In this unit, students will learn about the range of ACEs and how the associated trauma impacts upon the developing brain and children’s health and wellbeing. This unit will give students the opportunity to explore the range of strategies that are available to alleviate the impact of trauma. Resilience is an important factor in allowing children to bounce back from adverse experiences and students will consider the importance of building resilience in all children. Interventions aimed at reducing children’s exposure to ACEs will be reviewed by students undertaking this unit. Upon completion of this unit, students will have developed increased knowledge and awareness of the causes of trauma in childhood and how the impact of this trauma can be alleviated. This unit supports students’ progress in employment in early education and care settings. It also supports students continuing in higher education in subjects such as early childhood education, psychology and children’s health.