The Adult Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Recovery Toolkit Training Course lasts for 2 days and successful delegates will be qualified to deliver Rock Pool’s Adult ACEs Recovery Toolkit programme.

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About the training

The Adult ACEs Recovery Toolkit programme can be delivered by trained individuals or agencies who are working with people who have experienced ACEs that have resulted in emotional trauma. Delegates will be provided with all the information and materials required to run the programme.

Who should attend

Family support workers, early help workers, domestic abuse workers, health practitioners, neighbourhood teams, housing sector workers, school nurses / teaching assistants, youth workers, voluntary sector workers, social workers, and other health/care professionals.

About the Adult ACEs Recovery Toolkit Programme

Rock Pool has designed a 10 week programme for individuals who have experienced and are living with ACEs. The Adult ACEs Recovery Toolkit has been written to educate and inform parents about the impact of ACEs on them and their children. It provides guidance on the protective factors that help mitigate the impact of ACEs, and practical methods for individuals developing the resilience they need for themselves and for their children if they have them.

Our programmes use a trauma-informed psycho educational model. We facilitate a safe space to ensure learning and promote collaboration. Our training is designed to be strengths based and skills building. We believe that by giving individuals knowledge we enable them to better understand and deal with their previous experiences. Programme participants are given practical strategies to help them thrive in their daily lives by developing resilience, increasing hope and enabling recovery.


  • For participants to better understand the impact that living with ACEs has had on them and on their children if they have them
  • For participants to develop strategies for building their resilience and that of their children if they have them
  • For participants to have increased understanding and implementation of healthy living skills


  • For participants to have the tools to mitigate the impact of ACEs on themselves and their children if they have them
  • For participants to have strategies to continue to develop their family’s resilience
  • For participants to have increased self-esteem
  • For participants to have the knowledge and tools to be able to implement healthy lifestyle choices

Topics covered

  • Understanding and living with ACEs
  • Developing parental resilience
  • Understanding toxic stress and strategies to manage it
  • Understanding attachment
  • Nurturing parenting styles
  • Managing emotions
  • Developing strategies to reduce the potential impact of ACEs on children

Topics covered in the training

  • ACE research and evidence
  • The ACE screening tool
  • Attachment theory
  • Resilience and protective factors
  • Trauma-informed working
  • How to use the manual to deliver the Programme
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Outcomes of the training

  • Delegates will understand how ACEs impact on families
  • Delegates will be able to use the ACEs Recovery Toolkit Manual to support families and Programme participants
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“This course is amazing and I am looking forward to delivering it in my work place.”

Course Delegate

“The programme helps you to understand that your childhood environment was adverse and you were dealing with things children shouldn’t have responsibility for. It has helped me to understand myself and the reasons for my past behaviour. I’m not a prisoner of my thoughts and feelings anymore. I feel like I’ve done the biggest jail break ever.”

Programme Participant

This 2 day training course will provide delegates with a comprehensive manual which includes guidance for facilitators, weekly session plans, all handout and materials to run the programme. Delegates also receive a memory stick with all the programme handouts included. The price of this training course is £500 plus VAT. This includes lunch and refreshments throughout the training days. There is no need to have any previous group work experience to attend this course and run the programme.

There are conditions attached to delivering the Adult ACEs Recovery Toolkit programme as highlighted below.

Following the training, the newly trained facilitator will be responsible for ensuring participants of their facilitated Adult ACEs Recovery Toolkit programme complete anonymised feedback forms about their delivery and the Toolkit programme, and return them to Rock Pool. It will be standard practice for the facilitator to return an anonymised data return form to Rock Pool every time the Adult ACEs Recovery Toolkit programme is completed. This enables us to put some measurements in place, and we will be able to share the outcomes with all organisations who run the programme.

Cancellation Policy
The customer may cancel a training course provided that written notice is given to the supplier at least 28 days before the first training date.
If the notice to cancel is provided less than 28 days before the first training date, no refund will be made to the customer.
If the notice to cancel is provided more than 28 days before the first training date, 100% of the charges will be refunded to the customer.

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