DGC510 High Risk Children and Adolescents. Counseling for Resilience

The class explores the concept of "psychological resilience" and "risk factors" in childhood, adolescence and youth. Participants will examine research evidence on individual, family and community factors that have been found to promote resilience in at-risk children, adolescents and youth. The intense debates and controversies engendered by these findings and their application to prevention and intervention strategies. The course requires thorough and critical engagement with course readings, video interviews, web research, independent work, and discussion based on scientific papers and research.