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Attachment in the early years (Open University)

This free course, Attachment in the early years, covers theory and research in the area of attachment in early childhood. In the 1950s, John Bowlby was the first person to develop a theory about the significance of early attachments between caregivers and very young children. His work has stimulated a massive and very productive field of research with important implications for childcare. This OpenLearn course describes Bowlby’s theory and the work that has built on it, illustrated with video recordings of the assessment of attachment in a laboratory setting and a talk by an eminent attachment researcher.

Cost: Free
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Caring for Vulnerable Children (Future Learn)

Develop an understanding of some of the approaches involved in caring for vulnerable children, with this free online course. In times of austerity and shrinking public services, the task of identifying and caring for vulnerable children has never been more challenging. In this free online course, we’ll help you explore some of the issues involved in undertaking this task.

Cost: Free
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Childhood in the digital age (Open Learn)

Are you a technology optimist or a technology pessimist? The amount of technology available to children today is greater than in any previous generation, and it is more specifically designed to capture their imaginations. There is heated debate as to how the digital influx is shaping children’s development and experience.

Cost: Free
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Good Brain, Bad Brain: Basics

Understand your own amazing brain. We will look at what your brain is made of, how these components are organised and how they function. This information is helping neuroscientists across the globe understand the brain – and how it is able to do everything from stopping you falling off your bike, to making you feel sad that your football team lost their game, to helping you learn how your brain works.

Cost: Free
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Introduction to Adverse Childhood Experiences

This online learning package covers an introduction to ACEs, brain development in the early years, the impact of childhood adversity, social, Health and community Impacts of ACEs early trauma, protective factors, looking at ACEs through a trauma informed lens and building resilience

Cost: Free
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