At Risk Youth

Course Number: COUNSPSY 7130
Course Name: At Risk Youth (Online)
Course Description:    Introduction to ERP Systems covers the key processes supported by modern ERP systems. This course is designed to introduce the concept of integrated business processes. The main integration points between processes and their cross-functional nature will be explored to provide the ability to apply an integrated perspective to business processes. It will examine the core concepts applicable to all ERP environments, and explain how those concepts can be utilized to implement business processes within the SAP system.
Prerequisites:    None
Level: Graduate
Credits: 3
Format: Online
Program: Master of Science in Criminal Justice

Registration Instructions

NOTE: The information below is representative of the course and is subject to change.  The specific details of the course will be available in the Desire2Learn course instance for the course in which a student registers.

Additional Information

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to

  • Use an ecological approach, discuss the salient risks and protective markers for children and adolescents at-risk.
  • Synthesize the material with empirical based literature, reflecting on how theory and practice integrate into invention, policy, and profession.
  • Reflect on the material and its application to their professional pursuits through a series of asynchronous discussions.
  • Produce a mock risk assessment on a fictional/historical youth to demonstrate the application of the course material.

Unit Descriptions
Course Organization and Assignment Descriptions

Unit 1: At-Risk Youth and the Ecology of Problems
Unit one is designed to address At-Risk Youth at the Meso- and Macro- levels, as well as identify factors of resiliency. Specific meso-level analyses addressed in this unit are the Family and the School System. Special emphasis will be placed on distinguishing between Risk factors and Causal factors and set the stage for micro risk analyses, which will be addressed in the second unit.

Upon completion of this unit, you should be able to

  • Produce a risk assessment designed to test the student's understanding of risk factors and factors of resiliency at the micro-, meso- and macro levels.

Unit 2: At-Risk Categories

Unit Two is designed to address the specific risks youth face. Some of these are specific to their developmental stage (e.g. School dropouts), while others walk a delicate balance between normative experimentation/development and destructive patterns of behavior (e.g. Sex, Substance Use, Delinquency). A few areas (e.g. Suicide, Mental Health Concerns) while statistically less common in youth than in adult populations, nevertheless are important to discuss because of the severity/significance of the outcomes.

Upon completion of this unit, you should be able to

  • Develop a clearer understanding of the specific challenges faced by at-risk youth across a broad spectrum of biological, social, and psychological dimensions.

Unit 3: Prevention and Intervention

Unit Three is designed to take a meso- and macro-level approach to prevention and intervention. Particular attention will be provided on policy approaches at the social and school level, as well as specific family intervention strategies.

Upon completion of this unit, you should be able to

  • Demonstrate  a clearer understanding of macro policies that either mitigate or exacerbate negative events in youth lives.

Grading Criteria for Activities

Assignment Possible Points
Icebreaker: Parts 1 & 2 6 points
Discussion Boards (18 @ 5 pts. each) 90 points
Article Reviews (3 @ 15 pts. each) 45 points
Risk Assessment 20 points
Video Reviews (5 @ 5 pts. each) 25 points
Total: 186 points

Grading Scale
A 93% - 100%
B 85% - 92%
C 77% - 84%
D 69% - 76%
F 0% - 68%


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