Childhood Adversity: The Impact of Childhood Maltreatment on Mental Health
UCL (University College London)
  • Start Date: 27 Apr, 2020
  • 3 weeks
  • Study Content: Videos


Explore the connection between childhood adversity and mental health, and enhance your knowledge of mental health in young people.

Course Fee: Free
Certificate Cost: See Fees and Eligibility

Course Description

This course is made available through the eLearnAfrica and FutureLearn partnership.

Learn how childhood trauma impacts a child’s beliefs, behaviour, and development


We know half of all mental health conditions emerge before age fourteen, but there’s a need for a greater understanding of young people’s mental wellbeing.


On this course, you’ll improve your understanding of how early adverse experiences can impact a young person’s mental health.


You’ll learn from world leaders in child development and hear from educators in disciplines like neuroscience and educational psychology.


Using evidence-based research, you’ll examine the different ways childhood trauma can influence an individual’s psychological state, educational outcomes and social difficulties.


This course is designed for anyone who has an interest in learning about the impact of childhood abuse and neglect on mental wellbeing, as well as child development and psychopathology.


The course will be of particular use to those who work with or care for children who have experienced maltreatment, such as parents and carers, teachers, and social workers.


You do not need to be a professional or have formal education in child development or psychology.


Although the course is suitable for any background or career stage, students and professionals in any healthcare profession will benefit from the insights shared by the course experts.


Certificate cost may vary. You will be redirected to the host page for cost and payment options.

UCL (University College London)

UCL was founded in 1826. It was the first English university established after Oxford and Cambridge, the first to open up university education to those previously excluded from it, and the first to provide systematic teaching of law, architecture and medicine.

UCL is among the world’s top universities, as reflected by performance in a range of international rankings and tables. UCL currently has over 35,000 students from 150 countries and over 11,000 staff. UCL’s annual income is more than £1 billion.

 

This institution is available on eLearnAfrica through partnership with FutureLearn.

You may be able to download course materials after enrolling in this course. If not, all of the necessary course materials provided by the course instructor will be available on the provider's course page.
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