We ask every delegate to tell us what they think about the Working with ACEs training course. Here are some of the comments received.
ACES TRAINING & ACEs PRESENTATIONS FEEDBACK:
'I just wanted to say a big thank you for yesterday, sharing your personal experiences is never easy. I felt privileged to be part of it. The training was one of the best sessions I have attend for quite a few years. Both personally and professionally beneficial, ' 'The trainer kept me captivated and engaged more than any other training I have had,' 'The most informative and hard hitting training around ACEs and being trauma informed I have received in 10 years of my career, ' Extremely valuable training', 'Amazing Course,' 'Really beneficial,' This training left me feeling more confident in my work with young people,' 'One of the best courses I have attended, I would highly recommend it,' 'Inspirational trainer and I thoroughly enjoyed it,' 'This course was extremely informative, inspiring and motivational,' 'Very good course' ' Very inspiring course, I would recommend it to everyone working with Children,' 'Very informative, one of the best trauma based courses I have been on,' 'Wonderful course, superbly presented and delivered,' Very good course which I think should be provided to the whole group,' Really enjoyed the training, very emotional but a fabulous training day, I have really learned a lot.,' 'This has been the most important training I have ever been apart of,' 'Informative and real, this is the training we should all have in the group,' One of the most interesting and informative training sessions I have attended in 20 years of my career working with young people.'
'Attendees were asked to score your presentation out of 5 in the following areas: Presentation 4.8/5, Content 4.7/5, Relevance 4.7/5,' 'Your presentation was the highest scoring presentation of the day,' 'Very powerful presentation,' ' Inspirational,' 'Brings the reality of why we undertake the work we do to life, and brings home that we need to try harder,' 'So important in helping understand the long term implications of ACEs,' 'Moving factual- will inform my practice,' 'Sad but good and excellent awareness,' Excellent presentation which puts ACEs into context,' 'Really useful,' 'Very practical,' 'Very nice talk giving an insight into the life of a LAC child,' ' Uncomfortable to hear this life story but a good outcome,' 'Fantastic very brave and very important presentation. Thank you, 'Excellent,' 'Inspirational,' 'Poignant,' 'Amazing eye opening/bringing back to earth regarding realities of some YP experiences,' It is always nice to hear it from the patient’s view,' 'Excellent talk, heartfelt and fantastic personal motivation.,Penrith 25/05/2019
‘Everyone I spoke to yesterday, from both events, said that they were blown away by your presentation and how inspiring, thought provoking and professional the whole session was. I am going to try and book you to come in again’. LLWR
'We all need to know about ACE's and their impact,' 'Very informative coming from real life experiences,' 'Very glad I came,' 'Would like more info on agencies to support people with ACE's locally'.
'I would recommend this training', 'Engaging at every stage, very helpful,' 'I will be recommending this course to others,' 'The day was very informative, a difficult subject handled sensitively,' ' Lots of opportunity to discuss and explore the ideas and information,' 'Excellent training, all services should access this training,' 'A very informative course, I have learned more new things about ACEs and will be sharing with my team,' 'Very well delivered,' 'Very informative, made me realise I still have a way to go on my own healing,' 'A very good training day. I really enjoyed it,' 'A great facilitator who carried out the day evenly allowing for enough breaks,' 'Hearing a survivor tell us about their own experiences allows you to understand ACEs on a more personal level,' 'Very interesting, the trainers personal experiences kept it real and I could relate to it,' 'I will recommend this training to other professionals,' 'A very informative course that was sensitively handles,' 'This training will be very beneficial to my work,' ' The training helped me link personal and family ACEs,' 'This training will help me with my work with women and children,' 'Brought ACEs alive with personal and professional experience,' 'The trainer was committed to the group with excellent knowledge and presentations,' 'The course was emotional, factual, and exactly what I need in order to move my ACEs knowledge forward,' 'The trainer was fantastic,' 'Really interesting training and it was great to see other professionals and organisation involved,' 'It was good to hear first hand experience of CSA/ACEs and how the damage is caused,' Loved the wealth of materials and videos to support understanding,' 'It has been a really stimulating and informative day,' 'The trainer was excellent in talking about very difficult subjects,' ' It was very positive and equipped us to think constructively about supporting people with ACEs, ' The resources were excellent,'.
' This was a well thought out thorough day made real by personal evidence,' 'I really enjoyed this training. The trainer has made me think about all subjects relating to ACEs, and how we can help others,' 'The trainer was brave to discuss these subjects,' 'I found the course to be extremely useful and informative, I have learned a lot that will help me in my practice,' 'It's not often you get a course that manages to keep you engaged,' 'The whole of the health profession must have this ACEs training, it was inspirational,' 'Very informative, really enjoyed the training,' 'The trainer was very passionate about the subject,' 'I feel the training was delivered in a very tactful yet realistic way, traversing what is clearly a difficult subject in an appropriate and engaging way,' 'Good presentation, varied methods of learning with excellent handouts and relate-able due to past experiences and trauma,' 'I think the trainers way of reflecting his own experiences linked the ACEs training allowed for better understanding, ' The training has allowed me to recognise where things can be changed,' 'Very interesting and positive course to educate professionals in how to identify trauma and react to it ,' 'I found the training eye opening,' 'This training will be so valuable not only in our profession but also in life,' 'The trainer was engaging and very knowledgeable and the handouts were excellent.' 'I want more. As a person centred therapist I look at life through the ACEs lense. The trainer was fantastic, wonderful, brave and humble,' 'After reading the book ACEs in the shadows I was excited to receive this training and it did not disappoint me, ' 'Absolutely brilliant. The trainer was open about his personal experiences and this made the training very real,' 'This training will absolutely enable me to become a better practitioner,' 'I have never heard of ACEs training before and I have worked in the care sector for 10+ years. It has given me a great understanding of ACEs and knowledge,' 'Very good training with useful information. We will look to train all of our staff,' The trainers story really inspired me to see that people can make a change. His delivery was superb and all the information was relevant to my work.'
'The instructor was fantastic! So knowledgeable and full of inspiration,' 'Really enjoyed the course, excellent pace of training. Kept it very interesting. Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainer,' 'Very valuable and fantastic presentation from someone who shared own story,' ' Fantastic course, excellent and knowledgeable trainer. Very inspired personally as well as professionally,' 'The course was very informative and gave me a better insight into ACE’s. This will help me in my work,' 'Very focused the whole day. Excellent,' 'Enjoyed training and very helpful for my practice,' 'Brilliant – very informative and lots of new skills learned', 'Great course. Good to hear first-hand, personal experiences – enhanced learning and understanding of the subject', “The trainer is a very inspiring trainer, thank you.'
' I found this course very interesting,' ' I can put this information into my day to day work life,' 'I really enjoyed the evening,' 'Excellent 3 hrs CPD,' 'Can't wait to tell senior managers so we can arrange for the full course training,' 'I found this very interesting, especially when relating it to pupils I teach,' ' I do feel this training would be beneficial for other colleagues in our centre,' 'I found the course really useful and informative,' ' I would like the full training, course', 'The course was very informative and offered useful information about the subject of ACEs,' 'Fantastic, thank you,' I will be recommending this course to my colleagues at work.'
'I thought the training was valuable,' 'The science behind ACEs was of great interest,' 'Absolutely brilliant course,' 'I found the presentation thoroughly interesting and informative,' 'My understanding will assist me in supporting young people, ' 'The trainers passion was evident and really inspiring', 'Really informative and an inspiring trainer,' 'A really inspiring story, very relate-able, great engagement,' 'Really interesting course and valuable,' 'Very passionate trainer on ACEs topic and very knowledgeable,' 'I will recommend this course to others,' 'Absolutely fantastic, very very good course with excellent delivery,' 'I will be recommending this course.'
'I would like more of this training in this area,' 'I admire the trainers professionalism', ' I felt safe because the trainer demonstrated care and concern for us,' 'Really informative, honest and realistic training on a difficult subject', 'Lots of information, a good training day, thank you,' 'Engaging and informative course', 'Excellent training, very thought provoking,' 'Would recommend this training to everyone in the teaching profession,' ' Well delivered and thought provoking course,' 'Enjoyed all aspects and will feed back to teams at work,' 'Very informative,' 'Definitely will take this knowledge back to school to develop practice further,' 'A greatly appreciated course,' 'Completely informative,' 'Fantastic course, really helps having an ACE survivor deliver the training,' 'The life stories and experiences of the trainer helped to embed the training,' 'I hope this training is shared with other health professionals, things need to change urgently with a greater awareness of ACEs,' 'The trainer gave us good tools to go away with,' I feel more confident in my role thank you,' 'I have really gained food for thought from this training,' 'Really enjoyed listening, although traumatic for the trainer, I learnt so much,' 'The trainer was extremely brave and honest, the course made me feel humble,' 'This was very informative and will aid me massively in my role working with looked after children,' Thank you for your honesty and emotive discussion,' 'Very engaging,' 'Passionate training and interactive to keep us us engaged,' 'I would recommend this training,' 'Fantastic explanation of the effects of ACEs on child development,' 'I will recommend this ACEs training to others.'
'This course is one of the best that I have attended in a long-time,' 'I feel much better informed due to the clear and concise delivery,' 'Brilliant', 'I have learned so much today and feel inspired to share with colleagues,' 'Really informative course,' 'Brings ACEs in to focus and I feel empowered to pass the information to my team,' 'Inspirational presenter. Proof we can make a difference,' 'Today's training was fantastic', 'It was inspiring and very informative,' 'Excellent delivery and very informative,' 'Helped me understand my own ACEs,' 'Excellent training with real life experiences,' 'A great presentation, informative and thought provoking,' Very informative,' Excellent training, personal but linked to current theory and practice,' ' This was an excellent and informative course,' 'Very informative, made me reflect on current practice and think about children in my care,' 'Brilliant, thank you so much. This training will make a big difference to my work,' 'Very reflective course,' 'Extremely appropriate content, very well delivered with lots of passion,' 'The most important piece of training I have received in a very long time,' 'Excellent trainer with an extraordinary level of knowledge.'
'Thank you for today, it has been a fantastic training day,' 'Personal experience makes it real and easier to attach it to the work we do,' 'I would recommend this training to others,' 'This was the most useful training I have had in years,' 'Its so important that everyone hears about ACEs,' 'Yes I would recommend this training,' 'Very in depth and knowledgeable course,' 'Thanks for a great course,' 'I will be recommending this course to my colleagues,' Awesome, amazing training.' 'So informative and relevant,' 'Helped me identify possible avenue to help a family member,' 'I will be recommending this training to others,' 'It was a great days training thank you.'
'One of the best training days I have had,' 'Brilliant, inspiring and has given me confidence in my own practice.' 'Thank you for sharing your ACEs to educate us,' 'Absolutely brilliant training. Very good. Would recommend to everyone,' 'This will be so useful in my professional and personal life,' 'Really appreciated that our trainer today was able to share his story and make the course so relevant and thought provoking,' 'An excellent course, difficult subject explained very well,' 'Very informative training,' 'This training has been informative and valuable for my professional and personal life,' 'Wonderful training,' 'Emotive subjects and very informative,' 'The session was excellent,' I would recommend this training,' 'Very informative course with a good balance of PowerPoint, video and activities,' 'Thank you for you courage in sharing your story,' 'Made lots of sense,' 'This course was extremely valuable and I think everyone should do it,' 'Should be rolled out to everyone,' 'Really effective training based on real life experiences,' 'I hope this become available to everyone throughout the country,' 'Very good training,' 'I would recommend this excellent training,' Very informative and engaging training,' 'Great training,' 'Delivered well and reinforces a way of thinking, learned a lot today,' 'Excellent training,' 'The trainer was an inspiration, his presentation was well mapped out and a very polished presentation,' 'Personal experience of the trainer was key to the training.'
'The delegates said the evening increased their knowledge of the factors that led to addiction... and that they enjoyed the personal style of delivery and that it was useful to be aware of the ACEs study and findings.'
Barrow-in-Furness 5/02/2019'Really interesting course. Has made me really think about some of the young people we work with. Also understanding neuroplasticity has given me hope', 'Very helpful training and I am sure everyone would agree, this is the best training I have been on for a ling time,' 'Excellent information and content. Enables practitioners to refocus and think about the situations we experience privately and professionally. Hopefully this training will be accessed by all people working in voluntary and statutory sectors,' 'This course was very informative. The pace of delivery allowed us to absorb the information and process the the information,' 'Excellently structured training and well delivered. A real pleasure to attend. I expect to be in touch about delivering this course to outdoor learning professionals,' 'The training was very informative and well delivered. More professionals should have access to the Working with ACEs training course.'
The additional feedback from the Kendal sessions include:
“The most informative course I’ve done for a long time!”,
“An inspirational speaker”, “ACE presentation brilliant and so important” and “ACEs- going to share with all the staff in school as soon as I can”. Many thanks, you are making such a massive positive difference.
Thank you to the Virtual Schools head in Cumbria for this feedback on the ACEs presentations: 'the most valuable training I’ve had in a long time', 'amazing and completely opens your mind', 'it has changed my view of challenging behaviours in children'.
The feedback from all 4 ACEs presentations has been very encouraging.
They were attended by 82 designate teachers for CLA, 9 members of the Virtual School team and one person who is the Public Health Lead for Children & Young People in CCC.
'Everyone I have spoken to has given extremely positive feedback - we are so very grateful for your time, honesty and knowledge.', 'Excellent training, truly inspirational, thank you', 'Thank you so much. I appreciate you sharing your personal story. It will help me with my son but not only that, many children and adults I know.', Thank you for the training today at the Beacon. You’re very brave, thank you for sharing your story .'
'My company was so impressed by the training in Carlisle last week and our enthusiasm when telling them about it that they have booked four of us on the Scottish conference! ', 'A good day, I really enjoyed it and learned a lot', 'This has been a fantastic help, very informative and I enjoyed the training', 'This training totally engaged me and I was able to make valuable connections to my work', 'Excellent', 'Really enjoyed the day', 'It was very informative, useful, enjoyed, very good', 'Very interesting and helpful -the presentation was engaging and motivational', 'Excellent training high quality information, well prepared'.
'Thank you so much, on behalf of all at Eden Park Academy for your wonderful presentation/training. We all got so much from the day.'
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