CHST 3610 Children in Crisis

3 hours; 3 credits

Focus on children in extreme situations of social, cultural, political, and familial disruption. Examination of such global and domestic situations as war, natural disaster, famine, poverty, abuse, and terrorism which can lead to starvation, disfigurement, slavery, forced prostitution, child soldiers, forced employment, separation, homelessness, and even high incidents of infanticide. Children and September 11, 2001; other conditions faced by children, including foster care, displacement, detention and intra-family abuse; effects of violence and crisis situations on children and educational experience. Focus on preventative measures and alleviation of children's suffering.

Prerequisite: English 1010 [1] or permission of the program director.


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