Families, Schools and Communities

BSPY310 - Families, Schools and Communities

Credits: 3

This course introduces behavioral health and human services in school settings. The course provides students with an in-depth understanding of the factors, conditions, and circumstances, commonly viewed as contributing to students being placed "at risk," and conceptualizes schools as community resources to address the needs of youth, families, and larger social systems. This course will also look at how school personnel and school systems in contemporary society affect and endeavor to meet the multiple and complex instructional, personal, social, and cultural needs of students at-risk. This course introduces students to the roles and responsibilities of behavioral health providers working in schools and considers ethical and legal factors influencing the delivery of services to youth and families.