Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Police will watch `resilience documentary`

Ayrshire Police Division are being encouraged to see all social problems as a consequence of the `early years.`

"Today, 20 February 2018, Ayrshire’s Divisional Commander, Chief Superintendent Paul Main, has announced that Ayrshire Police Division will soon become a ‘Trauma Informed Division’ aiming to improve awareness, among all police officers and staff in the division, of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)."

"ACEs are stressful or traumatic events, including abuse and neglect, witnessing domestic violence or growing up with family members who abuse alcohol or drugs. Each ACE increases a child’s likelihood of being a victim of violence, committing violence or being incarcerated at any point in their lifetime."

"The first stage of becoming 'Trauma Informed' will be to provide all 840 officers and staff time to watch the Resilience Documentary, which provides an overview of ACEs. Over 50 officers and staff from Ayrshire Division have already seen the documentary as part of a roadshow during the latter half of 2017."

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