There are loads of useful documents and resources shared below to help you become ACE aware and take action. We want to grow this Knowledge Base, so send us any further resources you think others might benefit from. 

Professionals and Organisations.

Take a look at our two webinars with Wales Audit Office Good Practice. 

In our first webinar held in November 2017, we helped delegates understand the impact of ACEs, how ACEs underpin the work of public services, how the five ways of working can be applied to take an approach that seeks to prevent ACEs and how working together in this way can fulfil the spirit and intention of the Well-being of Future Generations Act.


In our second webinar held in June 2018, we further explored issues raised at last year's ACEs webinar, but also discussed how to apply this and the necessary skills. We asked delegates to think about whether they are making the most of what they are currently doing.

Skills & Knowledge Framework

The ACE Skills and Knowledge Framework sets out the knowledge and skills for three levels of the workforce. ACE-informed individuals build relationships with people, looking beyond symptoms and behaviours and demonstrate kindness, compassion and understanding. ACE-skilled people are reflective practitioners and demonstrate their own role in tackling ACEs. ACE ‘Influencers’ develop and sustain organisational culture and systemic support that enables informed and skilled people to flourish and give their best.

Read online here or click here to download PDF.

Training Prospectus

The ACE Training Prospectus describes the different training packages developed in Wales. Information can be found on: training aims and learning outcomes, target audience, how the training can be accessed and how the packages map against the ACE Skills and Knowledge Framework.

Read online here or click here to download PDF.

Frequently Asked Questions

This list of Frequently Asked Questions and suggested responses has been developed by Public Health Wales and ACE Support Hub. The list will be updated as new evidence emerges.

Read online here or click here to download PDF.

Research

Report: Adverse Childhood Experiences and their association with Mental Well-being in the Welsh adult population
Read online
here or click here to download PDF.

Report: Adverse Childhood Experiences and their association with chronic disease and health service use in the Welsh adult population
Read online here or click here to download PDF.

Report: Welsh Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study
Read online here or click here to download PDF.

Report: Sources of resilience and their moderating relationships with harms from adverse childhood experiences
Read online here or click here to download PDF.

Evaluation Reports

This report has been compiled by independent evaluators Paperboat, on behalf of Cymru Well Wales Adverse Childhood Experiences t(ACE) Support Hub and provides an evaluation of the Hub support to the youth workforce in Wales. This evaluation covers activities undertaken to support the youth workforce in Wales during the period from September 2018 up until March 2019.

Read online here or click here to download PDF.

Community & Public Resources

Read online here or click here to download PDF.

First 1000 Days Programme

One of our partners, the First 1000 Days (F1000D) Programme, has published a report of its parental insight project, and potential improvements that could be made to the way that services are delivered to pregnant women and families of children up to two years old. Valuable information was gathered by asking parents what was important to them in the first 1000 days.

Read Parental Insights online here or click here to download PDF.

Read The First 1000 Days in Cardiff online here.

The F1000D Programme team is helping to build a network of areas that are committed to improving outcomes in the first 1000 days and come together under the umbrella of the F1000D Collaborative. Contact the team at F1000D@wales.nhs.uk to find out more.

The F1000D Programme also published infographics for each area in Wales, setting out the best available data for current outcomes in the first 1000 days. Indicators include smoking in pregnancy, pregnant women with mental health disorders, women experiencing domestic abuse during pregnancy, and children living in deprivation. An example is attached for Cardiff, and all other areas are available by emailing the F1000D team at F1000D@wales.nhs.uk

Read online here or click here to download PDF.

Annual Report 2018-19.

The ACE Support Hub Annual Report celebrates highlights, impact and achievement from over the past year. There is much to do, but this report gives us a chance to think about how far we’ve come on the shoulders of some giant strides taken by those highlighted here we go on.

Read online here or click here to download PDF.

Delivery Plan

This Delivery Plan sets out the priorities of the ACE Hub in year three of delivery. Our strategic approach is set out in the figure below. In the first two years we have made considerable progress in our objectives to raise awareness, develop the tools and systems thinking mechanisms to deliver in a range of organisations and worked with some specific sectors to train and develop policies and approaches that have an impact.

Read online here or click here to download PDF.

Round Table Report

Read our Round Table Discussion Themes online here or click here to download PDF.