(cross-leveled with ESC_PS 4575). This course prepares students to apply principles of positive youth development to practice, including leading youth programs, developing organizational and community systems that support youth, and engaging others to create positive environments in which youth ages 5-19 grow, thrive, and make successful transitions to adulthood. Course topics include ages and stages of development, experiential learning, program planning, diversity and inclusion, youth/adult partnerships, volunteer systems, risk management, community partnerships, and creating environments for healthy relationships. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: restricted to graduate students (Master's and PhD). Recommended: Prior course work in education, human development, family studies, sociology, social work, or other child and youth-related programs is highly preferred.
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