HSR 312 Youth: Challenges and Interventions

3 credits (PREREQUISITE: NONE)

This course examines the range of crises confronting today’s youth and strategies to help them overcome those challenges. Students will explore the impact of drug and alcohol abuse, sexual and physical abuse, bullying, neglect and abandonment, pregnancy, gangs, peer pressure and other issues confronting youth. Particular focus will be on identifying issues, building effective relationships, implementing positive interventions, advocating for needed services, connecting with community resources, promoting positive behavior, and helping youth to develop self-esteem and self-advocacy skills. (Su)