This course is designed to give students an overview of the issues that our youth are facing in today’s society. The course looks at three general areas of concern related to youth issues. The first part of the course is aimed at describing what is meant by at-risk and who these at-risk youth are. This is essential in order to better understand what the common risk factors that contribute to youth becoming at risk are. Secondly, the student will learn about the different at-risk categories in order to explore the various issues and problems. Finally the course will look at the different intervention, prevention and treatment strategies or models.

Textbooks required for this Course:

At Risk Youth 6th edition

Authors: J. Jeffries McWhirter, Benedict T. McWhirter, Ellen

Hawley McWhirter and Anne Cecilia McWhirter ISBN: 978-1-305-67039-6



Upon completion of this course, the student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to: