HSR 211 - Youth Development Connections

3 credits (PREREQUISITE: NONE)

This course will prepare students to implement current real world techniques and strategies to foster positive youth development. Various methods of communication will be examined as a foundation for establishing effective relationships with youth and families. Through self-exploration and classroom experiences students will develop an awareness of the role of culture in working effectively with youth and will learn ways of integrating a cultural framework into youth programs. The course will also examine a comprehensive approach to case management that takes a holistic view of youth. Students will learn the fundamentals of assessment, referral and follow up as well as best practices for the delivery of services. Students will also be introduced to the network of youth agencies within the local area and will explore a range of resources, services and systems that are available to help support the youth and families with whom they work. Formerly listed as HSR 111 (Sp)