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Understanding and Nurturing Troubled Children: A New Approach

You asked, we listened – and exciting changes are coming soon!

October 7, 2021

We are delighted to announce that Digital Academy students will soon be able to access a suite of new Mini Courses focused on children’s emotional and psychological development, created by renowned Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist Dr Graham Music.

Until now, we have delivered training in this area via a Mini Course, ‘Children’s Brain and Emotional Development’, and a Short Course, ‘Understanding and Nurturing Troubled Children’ – but moving forwards we’ll be able to offer an even more flexible approach.

Why now?

“We’ve received a wonderful response to our ‘Understanding and Nurturing Troubled Children’ course, with an impressive student satisfaction rating of 9.3 / 10”, explains Barney Grainger, Associate Director of Delivery and Development. “Participants have praised the blend of research and academic theory, practical applications and multimedia elements. However we’ve also been told that the bitesize ‘Mini Course’ format works best for learners in this area – being able to dip in and out of shorter trainings can make all the difference when you’re juggling professional development alongside a busy work or family schedule”.

The importance of readily-available and accessible training on this topic is also increasingly clear: “The need for training in this area has arguably never been so urgent”, says Course Lead Dr Graham Music. “But by understanding the core issues surrounding children’s mental wellbeing, and the importance of early intervention, we can minimise future mental and physical health issues and help a new generation lead healthier happier lives.”

What’s changing?

Moving forwards, you’ll be able to book four online Mini Courses – each one containing five hours of interactive content, based on our original Mini Course and Short Course modules, and costing £69:

Or alternatively our new Course Bundle will contain all four Mini Courses – giving you a total of 20 hours of learning, spread across 16 weeks, for just £249.

Best of all, each course will run continuously and be entirely self-directed, so you can sign up whenever you like, and work through the content at a time and pace that suits you.

“We’re really excited to be able to offer this greater level of flexibility and accessibility”, adds Barney. “Creating high-quality, in-depth learning opportunities that work for our learners whenever, wherever, is what our Digital Academy is all about”.

Next steps

Our new Mini Courses and Course Bundle will be published in October 2021. To be the first to hear when they are available to book, make sure you’re on our Mailing List, or register your interest on one of the new course pages!

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