Adverse Childhood Experiences

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Council Chamber

Main Building

Cardiff University

CF10 3AT

United Kingdom

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The Administrative Data Research Centre for Wales (ADRC-W) would like to invite you to a workshop exploring issues surrounding our understanding of Adverse Childhood Experiences.

Conducted in 1998, the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study conducted by Felitti and colleagues was among the first to find that adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, can have a significant and lasting negative impact on the health and social-emotional well-being throughout the lifespan.

Examples of adverse childhood experiences include physical and sexual abuse, neglect, parental separation and exposure to violence and substance use.

Since then, studies of the effects of ACEs have been undertaken in many countries and regions. Researchers are now exploring the use of population and cohort data in this area of research.

This workshop will discuss issues surrounding the potential usefulness of these types of data to improve our understanding of both the factors that influence ACEs as well as the impact ACEs have through life.

Attention will also be given to the contribution of administrative data that is routinely collected by government departments to this area of research. Findings from case studies conducted from across the UK will be presented.

1.30pm Registration, Coffee/Refreshments

2.00pm Adverse Childhood Experiences in Scottish children: what can we learn from prospective cohort studies?

Dr. Louise Marryat

Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics, University of Edinburgh

2.30pm Administrative data and data linkage in children’s social care research

Prof. Jonathan Scourfield

School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University

3.00pm Using linked cohort and health records to investigate behavioural and emotional difficulties in childhood and risk of injury in early adolescence

Amrita Bandyopadhyay and Karen Tingay

Medical School, Swansea University

3.30pm Defining and exploring Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) using routinely collected data: An electronic birth cohort study of ACEs and hospital admissions during the first 14 years of life

Dr Sara long

School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University

4.00 Close

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Level access into the Main Building is from Park Place.

Access from Museum Place is via steps. The central and main entrance on the right have shallow ramps and automatic doors.

There is level access through the main entrance on the left with automatic and motorised doors.

Parking is very limited and there are 5 designated accessible parking bays in the Main Building car park which is accessed from Park Place. There is public street parking along Park Place and Museum Avenue, where blue badge holders can park free of charge.

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Council Chamber

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Cardiff University

CF10 3AT

United Kingdom

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