Child development: an introduction – 1 day

Course Aim:

This course will explore the development of children from the perspective of the recent research concerning brain development. The day will focus on how this knowledge can help meet the needs and many challenges of the children and young people and what might happen if we don’t use this knowledge to its best advantage.

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will be offered the opportunity to:

  • Understand the developmental stages and transitions experienced by children and young people and be able to use this knowledge to appropriately meet children’s needs.
  • Understand the way in which the child’s brain develops and how brain development is affected by close relationships.
  • Understand the factors that influence the developing brain, including parenting styles, the environment and the community within which a child is living.
  • Consider how to use the support of the multi-agency network most effectively to ensure that the developmental needs of the children and young people they are caring for are understood and responded to.