What You’ll Learn
Lifelong health is determined by more than just our genes: experiences at sensitive periods of development change the brain in ways that increase or decrease risk for later physical and mental illness, including addiction. That finding is the premise of the Brain Story, which puts scientific concepts into a narrative that is salient to both expert and non-expert audiences. The Brain Story synthesizes decades of research and reflects a body of knowledge that experts agree is useful for policy-makers and citizens to understand.
The Alberta Family Wellness Initiative (AFWI) has developed two online courses to make Brain Story science available to professionals and the public. One course – Brain Story Certification, which is designed for professionals seeking certification in wide range of fields – is available now. The second course – the Brain Story for Beginners, which is designed for decision-makers and members of the public – will be available later in 2017.
Brain story certification
An in-depth course for professionals interested in the scientific underpinnings of the Brain Story.
- 30 hours of instruction time
- Videos of over 30 leading experts in neurobiology and mental health
- Certification in Brain Story science
Brain Story Certification is open to anyone at no cost to the learner.