The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Trauma Informed Practice guideline is available for External Review until January 31, 2020.

This guideline provides recommendations to primary care practitioners providing care to patients of all ages impacted by adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). It offers three strategies to address ACEs in primary care: trauma-informed practice, directed history-taking, and use of the ACEs Questionnaire as a history taking tool.

It offers strategies to provide support and help patients build resilience. Trauma-specific diagnosis and treatment (e.g. assessment and management of post-traumatic stress disorder) are out of scope.

Please visit the BC Guidelines External Review page to download the draft guideline and submit your feedback via our online questionnaire.

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