Adverse Childhood Experiences

Adverse Childhood Experiences
Igniting Resilience and Hope During and After Covid-19


Saturday 18 September 2021

With Anthea Benjamin, Dr Lucy Carter, Koya Cassandra Conteh, Tiane Graziottin, and more…

  • Includes a recording of the event with access for a year (14 days post the event)
  • Bookings close at 9:00am BST Wednesday 15 September

We are delighted to be holding this conference curated by the London ACEs Hub.

Applying a Trauma Informed Approach to Adverse Childhood Experiences




10.00 BST (05.00 EDT)

Dr Felicity de Zulueta
Adverse Childhood Experiences and the Importance of Building up Resilience Through Attuned Interactions

We are born to attune and empathise with one another so as to be cooperative, but we live in a culture that promotes individualism and competition, the result of which we see in the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study. This study shows how toxic stress in the early life of infants and children leads to changes in their body, mind, and behaviour. Felicity will describe these changes in detail, and thereby introduce you to the importance of providing a more attuned and loving environment for our children. This approach also provides a healing resilience-building experience for adults through Trauma Informed Care as will be illustrated throughout the rest of this event.


Judith Rees and Amanda McIntyre
Trauma Informed Care for Expectant Parents

What are the hallmarks of trauma-informed care and why is it transformational? This session shares the learnings from For Baby’s Sake: an innovative, whole-family programme, starting in pregnancy and working with both parents to break the cycle of domestic abuse. Many mothers and fathers who join For Baby’s Sake had experienced their own traumatic childhood adversities. The programme works therapeutically by supporting the parents to process feelings and change behaviours through individual work and with Video Interaction Guidance (VIG). Focused on attunement and mentalisation at a vital time for their baby’s brain development, parents are empowered to build resilience for themselves and their family.


Break with Qi Gong inspired optional mindfulness and relaxation exercises
Wendy Bratherton

A panel facilitated by Tiane Graziottin with Simon Partridge,