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PSY 5680A. Child Advocacy and Social Policy. 3-4 Unit.

This course explores fundamental tenets of child advocacy and social policy. As a professional discipline, child advocacy fosters children's access to resources, power and education within society. Scholarly studies are examined on a broad range of societal issues related to the healthy development and education of children in society. Topics may include ethnic violence, drugs, poverty, the juvenile justice system, health and mental health care, and child abuse. The class is designed to assist students in building an ongoing professional commitment to advocating for the welfare and rights of children in society. Offered in Fall Quarter only. Required for students in Child Studies Specialization; may also be open to others. Prerequisite: PSY 543C.