Working with Children and Families in A Diverse World   [Archived Catalog]
2019-2020 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

HD 412 - Working with Children and Families in A Diverse World

3 Credit(s)
This class examines the psychosocial needs of children, families, and a developmental / constructivist approach to supporting their growth and well-being. It includes the critical importance of culture/ethnic traditions, values and beliefs, social identity development, the dynamics of interpersonal power and how these all affect our work as a practitioners and advocates. Students will observe children and families in a variety of contexts, hone skills for critical reflection, and develop effective facilitative strategies applicable to teaching, counseling, parenting, social services and advocacy. Emphasis will be on valuing diversity and respecting the individual; active experiential learning; interaction between theory and practice; and the impact of social contexts on oneself and others. Prerequisite(s): Completion of HD 361  may be taken concurrently with HD 361  in on ground programs