Building a Resilient Community Workshop

13th March 2019

Three Rivers District Council, Watford and Three Rivers Families First Partnership are hosting on Wednesday 3 April, a day of free workshops to help increase our community's understanding of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s) and how we can support people to be resilient to the challenges of negative experience. 

ACE’s can directly influence; binge drinking, poor diet, smoking, underage sex, smoking cannabis, unintended pregnancy (experienced or caused), victim of violence, perpetrator of violence. They are defined as: 

  • Domestic Abuse
  • Verbal/Sexual/Physical abuse
  • Mental illness
  • Parental separation
  • Incarceration
  • Drug and alcohol abuse. 

Cllr Roger Seabourne, Lead member for Community Safety, said: “These workshops aim to show how you can support and engage communities and professionals to understand human behaviour and help enhance the quality of life for all. I encourage you to attend so that you can be better informed and engaged should you come across these issues.” 

There will be a film screening of the film ‘Resilience’ followed by a panel discussion on the issues raised, held at Watersmeet, Rickmansworth. Workshops are as follows: 

  • Residents and Community: 9am - 10.30am or 7pm to 8.30pm
  • Professionals: 11am- 1pm or 1.30pm - 3.30pm
  • Educational Professionals: 4pm - 6pm. 

We will also have a market place that offers preventative and reactive support for trauma and ACE’s. You can talk about issues you may be facing, seek advice or have a chat about general questions about their roles to offer. 

Join the discussion and visit the market place. 

For further information contact