Twilight Sessions : Better Start Learning Sessions

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Bickerstaffe House, Talbot Road, Blackpool

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On the last Monday of every month, Better Start is delivering an exciting series of Twilight Training Sessions (from 4-5pm) at Bickerstaffe House. These afternoon sessions are aimed at providing Early Years Workforce colleagues with an insight into Better Start programmes and priority issues. Sessions topics include: Maternal & Infant Mental Health, Early Literacy, Oral Health, Diet During Pregnancy, Parks & Open Spaces and more. See the list below for dates and session topics!

To book a place on one of these sessions, please email, providing your name and the date of the sessions you would like to attend. 

Brain Game

Better Start Twilight Session Details:

Monday 25th September 2017 - Brain Game

Annette Algie, Business Manager and Sarah Gorst, Community Engagement Officer at the Centre for Early Child Development. Developed by Judy Cameron, PhD (Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh) the Brain Game is an interactive workshop that demonstrates the significance of early childhood experiences in the development of brain architecture and lifelong health.

10th October 2017 4-5pm venue Blackpool and the Fylde College Palatine Road Campus

The Frameworks Institute are coming over from Washington DC and will be delivering a session on the basics of Framing and linking it to the Core Story of early child development.  Explaining how framing can support the work of people who work with families and children in the early years.

Monday 4th December 2017 4-5pm Bickerstaffe House How parental health can affect a child’s genes: the fascinating world of epigenetics  Please note the date change for this session

Dr Karen Bateson is a Development & Impact Manager at the NSPCC and is doing an update on latest research findings about parenting, child brain development and the new field of epigenetics.  This will cover how various environmental factors, including the parent-child relationship and parental health can affect a child’s genes.  It will also include a brief update on ACEs research.

Wednesday 13th December 2017 4-5pm Bickerstaffe House – The Early Years 0-3 and Adolescence: Two critical "Windows of Opportunity” in brain development   

Dee McGregor and Alex Murphy, both experienced health visitors in Blackpool are to explore the development of the young brains in children and how this translates to those of adolescents.

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