SSWK165 High-Risk Youth
Department of Social & Behavioral Science: Social & Behavioral Science Department Archive
- I. Course Number and Title
- SSWK165 High-Risk Youth (Experimental) Course No Longer Offered
- II. Number of Credits
- 2 credits
- III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
- 1500 minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- This course focuses on the high-risk youth and adolescent populations. Core issues dealt with are defining high-risk youth and behaviors, identification of precipitating factors: individual, family, psychosocial, and developmental. Behaviors will be examined, as will interventions, treatment issues, treatment planning available resources, and ancillary services.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
- To develop a working definition of youth at risk, including theory and implications.
- To be able to identify early stages of children and youth at risk.
- To develop an understanding of family issues contributing to at-risk status.
- To understand characteristics and contributors related to various at-risk behaviors.
- To become familiar with the processes of identification, prevention, and intervention with at-risk youth.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:
- Defining “High-Risk”, theories, and implications, dysfunctional family systems, self-esteem issues, and adolescent depression
- Defining the behaviors of: Physical and sexual abuse, substance abuse, and codependency, eating disorders, adolescent pregnancy, AIDS and the adolescent, sexuality and suicide, gang membership, and the occult school drop-out (prevention and intervention)
- Skill-building for our youth
Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:Available upon request from the Social and Behavioral Science Dpeartment.
- VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
- Teaching methods employed will be in the form of lectures, group activities, and videos. Students will be required to complete a minimum of one paper, a journal, and a class project. Specific topics are included in section VIIA. Classes will be held from 3:30 - 8:30 p.m. on Fridays with two short breaks, and from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays, with two short coffee breaks and a lunch break. The approach used is a seminar approach with balanced lecture, discussion, and activities. Students will be given theoretical baselines from which to work, and will participate actively in the learning process.
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