FASD: what you need to know…

We all know the problems that alcohol can cause for adults and teenagers. But what about drinking during pregnancy? Photo courtesy © iStockPhoto/ValuaVitaly (adapted) This is a guest post by Maria Catterick, founder and director of the Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder...

Nature or nurture? Finding balance…

At family gatherings, in the pub, chatting with friends – sooner or later it’ll come up: are we the product of nature of nurture? We all have a tendency towards one or the other. But do we really have to choose? How to re-balance the nature/nurture...

Why kids' brains really matter…

Every now and again something new comes along that changes things significantly. In my view, right now that thing is our new understanding of how brain function is affected by abuse. We now know that children who have suffered maltreatment in their early years, have a...