3 Units


The course examines the differing perspectives of identifying at-risk youth. It aims to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the at-risk youth in the contexts of peer, family, school and community. With an emphasis on the integration of theory and practice, the course examines different approaches of working with at-risk youth, and analyzes psychological and social intervention strategies that may help in the development of youth resilience. Topical areas of particular relevance to work with youth such as sexuality, non-engaged youth, juvenile delinquency, substance abuse and positive youth development are examined.