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Attachment and brain development

Level: 3 | Modules: 1 | Hours: 10

Current research on brain development makes it clear that the first four years of life, from conception to the end of year three, is the most critical period for brain development. This course will enable anyone who works with children and young people to understand the impact of this early experience. It also provides insight into ways of working that can enable new patterns to form, so that children and young people at any age can begin to recover from early adversity.

Target audience: Children's workforce

Learning outcomes / assessment criteria

  1. Understand how children's brain development is affected by relationships
    1. Explain how experience and relationships are critically important for early brain development
    2. Summarise the effects of positive attachment relationships on brain development
    3. Describe key aspects of brain development that are affected by unmet attachment needs
  2. Understand promoting healthy brain development
    1. Explain the skills that attachment figures require in order to promote healthy brain development
    2. Describe areas of intervention that would assist a child or young person whose brain development has been affected by unmet attachment needs

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