E477 – Seminar on Children at Risk

3 Credit Hours

This course examines the concept of risk and how it
impacts child development. We will use multiple frameworks
to examine risk, including public health, developmental
psychopathology, and education. Attention will be
focused on biological/genetic (such as prematurity and temperament),
family (such as parent mental health and child
maltreatment), and environmental (such as poverty and
neighborhood violence) factors. The consequences of growing
up in the context of chronic adversity will be explored,
as well as the factors that lead some children to cope with
and show resilience in these circumstances. The challenges
of understanding risk in current research, as well as the
implications of this research for programs and policy will
also be discussed.

Programs that require this course: