This course introduces students to effective parenting skills and strategies for solving family problems. It emphasizes parent-child relations, developmental milestones, family systems theory, family communication, family composition, and issues related to abuse and neglect. Students explore parenting challenges such as single parenthood, divorce, custody issues, step-family systems, and conflict management. Other topics include same-sex parenting, inter-racial families, families faced with natural disasters, and other catastrophes.
Course is offered On-line