Course Overview

The course will focus on how family relationships shape the current functioning patterns of ethnic minority youth and families in the U.S. Students will discuss issues that have an impact on child development and learning in the context of family relationships. Students will continue to gain knowledge of various theoretical perspectives (e.g., cultural ecology model, developmental niche, and other ethno-theories), recent empirical research findings, and future trends in their individual and family functions.

What You'll Learn

  • Identify how family systems theory affects adolescents’ relationships with family members
  • Recognize changes in friendships and romantic relationships during adolescence

Who Should Attend

Early childhood professionals seeking additional knowledge related to equity processes that might impact children and families.

Additional Information

Must receive an 80% or better on all knowledge checks to received Certificate of Completion.
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This course is offered through UNM College of Education & Human Sciences.

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