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The Combined Adult, Children and Young People Positive and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs – now PAACE) Toolkit Training Course lasts for 3 days and successful delegates will be qualified to deliver Rock Pool’s Adult PAACE Toolkit programme, and the Children and Young People PAACE Toolkit programme.

About the training

The Combined PAACE Toolkit (previously Combined ACEs Recovery Toolkit) can be delivered by trained individuals or agencies who are working with people who have experienced ACEs that have resulted in emotional trauma.

The price of this training course is £825 plus VAT per delegate.

The ACEs training course provides a comprehensive introduction to a programme that enables you to work with people who have experienced trauma.

The one-off cost means there are no license fees or other fees for running the subsequent programme.

Delegates are provided with all the information and materials they will need to run the programmes, including a manual containing guidance for facilitators, weekly session plans, all handouts and other materials. There is no need to have any previous group work experience to attend this course and run the programme. 

Training aims

  • To inspire and motivate the workforce to adapt their interactions with people through trauma-informed practice
  • For professionals to be able to understand how trauma from early age manifests itself in behaviour and life choices of children, young people and adults
  • To have an increased understanding of the links between trauma, attachment, behaviour and triggers
  • To improve understanding of developmental trauma, toxic stress & positive and adverse childhood experiences
  • To have an understanding of neuroscience research in relation to trauma
  • To understand of the principles and practices of trauma-informed approaches
  • To understand group dynamics and how to successfully facilitate groups
  • To provide professionals with the tools and resources to facilitate group work for adults, children and young people who have experienced trauma
  • For professionals to be familiar with the underpinning principles of the PAACE Toolkit Programmes
  • For professionals to be able to use the PAACE Toolkit Manual to support Programme participants
  • To increase understanding of the impact of vicarious trauma

Training outcomes

  • Workforce are motivated and inspired to adapt their interactions with people through trauma-informed practice
  • Increased understanding of how trauma impacts on behaviours and life choices
  • Increased understanding of trauma, attachment, behaviour and triggers
  • Increased understanding of developmental trauma, toxic stress & positive & adverse childhood experiences
  • Increased understanding of neuroscience research in relation to trauma
  • Increased understanding of the principles and practices of trauma-informed approaches
  • Knowledge of how to successfully facilitate group work for adults, children and young people who have experienced trauma
  • Professionals are provided with the tools and resources to facilitate group work for adults, children and young people who have experienced trauma
  • Professionals are familiar with the underpinning principles of the PAACE Toolkit Programmes
  • Professionals are able to use the PAACE Toolkit Manuals to support Programme participants
  • Increased understanding of the impact of vicarious trauma

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About the Combined PAACE (previously ACEs)  Toolkit Programme

Rock Pool’s Toolkits use a whole family trauma-informed psycho-educational model. We facilitate a safe space to ensure learning and promote collaboration. Our ACEs 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.

The Adult PAACE Toolkit is a 10 week programme that has been written to educate and inform individuals about the impact of PAACE on them and their children if they have them. The programme 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.

The Children and Young People PAACE Toolkit is an 8 week programme that uses a combination of creative activities and group working to develop young people’s resilience and give them opportunity to experience the healing of relational support. It provides information and education that enables children and young people to cope with the adversity they have experienced, (and may do so in the future).

The Children and Young People PAACE Toolkit is written as a complement to the Adults PAACE Toolkit. It is informed by many of the same therapeutic models and, where possible, is to be run concurrently with the Adult PAACE Toolkit.

Who should attend

  • Social workers
  • Family support workers
  • Neighbourhood teams
  • Safeguarding adult teams
  • Early help workers
  • Housing sector workers
  • Voluntary sector workers
  • Health practitioners
  • Police and police support staff
  • Other frontline care professionals
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Training topics

  • Trauma
  • Positive and Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Toxic stress
  • Neuroscience research
  • Trauma-informed working
  • Developing resilience and protective factors
  • Working with adults, children and young people who have experienced trauma
  • Trauma Informed CBT Model
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Stages of change
  • Neurosequential model of Recovery
  • Facilitation of sessions
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“The training was absolutely fantastic and very well received by everyone. I cannot speak highly enough of the facilitation from Chris and also the fantastic toolkit that you have developed.”

Carol Beddow, Assistant Team Manager, Family Support Service, Hampshire County Council

“It’s changed my life… now I know exactly who I am, who I want to be, and who I can be. I’m not ashamed of what I’ve been through, the programme has helped me realise that with the right help, a bad childhood doesn’t have to define you.”

Programme Participant

The price includes a license (with no ongoing fees) to run the appropriate Programme, once the training course has been successfully completed.

This 3 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 access to the delegate zone with all the programme handouts available to download.

The price of this training course is £825 plus VAT.

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 and/or Children and Young People PAACE Toolkit programmes, as highlighted below. Following the training, the newly trained facilitator will be responsible for ensuring participants of their facilitated Adult and/or Children and Young People PAACE Toolkit 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 and/or Children and Young People PAACE Toolkit programme is completed. This will then enable 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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