Making neuroscience more accessible: childhood trauma, the brain and mental health
Today sees the launch of new resources to help bridge the gap between neuroscience and frontline practice.
An animation, guidebook and set of videos about childhood trauma and brain development have been created by University College London (UCL) in a project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). The resources, which are freely available, can be accessed here.
The resources are based on research, looking at how children’s brains adapt to abusive or neglectful environments in ways that help in the short term but increase risk of mental health problems in the future.
“We hope that a greater understanding of neuroscience research can help frontline professionals and carers to reframe their understanding of childhood trauma – providing a new lens through which to understand – and help – the children in their care.”
Eamon McCrory, Professor of Developmental Neuroscience and Psychopathology, UCL https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/news/2020/september/making-neuroscience-more-accessible