Coalitions across the province have increased awareness of the Brain Story and several Coalitions including Two Hills and Fort Macleod have had majority of Coalition members take the Alberta Family Wellness Initiative’s Brain Story Certification. Enroll today in this free, in-depth online course for anyone who wants to learn more about the science of brain development.
The Alberta Family Wellness Initiative (AFWI) has developed the online course to make Brain Story science available to professionals and the public. Brain Story Certification is designed for those seeking a deeper understanding of brain development and its consequences for lifelong health. The course is also designed for professionals seeking certification in a wide range of fields.
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.