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Using brain science to help families thrive

Using Brain Science Blogs

Our blogs and insights into brain science, being trauma sensitive and the importance of early intervention explore Family Support's mission to support all children, young people and families thrive and how that can be achieved. 

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Reducing exclusions and serious youth violence through virtual reality
Reducing exclusions and serious youth violence through virtual reality

In a bid to tackle serious youth violence we’ve developed an intensive programme to keep children at risk of exclusion in the mainstream school environment, intervening at that key point of transition into secondary school.

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It's time to talk about ACEs
It's time to talk about ACEs

A powerful account of why talking about ACEs are so important.

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If you care about children’s healthy development – epigenetics is for you!
If you care about children’s healthy development – epigenetics is for you!

Peter Watt, Managing Director of Family Support, outlines how understanding epigenetics explains how a child’s environment impacts on the expression of their genes.

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Primary Schools are pivotal in reducing secondary school exclusions
Primary Schools are pivotal in reducing secondary school exclusions

Why early intervention in primary school is the key to stopping the ever-increasing rate of secondary school exclusions.

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The Adolescent Brain: The first 1000 days of a child life are vital, but what happens after?
The Adolescent Brain: The first 1000 days of a child life are vital, but what happens after?

Increasingly people are talking about the vital importance of the first 1000 days of a child’s life; but we can't forget the importance of adolescence.

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Knife crime: a generation of young people stuck in ‘fight-or-flight’
Knife crime: a generation of young people stuck in ‘fight-or-flight’

The brain science behind knife crime and the importance of recognising this in order to provide meaningful and impactful preventative services.