Graduate Certificate - Youth Program Management & Evaluation

Summer 2021 Course Information
Contemporary Youth Issues: Working with Adolescents with Difficulties

Course Description
Adolescence roughly covers the years from 12 to 18. However, issues important in adolescence often begin before age 12 and may extend way past 18 years of age into young adulthood. This course examines cognitive, self, and social transitions during this important formative period of life. Issues of identity pervade our understanding of adolescents and affect development with family, peers, school, and work. Identity also plays a central role in gender, intimacy, and sexuality. How adolescents, parents, siblings, peers, teachers, and society deal with these elements, tasks, and situations make the study of adolescence fascinating. Adolescents, as a group, have idealism, energy, and hope that affects our whole society. In turn, society affects adolescent development.
Contacts
Instructor

Robert Pick
Cell Phone: 402-415-5630
robert.pick@unl.edu

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

Teenage Brain
Jensen
ISBN: 9780062067852
Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers

Age of Opportunity
Steinberg
ISBN: 9780544570290
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company

Treating the Tough Adolescent
Sells
ISBN: 9781593850999
Publisher: Guilford Publications


Course Access

Canvas at UNL

Approximately two to three weeks before the first day of class, UNL Graduate Studies will email students with information (student name, email, and NU ID) and instructions for accessing UNL classes.  For undergraduate students in the ECEMS program, Kaelie Kellner will email students with information and instructions for accessing UNL classes. Students will claim their UNL account by setting a password and security questions. Once students claim their ID, they will be able to access their courses at its.unl.edu/myunl/.  Courses may not be visible to students until the first day of class.


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.

Jensen_Piper_Headshot_for_Website.pngI've been fortunate enough to network with a diverse population of professionals with different backgrounds and learned about their roles within small and large organizations alike. This has expanded my understanding of other industries and helps me feel more confident as I move forward in my career.

– – Piper Jensen, Merchandising Student
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