Development

Attachment, brain development, emotional regulation, social relationships, and internalising and externalising behaviours are important areas influencing child and adolescent mental health, learning and development.

As children and young people develop, different environmental influences – the people and institutions around them – assume greater influence during different life stages. Children and adolescents are not just passively moulded by external forces – they have agency and choice which enables them to shape and influence their own development.


Brain development

1 Module

Brain development during early childhood and adolescence has a long-lasting influence on a person’s physical and mental health.

Child development

1 Module

Child development can have lasting impacts on mental health.

Adolescent development

1 Module

Adolescence is a time of rapid biological, psychological, cognitive, emotional and social change.

Transitions in learning communities

0 Modules

The transition to a new learning environment is a major event in a child or young person’s life.

Transition to early learning settings

1 Module

For a positive transition from home to their early learning service, children need support and routines to adapt to their new envi...

Transition from early learning to primary

1 Module

Starting school is a major milestone in a child’s life and strong family-school partnerships help make a smoother transition.

Transition from primary to secondary

1 Module

Transition strategies must consider that for many children the move to secondary school coincides with puberty.

Transition from secondary school

1 Module

How schools can support students’ transition to university, vocational training or work.

School refusal

3 Modules

For some children, the prospect of going to school can be so difficult they refuse to go.

Promoting school attendance

3 Modules

For some children, the prospect of going to school can be so difficult they refuse to go.