Childhood Adversity: The Impact of Childhood Maltreatment on Mental Health
Explore the connection between childhood adversity and mental health, and enhance your knowledge of mental health in young people.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone who has an interest in learning about the impact of childhood abuse and neglect on mental wellbeing, as well as child development and psychopathology.
The course will be of particular use to those who work with or care for children who have experienced maltreatment, such as parents and carers, teachers, and social workers.
You do not need to be a professional or have formal education in child development or psychology.
Although the course is suitable for any background or career stage, students and professionals in any healthcare profession will benefit from the insights shared by the course experts.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Reflect on how childhood maltreatment may impact on a child’s beliefs and behaviour towards others.
Investigate how childhood maltreatment may change neurobiology and behaviour as a way to adapt to a hostile and unpredictable environment.
Evaluate how childhood maltreatment may negatively impact on learning success and social development in school and how alternative provision can support young people.