Parent Resources

How Brains are Built: The Alberta Family Wellness Initiative (AFWI) is pleased to announce the launch of it's first animated video, which presents the core story of brain development in an accessible and visually engaging format for public audiences.

The AFWI developed the video with considerable input from our partners at the Harvard Center on the Developing Child and the FrameWorks Institute. Using metaphors developed by FrameWorks and tested with audiences both in the US and in Alberta, “How Brains are Built” infuses core story concepts with energy, accessibility, and high fidelity to the science.

Special thanks to the AFWI for allowing the Fourth R to use this video as a parent resource.

Please click the link to view the video.

The Amazing Brain: What Every Parent and Caregiver Needs to Know-  

Special thanks to the Institute for Safe Families (ISF) for providing the Fourth R with the opportunity to share this comprehensive booklet on the building blocks of the brain and it's amazing ability to learn and make connections.

View the pdf by clicking this link.