Category Archives: Tutorial

NHS birth to five timeline

Use this interactive guide to see the milestones in a child’s development from birth to five years old, including videos and advice to help parents along the way.
This is one of seven interactive timelines from NHS Choices, the UK’s reliable and comprehensive online health information service that attracts 100 million visits per year. This timeline was published in 2011 and is divided into 37 stages plus eight embedded videos and a printable text-only version.
Compared to some resources I’ve reviewed, this is a very small component, but it’s a joy to use with attractive photos and concise text. It’s ideal for quick reference or for use as a revision aid.
The timeline is published under a licence for both personal and non-commercial use.
Link: http://www.nhs.uk/Tools/Pages/birthtofive.aspx

Fostering resilience

This is one of twenty-two multimedia learning resources published by Scotland’s Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services. The resources are designed for social work students and practitioners, but will also be valuable to others working with children and families.

Fostering Resilience is a 10 minutes long animated multimedia presentation from 2006 by Brigid Daniel & Sally Wassell. It is a companion to ‘Understanding Resilience’ that I looked at in April 2011. The aim of this presentation is to introduce learners to a structured approach to the assessment and promotion of resilience in vulnerable children.

The format is similar to ‘Understanding Resilience’; a self-contained package comprising four sections and including a glossary, references and text transcripts. It requires Adobe Flash Player on your computer and the package cannot be downloaded for keeping.

Again I think this presentation summarizes the concepts well, but students are likely to want more up-to-date references than 2002. I still like how easy it is to navigate between the individual elements.

Link: http://content.iriss.org.uk/fosteringresilience

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Understanding Resilience


This is one of 22 multimedia learning resources published by Scotland’s Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services. The resources are designed for social work students and practitioners, but will also be valuable to others working with children and families.

Understanding Resilience is a 10 minutes long animated multimedia presentation from 2006 by Brigid Daniel & Sally Wassell. The objective is to explain the concept of ‘resilience’ and the value of ‘protective factors’ in planning to support vulnerable children.

It is a self-contained package comprising four sections and including a glossary, references and text transcripts. It requires Adobe Flash Player on your computer on your computer and the package cannot be downloaded for keeping.

I think this presentation summarizes the concepts well, but students might want more up-to-date references – the most recent is 2002. I particularly like how easy it is to navigate between the individual elements.

Link: http://content.iriss.org.uk/understandingresilience

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