Looking for practical strategies to help children who have experienced trauma and have difficulty with emotional self-regulation? This 9 part series presents evidence-based information about brain development and behaviour to support children experiencing emotional arousal and crisis. Two Languages: Holding in Crisis; Growing in Calm – Part 1: Introduction Sean Larsen introduces the background information for this series of talks. …[Read full article]
The purpose of this domestic violence toolkit is to raise awareness and provide information about how to recognize the signs of exposure to domestic violence for children ages 0-5 and to provide tips for how to safely respond. You will also find key provincial resources as well as helpline contact information. How to Use this …[Read full article]
The Science of Early Child Development makes current research accessible to anyone interested in learning more about the impact of early experience on lifelong health and well-being. SECD offers many online resources to bring research and concepts to life with hundreds of readings, videos, links, reflect questions and interactive activities. Looking for a quick way to …[Read full article]
Sean Larsen introduces the background information for this series of talks. This introduction includes a brief overview of the outline which covers points about the popularity of brain research, arousal and informed response care and attachment theory.
Sean Larsen describes the connection between shifting behaviours and how the brain works. Key Concepts: The difference between growth and organization The 3 regions of the brain and their influence on behaviour: Cortex Limbic Brainstem
Sean Larsen discusses the active limbic system in children and the potential effect on behaviours. Key concepts include: Emotional development in children Laying important foundations for future emotional capacity The rapid development children’s brains.
Sean Larsen discusses the difference between emotions and arousal. Key Concepts: Emotions influence the direction of energy in the body Arousal influences the vigour and persistence If we just talk about emotions then we are missing a key piece