YFM2300EN - Foundations of Work with At Risk Youth

Course description

This course is designed to create an environment for students to explore various tenets of working with at risk youth from a risk and resiliency perspective. The purpose of this course is to support students to critically examine their beliefs, values and feelings in relation to at risk populations (specifically at risk youth), explore and apply the Resiliency Enhancing Model, and assess possible roles for the human services professional at the micro, mezzo and macro level of intervention.

How this course benefits students

This course will help Missional students to be able to demonstrate an understanding of the risk and resiliency perspective, This course will create an awareness of concepts of “at risk” and “high risk.” This course will help Missional students to have an understanding of the realities and issues affecting “at risk” populations (specifically at risk youth). This course will also provide an understanding of the application of the Resilience Enhancing Model.

Why this course is important

This course is valuable because it allows for future social science professionals to address head on, their biases/ potential biases, beliefs, values and feelings when providing services to at risk populations (specifically at risk youth). Getting to the root of the previous things mentioned will help future social science professionals provide unconditional service and care as God does for us.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Youth & Family
Educational level
Social Science Distribution
Learning type
Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

This course has biblical foundations that support the need for assisting future social science professionals in being able to properly work with and serve at risk youth and their families, from a spiritual perspective.

Missionally driven

This course is missional because of the emphasis on providing services beyond the scope of the traditional church setting.

Contextually informed

This course is contextual due to dealing with the needs and issues at risk youth and their families face within their environment.

Interculturally focused

This course is Intercultural because it is designed to equip Missional students to be able to minister to and deal with all types of at risk youth populations from various cultural backgrounds.

Practically minded

This course has practical application within society.

Experientially transformed

This course is also experiential because of its ability to provide a knowledge base for Missional Students to comprehend the plight that at risk youth and their families have to deal with in their environment.