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The BPS takes psychology to Westminster in Evidence Week

25 June 2019

A psychologist and society staff member will be talking to politicians about how psychology can help children who have experienced adversity when Evidence Week comes to parliament.

On 25 June clinical psychologist Dr Lisa Shostak and BPS policy adviser Nigel Atter will be staffing a BPS ‘evidence pod’.

They will give interested MPs and their staff a three-minute presentation on the lifelong consequences that adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can have.

Our new briefing on ACEs, which sets out the evidence base showing that prevention and early intervention are vital for children who have suffered adversity, has been published specially for Evidence Week.

The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee recently expressed concern about the lack of “a clear national strategy to empower and encourage local authorities to deliver effective, sustainable and evidence-based early intervention”.

This is a joint event with Sense About Science, the select committee, the House of Commons Library and the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology. It is sponsored by SAGE Publishing, Wiley and the London School of Economics.

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