Children’s Brain and Emotional Development: What people working with children really need to know

Children’s Brain and Emotional Development: What people working with children really need to know

Summary overview

  • Online anytime

  • 5 hours study time

  • Cross-sector

  • £59.00

  • Level NA

About this course

This course will help you to understand children’s emotional and psychological states in the context of new research into the brain, body and nervous system – providing insights into the effects of early experiences which can be directly applied to your work with young people.

Learning outcomes

  1. Make sense of children’s behaviours and mental states by linking these to family background, biological inheritance and emotional contexts.
  2. Gain an awareness of how the brain and nervous system develop, and the impact of early experiences on how children behave, think and feel.
  3. Understand the impact of adverse experiences, and how emotional growth and resilience can develop as a result of positive new experiences.
  4. Apply this knowledge to your own interactions with children and young people – understanding that change is always possible, even in our brains.