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14 Nov, The Spectrum Centre

Adversity, Trauma, Resilience and the Housing
The Spectrum Centre

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Wed, 14 Nov from
13:00 to 16:30 (BST)


The Spectrum Centre
1 Margaret Street, Inverness, IV1 1LS

Who is this event for?

Housing sector professionals are invited to this free event designed to raise awareness of the life-long impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and explore the potential benefits of cultivating an adversity and trauma informed approach across housing services.

Why is this important?

Many services across Scotland are learning about the impact of ACEs and thinking about how best to develop adversity and trauma-informed services. Housing professionals need to know about these developments and consider ways in which our services should develop and respond to this growing body of evidence.

Dealing with adversity and trauma appropriately can help us provide the best possible service and assistance to vulnerable tenants as well as help us think about changes to policies, procedures and ways of working that will help improve life outcomes for our communities.

Event Format

Registration and tea and coffee will open at 13.00 hrs 

The session will start at 13.30 hrs with a screening of documentary 'Resilience', followed by an Expert Panel and round-table discussion.

This event has been organised by NHS Health Scotland, Healthcare Improvement Scotland ihub, Scottish Federation of Housing Associations and Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum.

Screening of Resilience Documentary

During the events, NHS Health Scotland will be showing ‘Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope’, this award-winning documentary investigates the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the detrimental  impact that toxic stress can have on health in childhood and beyond. Many customers of our housing services will have had experiences of ACEs and therefore it is important that as a service we are prepared and respond appropriately.  

Watch the trailer by clicking this link:


This event will be in Ayr. Other dates and venues include:

  • Glasgow - 30 October 2018

  • Stirling - 6 November 2018

  • Ayr - 29 November 2018