Free HEY ACEs awareness event taking place on 9th & 10th July. Opportunity to develop a wider understanding of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
On Friday 9th July there will be a chance for Hull and East Yorkshire residents to view the film "Resilience - the Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope" for free, followed by a panel discussion.
Please refer to the Eventive FAQs below if you have any questions.
To sign up to this free event and watch the film online click on the event link and use discount code below: https://watch.eventive.org/.../play/60c21edddf4914009d4bdf5b
Discount code: HULLRES907
Audience FAQs: https://help.eventive.org/en/articles/3922588-audience-faq
(Although the film says you have longer to watch the film, if you want to watch then engage with the panel discussion you need to start viewing by 6:15pm. The film will be available to watch from 6pm Friday 9th July.)
On Saturday 10th July we plan to start by launching the film that is being made especially for this event. Local people with lived experiences tell their stories of what it was like to grow up with ACEs and describe the impact it had on their lives. They talk about how they got through, and the amazing people that made a real difference for them by just loving them. This is a collaboration between local artists from Ground on Beverley Road, a local filmmaker and other Hull artists.
We will then discuss the history of ACEs in Hull – how our history as a city may have impacted the trauma suffered by residents over the years, how it manifests now and what we could be doing to interrupt the intergenerational cycle of trauma being passed on through communities and families. How learning about ACEs has the power to remove shame and inspire compassion for others.
We will then have a break and move on to the hope and the healing – what can we do?
This will involve a discussion about schools, and a discussion about hope and healing in the community. There will also be an option for just chatting and networking in the “Green Room” which will have a host.
After lunch there will be a range of workshops that people can opt in to all on a “healing” theme. These will be quite short and hopefully people can try more than one. Workshops will repeat.
At the end of the day, we will have a celebration including someone representing the movement in Scotland – what we can learn from their journey and where we could go next.
We will have another chance to see the film.
In the evening (once children are in bed) there will be the first meeting of the “Parents/carers campfire” which will be a support group for those who have adopted or fostered children in Hull and surrounding areas hosted by an adoptive parent.
We hope that this event will be a “seed bomb” of inspiration to take action by those who attend. That they will feel what I felt when I first understood about ACEs “Why doesn’t everyone know about this?” and spread the message. There will be a follow up screening (in person) of the Resilience film in September, so attendees can bring those they want to share the message with.
I will attach a poster for the event. Please can you share with your friends, and make sure you register for a ticket!
If you can display a paper poster where you work or live, let me know and I will deliver some- we need to get the message to as many people in Hull/ East Yorks as we can!
Thanks so much,