Master's Degree - Family & Community Services

Course Information
Crises Across the Lifespan

Course Description
This course provides students with resources related to managing stress and coping with crises across the lifespan to use in their own lives and the lives of families they serve. Students learn about the biopsychosocial nature of stress; methods of coping with stress, anxiety, and conflict; and models of effective family functioning in the presence of stress and crises.
Contacts
Instructor

Ginger Welch
gwelch@okstate.edu

Campus Coordinator

For course access questions, contact the teaching university’s campus coordinator. For enrollment questions, contact your home university campus coordinator.
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Disability Support Services

To request accommodations for this course, contact the disability support office at your home university. You must register each semester and for each course. Read more about the Great Plains IDEA process for requesting accommodations.


Textbooks

Adverse and Protective Childhood Experiences: A Developmental Perspective
Jennifer Hays-Grudo PhD and Amanda Sheffield Morris PhD
Edition: 1st
ISBN: 1433832119
Publisher: American Psychological Association

Determined
Robert Sopolsky
ISBN: 978-1847925541
Publisher: Bodley Head


Course Access
 
Approximately three weeks prior to the beginning of the semester, students will receive preliminary course information from the Oklahoma State campus coordinator listed below. One week prior to the beginning of the semester, students will receive an email with their login name and password. OSU's online courses are facilitated by Canvas.
 
Brianna Cooper-Kordinak for Agricultural Education, Animal Science, and Grassland Management. 
Rae Ann Montgomery for Dietetics, Early Care & Education, Family & Community Services, Family & Consumer Sciences Education, Family Financial Planning, Gerontology, and Merchandising. 

Exam Proctor

This course does not require an exam proctor.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.

University Members
Members of the Great Plains IDEA are universities accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Member universities recruit, admit and graduate students, teach in an academic program and contribute to the leadership and maintenance of the alliance. Membership in the alliance is a selective process that engages institutional leadership at all levels.

Wearbon_Kristen_Headshot_for_Website1.pngThe online Family and Community Services Program is teaching me to observe, evaluate, and assist families using a strengths-based approach. In my previous role as alumni advisor, one of my responsibilities was speaking with parents from various backgrounds to prepare them for their scholar's graduation and matriculation. Using what I learned in Resilience in Families and Family Resource Management I was able to highlight families' assets and internal resources to help them help their scholar succeed, in addition to providing them with new information and external resources. All of my courses have contributed in some way to how I now approach my work and interact with those close to me. I am a better employee, sister, daughter, friend, and mentor because of the online Family and Community Services program!

– – Kristen Wearbon, Family and Community Services Student,
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