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 12 students. Instructor's permission required.
Open to BTI Students: Yes

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0.50 credits
Spring 2015
Tues 12pm-2pm
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
  • Pastoral Care and Counseling
  • Religious Education and Spiritual Development
Language Course Designation(s) None