School of Health in Social Science

Trauma and Development

CADP staff have a range of projects supporting highly vulnerable children in our society who have experienced trauma and adverse early experiences (ACEs). This research includes studies with looked after and accommodated children, including children in foster and kin care and their families.

Moving towards Trauma-Informed policing

An exploration of police officer’s attitudes and perceptions towards Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).

Kinship and Foster Carers

Kinship and Foster Carers: How do we support them to help young people flourish?

Teachers’ attitudes toward trauma informed care

This study examined how teachers’ attitudes towards trauma informed care varied according to their attachment patterns and own experiences of childhood adversity.

Mapping the needs of young people who experience trauma

This collaboration between Scotland and Chile scopes the needs and experiences of young people who have a complex trauma history.

Become a Financial Whizzkid! The Psychology and Science of Money

This is a collaborative project between the Centre for Applied Developmental Psychology and the Business School, and was delivered as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science.

Financial Education for Care Leavers

This is a collaborative project between the Centre for Applied Developmental Psychology and the Business School. We have consulted with professionals in the field and experts-by-experience to produce a set of recommendations for improving the financial outcomes of care leavers.