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