HSR 110 - Youth Development Practice

3 credits (PREREQUISITE: NONE)

This course provides students with the framework and principles of youth development as well as a discussion of the history of the field of youth work and its status as a profession. Students will learn how to apply a holistic, assets-based approach to working with young people using a variety of models. Students will also examine the legal and ethical issues encountered by youth development professionals, including the importance of adhering to a code of professional ethics and establishing a balance between professional boundaries and personal rapport. Issues of confidentiality, agency protocol and mandated reporting laws will also be addressed. (Sp)