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Action sought to tackle impact of childhood trauma in South Ayrshire

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iOS and Android.Cllr Dettbarn, who is chairwoman of the South Ayrshire Integration Joint Board and a Trauma Champion for the authority, said: “We know that children who experience four or more ACEs, because of the way that the brain adapts to cope with extreme stress, are much more likely than others to suffer poor outcomes and inequalities in adult life.“These may include challenges with education and employment, health harming behaviours leading to addiction or poor mental and physical health, experiencing violent relationships, homelessness or imprisonment – which resonates across generations, repeating the cycle.“Early intervention and support for vulnerable families is the key to breaking that cycle but we need all services, and those.

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