In the case of a human, it could be a dad hugging and listening. The buffer is hugely important, not just to attenuate the stress hormones but also to prevent the kind of epigenetic changes that lead to a dysregulated stress response and the major health issues that come with it.“
Dr Nadine Burke-Harris, Paediatrician and Author ofThe Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity
There are numerous sources of support available to people who wish to talk about their experience or who have affected by learning about ACEs such as Mind, Samaritans and NSPCC, find out more about these and other organisations under Sources of support.
One of our key areas of work here at Action on ACEs Gloucestershire is finding appropriate training to help those who, through their voluntary or work role, may be asking about people’s experience of ACEs.