Wouldn’t it be great if all children were as “switched on” as this?!
Unfortunately, there are many possible negative influences on the development of their immature brain. Professionals working with children refer to these as adverse childhood experiences. They are often referring to situations that the child remembers as they grow up. Often professionals can’t know the details of the very early stages of life. They can only guess!
Influences of maternal diet, alcohol and drugs are well known, but the nature of the birth process and management of the baby can be as detrimental to brain function.
The biggest impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can happen in the primal period, from conception to one year of age – before we have a conscious memory of events.
In the primal period, ACEs can have an impact on maturation of the brain. At BrainChild we work on the underlying issues dating from this period of a child’s life.
EBO -Enhancing Brain Organisation
Through the training package of EBO for Schools you will learn how Adverse Childhood Experiences in utero and in the first year of life can have a profound effect on future brain function, potentially affecting all aspects of human behaviour. This can negatively influence learning efficiency, social interaction, physical skills and mental health – in fact, anything that relates to brain function.
Many children who are taken into care typically have hidden negative effects from this crucial period. But, many children in loving, caring families sustain unintended adversity through conditions during the pregnancy, birth process and management during the first year of life.
EBO for Schools is here to help them.