Course Description

This course examines the principles and practice approaches in the field of family support. Such approaches contribute to the evolving framework of family support programs and include theories of social support, empowerment, adult education, and community building. Students explore ways to integrate theoretical approaches with professional practice by exploring family support practice in community based public and non-profit programs. (Formerly ECE913/CVFS 403.) Equivalent to CLD 435.


This course is fully online and asynchronous, meaning you typically will not have to be online at specific times. You will engage in course-related activities through online tools such as announcements, discussions, and email. Your course learning will be based on weekly module content and activities that you can go through independently. Note: there are still deadlines for assignment submissions, and you may be expected to participate in discussion board interactions with your peers on a regular basis.

Your instructor may also include occasional scheduled sessions for Q&As and other discussion activities, using web conferencing tools such as Zoom and Google Meet. More details will be included in your course outline available on the first day of class.

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Jan 17, 2022 to Apr 23, 2022
Delivery Options
Domestic Fee non-credit $586.64 Click here to get more information
International Fee non-credit $0.00 Click here to get more information