Children’s Brain and Emotional Development: What people working with children really need to know
Course provided by Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
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.