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- December 2021

News for Action  
A monthly newsletter to spread the seeds and connect the dots. 

With 2021 coming to a close, we would like to thank all of our subscribers and London ACEs Hub members for their support throughout the last year. It hasn't been an easy one with continued experience of injustice in the world, and isolation, but we know that sustainable, impactful change is made through collective action! We have had many highlights including our conference with Confer and Racial Justice Open Conversations where people from all walks of life and experiences have come together to share, learn and grow. These are all steps to creating a sustainable and resilient society that values each individual, at each stage of life, and provides everyone with the means to prevent and heal trauma. We look forward to continuing our journey with you all towards this goal in 2022!

Wishing you all a happy and healthy New Year!

Time for News for Action!

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Beyond the Hub 

This online evening event is part of the Department of Criminology’s Race and Justice Series and is supported by the British Society of Criminology's Race Matters Network.

Date: January 19th, 2022

Cost: FREE

Put on by Government Events, this one-day online event aims for delegates to gain key insights from policymakers, academics, and practitioners on bridging the gap in health inequalities and learn what can be done to provide equal access to healthcare for hard-to-reach communities. 

Date: May 12th, 2022

Cost: £329-£599

This two-day in person and online conference hosted by the International Association for Forensic Psychotherapy has put out a call for abstracts and talks around the broader theme of violence, encouraging diverse perspectives. They especially welcome abstracts from the full range of professions working in the justice system. Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words to [email protected] by January 31st, 2022.

Date: May 12th-14th, 2022

Cost: £150-£350


This 7-day online conference put on by Conscious Life, featuring many international researchers and practitioners, is available to watch for FREE January 7th-13th, 2022, or you can purchase lifetime access for $99USD+.

Reports & Tools
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The UK Trauma Council shares information and resources written by Dr Sarah Davidson MBE, Head of Psychosocial & Mental Health at British Red Cross, December 6th, 2021.

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Probation has released a new practice guide to encourage improvements in practice with Black and mixed heritage boys. You are invited to make suggestions for improvement. December 2021.

A website by the ACE Resource Network sharing resources and information about Adverse Childhood Experiences, how they can affect someone and how to heal. Please note that it is an American website, so crisis numbers are for the USA only.

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London ACEs Hub Community Engagement Lead and champion boxer Derek Williams shares his work on The Champion Mindset to help others build confidence and overcome adversity in this short documentary by Luca Faccinello.

MOPAC is running community engagement events throughout the year to inform the Mayor's Action Plan for Transparency, Accountability and Trust in Policing. The next one taking place online on January 18th, 2022 focusing on the Safer Schools programme and its impact on disproportionality.

Supporting People with Adverse Childhood Experiences (SPACE) matters is a collaborative project across Kent and Medway to prevent and reduce the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).

Racial Justice
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The Equality and Human Rights Commission has launched the Race Legal Support Fund to tackle race discrimination and help victims seek justice.

Jason Arunn Murugesu writes about new data from the UK Government with insight from researchers on how this could have been prevented. Published online in the New Scientist, December 3rd, 2021.

Lived Experience

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Tanya Akrofi shares her experiences of sickle cell and the hope regained when a new treatment was found. Published online on gal-dem zine on November 25th, 2021.

News & Initiatives
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The latest HM Inspectorate of Probation Academic Insight explores adverse childhood experiences, serious youth violence, trauma-informed practice, and youth participation. An article by Russell Webster published online November 29th, 2021.

London Councils has commented on new analysis from Shelter showing that one in 53 Londoners is homeless, urging ministers to ensure that the welfare system prevents homelessness in the first place. December 9th, 2021.

A Dot of Inspiration

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In honour of bell hooks inspirational life and work, we reflect on her parenting philosophy through an article written by Rohini Ghosh for Feminism in India. Hook's philosophy on love goes beyond parenting and shows us how we can create a 'more loving, empathetic culture.' Published online September 16th, 2021.

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Disclaimer: News for Action is a collection of initiatives and information shared by members and collaborators of the London ACEs Hub (LAH).

The LAH is an independent and non-partisan network and the opinions here presented might not represent the LAH. All items included in this newsletter aim to promote constructive discussion as well as personal and collective development.

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