Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Well-Being of Children and Youth

Well-Being of Children and Youth Thematic Thread

If children are our future, then how can we ensure their well-being?  This interdisciplinary approach assesses the current well-being of children and youth, surveys best practices to promote their well-being, engages SRU students in action regarding the well-being of children and youth through HIP experiences, and provides students with knowledge and tools to design initiatives which ensure the future that all children deserve. This thread will encourage students to consider individual responsibility, discipline specific best practices, and cross-sector/collaborative strategies – government, nonprofit, nonprofit, private organizations – that best address the well-being of children, youth and their families. 

Faculty Liaison: Alice DelVecchio

Curriculum Guide

Gateway Course
Select one of the following:3
Empowered to Serve
Introduction to Nonprofit Management
Focused Courses
Select three courses from the following (must include three categories and three departments; two courses must be 300/400 level)9
The Arts
Creative Dance for Children
Young Adult Literature
Civic Knowledge and Engagement
Program Design and Evaluation in Nonprofit and Governmental Organizations
Ethical Reasoning
Social and Political Philosophy
Global Learning and Diversity
Philosophy of Gender and Sex
Cultural Minorities in Education
Science, Technology, and Mathematics
Child Development Typical
Child and Adolescent Development
Self-Care and Well-Being
Human Development and Education
Wellness through Movement
Society and Institutions
Juvenile Delinquency
The Family
Philosophy of Law and Justice
Introduction to Child Welfare
Total Hours12

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

Well-Being of Children and Youth Thematic Thread (WBCY)