Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma-Informed Care

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


Following a positive internal evaluation conducted by the SEHSCT, the ACE pilot initiative subsequently rolled out across child and family social work in NI. Dr Suzanne Mooney was involved in the roll-out, delivering training on “trauma informed care and family life stories”, as part of a wider ACE training package, to more than 800 staff trained across NI HSC Trusts. Specific guidance on using the family life stories workbook, based on the experiences of practitioners who had utilised it in the pilot study, was also developed to accompany this: 6. Mooney S., Bunting, L. & Coulter, S. (2018) Family Life Stories Workbook Practitioner Guidance, Adverse Childhood Experiences Initiative (NI): Helping parents talk with practitioners about the impact of difficult times when they were young. Queen’s University Belfast and South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust
PeriodSept 2017Apr 2018
Held atSouth Eastern Health & Social Care Trust, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionRegional


  • Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Trauma-informed care