Nurturing the Learning Brain
02/18 - 03/17
This course provides caregivers with an introduction to brain development topics relevant to children and youth in care. Brain architecture and neuroplasticity concepts will be introduced, as well as examining the role caregivers have in promoting healthy development and learning. The impact of trauma on the developing brain will also be discussed. Additionally, this course will consider a different perspective on how children and youth learn and examine ways to foster executive functioning skills in children and youth. Ideas and practices caregivers can implement to support the resilience of children and youth in their care will be discussed.