Understanding Adolescents

Understanding Adolescents

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

$120.00 Enroll Now!

Instructor-Led Course
Hours: 24
Duration of Access: 6 weeks
Start Dates: Aug 20, Sep 17, Oct 15, Nov 12
6,813 Students
have taken this course.

About This Course

Yesterday, she was a sweet young girl. Today, you swear aliens have abducted her and put an evil twin in her place.

To know your kids is to love them. In this course, an experienced social worker will help you gain a deep understanding and appreciation of your adolescent's development and behavior. You'll uncover the secrets of the adolescent mind and gain valuable information on how they think, how they feel, and how their identities develop.

Parents, family members, child and youth workers, counselors and the like will all benefit from the information shared in this course.

You'll learn about the many physical, emotional, and cognitive changes that affect the teens in your life, and you'll understand the significance of these changes both for you and the adolescent. You'll look into relationships both in and outside of the home and the development of a teen's identity. You'll explore personality, moral development and the role of faith.

Finally, you'll gain an understanding as to how teens are affected by stress, including common defense mechanisms, coping techniques, and common mental health issues.

By the time you finish this course, you should be very well-prepared to understand, appreciate, and meet the needs of the teens in your life.

About The Instructor

Sonya Jodoin

Sonya Jodoin has been involved in social work and youth work for over eighteen years. She holds a diploma in Social Service Work and has had continual education in psychology. She brings to the course both professional and personal experience in the field of adolescence, along with training in a multitude of treatment modalities, approaches, and therapies. She has worked on the front line in mental health settings with individuals and their families, primarily with teenagers. Ms. Jodoin has developed and implemented a specialized joint educational/mental health treatment program for children whose behavior has resulted in school expulsion.

Review

I am really glad I took this course. After studying secondary education in college, I was amazed that a course like this was not required of all future teachers of adolescents. The psychological changes that these young adults go through really do impact their interaction and everyday emotions while in high school. It would help every teacher of young adults to know just what is going on inside their minds and bodies.

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