course »Principles of Neurodevelopment and the Impact of Trauma on the Brain

Date: 9/13/2018, 9:00 am—12:00 pm
County: Alameda County
CEUs: 3
Location: Alameda
Sponsor: Alternative Family Services (AFS)
Phone: 510-839-3800
Children in Care have experienced disruptions in their life that are expressed through their behavior. To understand the why behind their behavior one needs to understand brain development and the basic principles of neurodevelopment. Some of the basic principles of neurodevelopment include: we are the product of our genetic potential & how our it is expressed is a function of timing nature & the pattern of our experiences; brain development is sequential; information is processed sequentially in the brain; early disruption in brain develop can impact later development; the impact of any event or experience is greatest most actively changing or dynamic system. Complex trauma or neglect can impact the brain and result in significant disruptions in one’s ability form appropriate relationships, learn, and exhibit age appropriate behavior. This class will explore the basic principles of neurodevelopment and how trauma can impact brain development.

Objectives:
  1. Participants will be able to describe the basic principles of neuro development.
  2. Participants will learn how trauma can impact brain development.
  3. Participants will be able to utilize basic principles of neurodevelopment to create treatment plans for their clients in care.
  4. Participants will be able to describe some of the behaviors associated with different areas of the brain.