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HDFS 370 - Resilience and Risk


3 Credits
Family systems theory is used to examine resilience as a developmental force focusing on individual, family and community protective factors. Investigates concepts that promote developmental resilience among children, youth and families in contemporary society. In-depth study, integrated with fieldwork, is used to understand diverse developmental processes in social, cultural and historic context. Topics include persistent inequalities in times of social change, cumulative risk factors and the policy implications of current research. Students apply their knowledge of resilience research to evaluate the effectiveness of local community risk prevention programs. (LAS)



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