We regret to inform you that the below advertised Violence Reduction Network / Police Crime and Commissioner Training has been postponed. The organizer will be rescheduling the dates as soon as possible and will give the ticket holders first refusal before advertising the dates more widely. We'll ensure that the new dates are in the same (or similar) locations to enable local attendance where relevant.

Please check Reducing Parental Conflict E-Learning All Modules in 1 Package if you are interested in this similar topic.

The Violence Reduction Network (VRN) is pleased to offer free half-day training to partner organisations interested in increasing their understanding of ACEs and developing trauma-informed approaches.

Children who are routinely exposed to situations such as domestic violence, mental ill health, alcohol and other substance misuse problems in their homes experience a negative impact which can last well into adulthood. These chronic stress situations are called Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and are often associated with poorer outcomes for children in educational attainment, employment, involvement in crime, family breakdown, and a range of health and wellbeing outcomes. The impact of ACEs can continue throughout adult life. It is important that anyone working with children and adults who have experienced childhood trauma understand about ACEs, how these can affect children and adults across the life-course and the importance of being trauma-informed. This has been proven to have a positive impact on engagement and outcomes for children, adults and the communities in which we live and work.

The training is aimed at practitioners and managers in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland who are working directly with children, young people and adults across different sectors including health, education, early help and social care, youth services, police and other criminal justice agencies and voluntary sector organisations.

At the end of the training, participants would have achieved the following learning outcomes:

ü Understand the potential impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and other potentially traumatising life events across the life course

ü Have increased knowledge about why it is important to consider ACEs and adopt trauma-informed practice

ü Generate ideas about how this knowledge can assist you in your role, team and/or service

Please book your place through the links below. Each day has a choice of a morning or afternoon session.


23rd March Location: Beaumanor Hall, Woodhouse, Nr Loughborough

31st March Location: Rutland County Museum, Oakham, Rutland

2nd April Location: Hinckley Golf Club, Leicester


18th March Location: Leicester City in the Community, King Power Stadium, Leicester

27th March Location: Voluntary Action Leicester (Val), Leicester

1st April Location: City Centre

8th April Location: Leicester City in the Community, King Power Stadium, Leicester

The VRN email in case of any queries is vrn@leics.pcc.pnn.gov.uk

Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Police Headquarters, St Johns, Enderby, Leicester LE19 2BX

Telephone: 07814 616123 Twitter: @VR_Network