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How the brain adapts to adversity

In this video, How the Brain Adapts to Adversity, Professor Eamon McCrory shares what scientists have learned from studying the brain about the impact of abuse and neglect in an accessible way for professionals and carers working with children.

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Childhood Trauma: What happens when relationships go wrong?

Childhood trauma can lead to long-lasting changes in the brain. How does this happen? This article explains how brain systems involved in detecting threat, processing reward, and personal (autobiographical) memories adapt to experiences of abuse and neglect.

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From the Field: Neuroscience experiments

To improve our understanding of children, neuroscientists look at the brain in tightly controlled experiments. Here are brief summaries of several key experiments that revealed some of the hidden links between early childhood experiences and brain development.

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Why understanding the past is crucial during a crisis

A brief guide to help mental health professionals and carers understand how past experiences of trauma, including abuse and neglect, make some children more vulnerable to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

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How research can help foster carers

Katherine Mautner, Play Therapist at the Anna Freud Centre,  discusses how understanding why children and young people may struggle to respond to their care helps all to work towards responding differently.

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A social work perspective on neuroscience research

James Kargbo, Senior Practitioner, and Lauren Crawley, Social Worker, Camden Fostering Team, discuss how research can inform safe caring plans and guide foster carers.

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How to help children who experience reward differently

Brenda McHugh, Co-Director of the Pears Family School at the Anna Freud Centre, gives some practical examples of how teachers can help children who may experience reward differently.

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