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WORKING WITH CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN A DIVERSE SOCIETY

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WORKING WITH CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN A DIVERSE SOCIETY

2014 Fall Term

3 Units

Education Interdepartmental 212

This course is designed to prepare students to work with families of both typically and atypically developing children, and with families whose children are at-risk for developmental and educational difficulties. The following concepts will be addressed: young children in an ecological context, risk and resiliency, the post-modern family, parenting styles, positive discipline in the home and classroom, cultural competence, prevention/intervention, and characteristics of healthy families. The content will focus on families in a diverse society and will specifically address the requirement for instruction in native American culture in Wisconsin. Skills will include: ability to access a variety of resources to communicate and collaborate with families, to work with specific at-risk populations, and to determine family strengths and needs. Additionally, students will be exposed to the IEP and IFSP as they relate to family strengths and needs.

Other Requirements: PREREQ: ADMISSION TO PROFESSIONAL ED AND EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAM

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