About this course
This course examines how and why children develop as they do – using cutting-edge developmental and neurobiological science and tried-and-tested clinical ideas to unpack the most significant influences on the developing child, and explore key developmental stages.
- Explore new science about the brain and nervous system, as well as key child development theories, such as attachment theory.
- Make sense of children’s behaviours and mental states by taking into account a child’s family background, culture, biological inheritance and current contexts.
- Better understand the effects of adverse experiences, such as trauma, neglect, and abuse, and how positive experiences can build resilience and hope.
- Gain an understanding of the importance of good relationships for emotional well-being, health, psychological growth and recovery from emotional difficulties
- Apply new knowledge and skills to your own work, through exploring case studies, discussing your learning with peers, and reflecting on your own experiences.