Useful Resources for Early Years Workforce

Saving Brains video – Harvard University Centre on the Developing Child

A partnership led by Grand Challenges Canada, Saving Brains seeks to improve outcomes for children living in poverty through interventions that nurture and protect early brain development in the first 1,000 days of a child’s life. The Center on the Developing Child is part of a team that supports a dynamic learning community of Saving Brains innovators to help them advance the impact and scale of their work in countries around the world.

Brain Architecture – Alberta Family Wellness Initiative

Brain architecture is a key starting place for understanding the story of early brain development and its consequences for lifelong health. Early positive or negative experiences can change the structure and function of our brains; that concept sets the stage for understanding our role as a community in helping kids achieve better lifelong health.

Journey to Resilience – Alberta Family Wellness Initiative

In a world where human brains inch across snowy landscapes, where perils lurk in every shadow, one community will rally behind a struggling brain—and just might change the world in the process. Learn about the resilience scale in this scientifically rigorous (and cinematically epic) video created by the AFWI in consultation with the FrameWorks Institute and the Harvard Center on the Developing Child.

The Core Story – Brain Builders – Alberta Family Wellness Initiative

The AFWI is pleased to present the core story of brain development in an accessible and visually engaging format for public audiences. The AFWI developed the video with considerable input from our partners at the Harvard Center on the Developing Child and the FrameWorks Institute. Using metaphors developed by FrameWorks and tested with audiences both in the US and in Alberta, “How Brains are Built” infuses core story concepts with energy, accessibility, and high fidelity to the science.

Mums and Babies In Mind: Tools and Resources

The following tools have been developed by the Mums and Babies in Mind team for leaders working in perinatal mental health including: maternity services and GPs, commissioning, health visiting, midwifery, FNP, specialist perinatal mental health services, community and children’s services, adult mental health services, CAMHS and the voluntary and community sector.

2018 Blackpool Better Start Annual Conference: Trauma Informed Blackpool

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Upcoming events for Early Years Workforce

Blackpool Better Start 5th Annual Conference

14th November @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Better Start Trauma Informed Care

27th November @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Better Start Brain Certification

12th December @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Better Start Brain Game

9th January 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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