Child and Family Services
Children and Youth in Groups (3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.
The course is designed to introduce students to the role of social competence in the lives of children. Students are introduced to the principles of group functioning and techniques of helping children become accepted members of peer groups. Behavior modification principles and strategies are examined. Emphasis is placed on respecting children and understanding influences on their behavior.
(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)
(A course to be taken in the same semester as this course.)
Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- Summarize social competence skill development in children.
- Connect brain development and functioning with social emotional experiences.
- Prescribe ethical behavior management guidelines.
- Use sociometric methods to identify group roles and group dynamics.
- Outline several accepted methods for promoting self discipline in children from a developmentally appropriate perspective.
- Explore behavior modification models.
- Evaluate the role of social competence in the lives of children.
- Prepare an activity that enhances the social competence of children in group settings.
- Interpret the Child Protection Law as related to mandated reporters.
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