Childhood Adversity: The Impact of Childhood Maltreatment on Mental Health

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Childhood Adversity: The Impact of Childhood Maltreatment on Mental Health

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Childhood Adversity: The Impact of Childhood Maltreatment on Mental Health
The course Childhood Adversity: The Impact of Childhood Maltreatment on Mental Health is an online class provided by UCL (University College London) through Future Learn. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
Explore the connection between childhood adversity and mental health, and enhance your knowledge of mental health in young people.
Course description
  • Learn how childhood trauma impacts a child’s beliefs, behaviour, and development
  • 3 weeks
  • We know half of all mental health conditions emerge before age fourteen, but there’s a need for a greater understanding of young people’s mental wellbeing.
  • On this course, you’ll improve your understanding of how early adverse experiences can impact a young person’s mental health.
  • You’ll learn from world leaders in child development and hear from educators in disciplines like neuroscience and educational psychology.
  • Using evidence-based research, you’ll examine the different ways childhood trauma can influence an individual’s psychological state, educational outcomes and social difficulties.
  • Introduction to the topic of childhood adversity in the form of abuse and neglect and its impact on a young person’s well-being;
  • Clinical perspective on the challenges that young people face who experienced early adversity;
  • Clinical perspective on how this affects the ability to form trusting relationships later in life.
  • A neuroscientific perspective on how early adverse experiences can change biological systems such as the brain in an attempt to adapt to the situation;
  • An introduction to the latest research implicating changes in threat processing and memory after childhood maltreatment in young people exposed to adversity;
  • A neuroscientific perspective on how such changes can be seen as adaptations to the adverse situations (Latent Vulnerability).
  • An educator’s perspective illuminating the particular challenges and opportunities young people with adverse experiences face in a school setting;
  • An introduction to alternative provision schools and how they can support young people who have experienced adversity.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • UCL (University College London)
  • UCL was founded in 1826. It was the first English university established after Oxford and Cambridge, and the first to open up university education to those previously excluded from it.

Prerequisites & Facts

Childhood Adversity: The Impact of Childhood Maltreatment on Mental Health

Course Topic

Healthcare & Medicine, Teaching

University, College, Institution

UCL (University College London)

Course Skill Level

Course Language

English

Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)

Degree

Certificate

Degree & Cost

Childhood Adversity: The Impact of Childhood Maltreatment on Mental Health

To obtain a verified certificate from Future Learn / UCL (University College London) you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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