EDEC 515 - Educational Professionals Wrkg Families Experiencing Adversity

Offered autumn. In this course, students will become familiar with the major theories and research regarding family crisis, resiliency, protective factors, and coping skills with an emphasis on the risk factors of poverty, addiction, violence, and disabilities. These will be examined through an early childhood lens and will include the impact of family adversity on early development and learning, the role of early childhood programs in supporting families facing adversity, and an in-depth examination of how the NAEYC Code of Ethics provides guidance in meeting the needs of children and families facing adversity. Students will select and implement an evidence-based family strengthening intervention and evaluate the effectiveness. Level: Graduate
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