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Graduate Degree Programs

Counselor Education (CN ED)

CN ED 431 Counseling and Teaching Youth at Risk (3) This course is focused on how to counsel and/or teach youth at risk for a variety of social, emotions, and educational problems.

CN ED 431 Counseling and Teaching Youth at Risk (3)

This course is designed to provide participants with an overview of information focused on counseling and teaching youth at-risk. Emphasis will be placed on identifying youth-at-risk for depression, suicide, eating disorders, pregnancy, AIDS, use and/or abuse of alcohol and drugs, homelessness, gang membership, difficulties related to sexual orientation, and several other at-risk behaviors. Ideas for primary, secondary and tertiary prevention from individual, family, school and community perspectives will also be presented. The course provides a varied format structured to include lecture/discussion, audio-visual presentations, participant self-evaluation of their own at-risk behaviors, role-plays and small group discussion.


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: A minimum of 12 hours of coursework in sociology psychology education or family studies.

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.