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The Adverse Childhood Experiences Card Deck

Tools to Open Conversations, Identify Support and Promote Resiliencewith Adolescents and Adults

Adverse Childhood Experiences can include a multitude of stressful and traumatic events during childhood: including exposure to different forms of abuse, neglect, loss or violence, which can have life-long consequences. Designed by renowned Consultant Clinical Psychologist and International Trainer, Dr Warren Larkin, this card deck features 100 full-colour illustrated cards with a detailed instruction manual to help practitioner and clients to explore adverse experiences, and to identify potential sources of support and to build resilience. Flexible, adaptable and easy to use, these cards will be an essential tool for your work with clients whove experienced adversity and trauma.

Dr Warren Larkin is an experienced Consultant, Clinical Psychologist, researcher, strategic leader, and sought-after trainer based in the UK. Warren is an international consultant, keynote speaker, author and creator of the Routine Enquiry about Adversity in Childhood (REACh) model. Warren is also visiting professor at the University of Sunderland and founder of Warren Larkin Associates Ltd, a consultancy which specialises in helping organisations recognise and respond more effectively to the needs of staff and clients affected by trauma.

100 interactive cards for practitioners working with clients who have experienced Adverse Childhood Experiences to acknowledge adversity, identify sources of support and build resilience.

•ACEs are highly stressful events or situations that happen during childhood and/or adolescence. It can be a single event, or prolonged threats to, and/or breaches of a young persons safety, security, trust or bodily integrity.50% of participants experienced 1 ACE and over 8% more in England according to Public Health Scotland based on ACEs questionnaires

•Being adopted within policy & legislation globally. ACE Theory is a growing movement and embedded into Welsh and Scottish national policy. The state of California has also passed legislation to incentivise doctors and other health care professionals to conduct ACE enquiry in primary care and paediatrics.

•User-friendly and can be used with groups or individuals.  The detailed instruction booklet which accompanies the cards makes them easy and accessible for all professionals, even those with limited knowledge of ACEs.

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