An evidence based programme to improve

Services

This programme works in partnership with providers to fundamentally change how the most marginalised service users are supported.

The need for this approach

61%

of people have experienced at least one ACE (adverse childhood experience)

12.5%

of the general population have experienced 4+ ACEs

50%

of the population accessing mental health services have experienced 4+ ACEs

Children & Youth

Of all groups in society, care experienced children and young people are probably those most affected by adverse childhood experiences

Disengagement

Significant trauma increases the likelihood of people disengaging from services

Health Problems

A Scottish study found that People with ACE scores of 1-3 each had a 50% chance of living into their sixties without a major health problem

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Evidence of Impact

Over 3,000 people have been trained in this programme. Evaluations show that after the programme:
47%
Reduction in callouts to emergency services after incident
67%
Reduction in first aid in incidents
97% Recommend to a colleague
93% Changed how they speak
87% Improved how they dealt with customers in distress

Who's been involved?

NOVAS
Tusla
Educate Together
Depaul
Irish Traveller Movement
Focus
Sophia
Respond
Garda
Matt Talbot Adolescent Services
Family Resource Centre
Early Learning Initiative
The Open Community
Patient Advocacy Service
North Tipperary Development Company
Limerick Social Service Council
EDIT
ICPO
Ruhama
Sophia
St Audeons
Saint Ultans Cherry Orchard
ICPO
DRHE
Fusion CPL
Core
CARP
Anew
Drogheda Women's & Children's Refuge Centre
Aoibhneas
Family Base
Women's Aid Dundalk
Tolka River Project