trauma caused by them and how to buffer and support children and young people in distress.
James Docherty is a development officer within the Violence Reduction Unit. James works across various VRU projects supporting development and innovation. He also co-created multi award winning VRU project Street & Arrow which supports people seeking to re-create their lives. James is also a leading campaigner with ACE Aware Nation advocating strongly for change and awareness in how we address the hidden cost of untreated trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s) in our society. Previously he has worked with a leading Children’s charity on diversion programmes with young people on the cusp of organised crime. James has both professional and personal experience of navigating the care and justice system. He is also an advisor to Community Justice Scotland.
This session is for AHDS members only and is free to attend. This session will run from 4pm - 5.30pm.