Child Protection and Family Violence have a significant impact on the health and well-being of children and families, so it is important that health responds to these concerns.
The Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) study shows the long term health impacts of children who have experienced abuse are significant. Please watch this TED Talk on how childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime. This really highlights how child abuse and family violence are a ‘health issue’.
Having worked with Public Health Organisations, General Practices and District Health Boards, I have an insight into the health sector and the importance of robust policies and practices that promote the safety of children. Please get in touch if you’d like more information on how I can support your health organisation.