YFM3110 Family Stress and Crisis, Coping & Recovery

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Olivia Owusu-Boakyewaah

Course Description:

An examination of family stress and coping across the life cycle. Course will address psychological, sociological and biosocial theories and perspectives related to stress and coping. Topics are: parenting, poverty, work and family, violence, disability health/wellness, care-giving, normal/non-normal stress, and bereavement. Risk factors, protective and resiliency factors that facilities recovery will be addressed.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Any professional counselor, social worker, minister or lay leader that counsels individuals will come across people who are experiencing crisis and stress at various levels in life. The course will benefit students in that it will give them the tools needed to assist people expressing such stresses.

Why This Course Is Important:

This course is essential for professional in the helping profession. It will give students the tools to deal with their own crisis and stress level and that of the people they will be working with upon graduation.