Social and emotional aspects of children's well-being are explored through critical analysis of theories and research on the topics of attachment, temperament, aggression, gender identity, dimensions of parenting, and self and social cognition. The course takes into account contemporary theories of childhood that acknowledge children's role in shaping their well-being while confronting a variety of environmental stresses (e.g. bullying, abuse, family conflict). Students learn strategies deemed to support children's positive well-being and adaptation to life's challenges.
This course is only available to ECME students; please contact the Academic Coordinator, Jennifer Butterly, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.