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Course Description

This online course introduces students to the family as a social system, including historical and contemporary theories related to family structure and functions, adaptations in family structure and interaction patterns during times of transition, and the dynamics of family life. Students examine studies of diverse family systems, including study parenting, caregiving, and family life from a cross-cultural perspective.  From a clinical perspective, students learn how factors, such as abuse, violence, and poverty, influence development and how multidisciplinary teams in healthcare settings work with complicated family dynamics and provide optimal care to children and families.

Course Outline

Learner Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Define various aspects of family systems, including the dynamics of family life
  • Apply historical and contemporary theories related to family structure and functions
  • Analyze case studies related to family systems and the field of child life

Testimonials

Prerequisites

None.

Notes

Certification Disclosure: Completion of the UCSB PaCE Child Life certificate program does not result in Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS). Individuals seeking certification must meet specific academic and clinical experience requirements in addition to passing the Child Life Professional Certification Exam. While courses in this certificate program count toward the educational requirements for becoming eligible to take the examination, completion of this certificate program will not, in itself, result in Child Life certification. For more information about certification visit https://www.childlife.org/certification.

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Type
Online
Dates
Mar 30, 2021 to Jun 11, 2021
Contact Hours
36.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee credit (4 units) $600.00
Available for Credit
4 units
Instructors
Reading List / Textbook
Section Notes

Text Books:

1. Families and Change: Coping With Stressful Events and Transitions, 5th Edition  ISBN-13: 978-1483366753

ISBN-10: 9781483366753 

2. Fadiman, Anne. (1998) The spirit catches you and you fall down: a Hmong child, her American doctors, and the collision of two cultures. New York: Noonday Press.

No refunds after 04/12/2021.

IMPORTANT! After enrollment, please allow one business day to receive an email with instructions on how to access your online course. You don’t need to take any action until you receive that email.

Type
Online
Dates
Jun 22, 2021 to Sep 03, 2021
Contact Hours
36.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee credit (4 units) $600.00
Available for Credit
4 units
Instructors
Reading List / Textbook
Section Notes

Text Books:

Families and Change: Coping With Stressful Events and Transitions, 5th Edition  ISBN-13: 978-1483366753

ISBN-10: 9781483366753 

No refunds after 07/05/2021.

IMPORTANT! After enrollment, please allow one business day to receive an email with instructions on how to access your online course. You don’t need to take any action until you receive that email.