Jan 28, 2023  
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog
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HDFS 227 - Children Under Stress

3 Credit(s)

This course examines the social, economic, and cultural factors that contribute to a child’s experience and their impact on developmental potential. In this course, we look at some of the major issues that keep children from experiencing life more fully. Emphasis will be placed on attachment theory, the development of self-esteem, and trauma-informed care.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  1. Define stress and identify stressors in children’s lives.
  2. Describe the personal, familial, social, political, and economic conditions or circumstances that place undue stress on growing children.
  3. Increase awareness of diversity in child rearing practices, in values, and attitudes toward children.
  4. Understand how to create growth-producing environments that meet basic human needs.
  5. Have a greater insight into yourself and come to appreciate how it was that you dealt with stress.
  6. See the value of stress in the lives of children and adults.
  7. Identify resources in the community to use in supporting children and families in stressful situations.

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