HDS 2931

Risk and Resilience in Adolescent Development: Seminar

Cheryl A. Giles


This seminar will examine the necessary developmental tasks of adolescents, while exploring the obstacles to healthy emotional, psychological, cognitive, and spiritual growth. Emphasis will be placed on understanding at-risk populations in which violence, trauma, and/or poverty are prevalent in the lives of adolescents. Particular attention will be given to queer youth and the current research on the dynamics of assessment, intervention, and advocacy in facilitating resilience in adolescents.

Enrollment Limited: Limited to 15 students. Instructor's permission required.
Open to BTI Students: Yes


0.50 credits
Spring 2014
Thurs 2pm-4pm
Divinity Hall Room 106

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • Religion, Ethics, and Politics
  • Religion, Literature, and Culture
  • Religion and the Social Sciences
  • Women, Gender, Sexuality, and Religion
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Non-Tradition Specific
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry
  • Administration and Program Development
  • Pastoral Care and Counseling
  • Public Leadership, Community Organizing, and Planning
  • Religious Education and Spiritual Development
Language Course Designation(s) None