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Role of adverse childhood experiences in determining good mental & physical health in later life

This is a past event.

From 10:00 to 13:00 on 28th October 2017

Human Development Scotland, 4th Floor, Victoria Chambers, 142 West Nile Street, Glasgow G1 2RQ

Cost: £15 - £30

Hiding in Plain Sight - Carol Craig, author of several books including The Scots' Crisis of Confidence and The Tears that Made the Clyde considers how scots' greater experience of adversity in childhood has influenced our historic position as the 'sickest in Europe'. Carol believes that for her generation of Scots the worst health in Western Europe stems from routinely chalking up higher numbers of 'adverse childhood experiences' than people in England or neighbouring countries.

The main driver of these adversities were (and still are) alcohol, violence and emotional abuse and neglect. Carol argues that the evidence for this surrounds us and is 'hiding in plain sight'. She also considers what needs to happen in Scotland for us to face up to these uncomfortable truths and move on both individually and collectively.

Health & Social Care
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Human Development Scotland
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