ASCERT Commissioned by Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland to Deliver ACEs Training


ASCERT has been commissioned by the Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland (SBNI), to provide training for staff and volunteers working in the community and voluntary sector in Northern Ireland to increase awareness of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), and Trauma Informed Practice.

The course is relevant to anyone working with children and/or adults where ACEs may be affecting their health/wellbeing. Participants will have the opportunity to:

• Develop an increased awareness of the potential impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on individuals and communities.
• Develop an enhanced understanding of the impact of Trauma and ACEs on the brain and possible subsequent behaviour.
• Increase their knowledge of emotional health & wellbeing and support pathways for both staff and services users.

This training is FREE and is available in venues across Northern Ireland. Registration for this training can be completed online at the ASCERT website.

Please note, the training sessions being delivered by ASCERT are ONLY available to the community and voluntary sector. If you work in another sector you should contact SBNI directly for information on what other training opportunities in this area that are available. Visit:

Anyone who is interested in finding out more about this course and how to book onto it can visit: or alternatively you can email: or telephone 0800 2545 123 (and ask to speak to a member of the ASCERT Training Services team).