Dobson Parenting & Child/Adolescent Development (DBPC)
This course provides essential foundational psychological and theological perspectives needed for understanding core child and family development stages and dynamics. Current trends, issues, and cultural norms are examined as well as risk and protective factors that influence resiliency and coping mechanisms in children and teens. Ethical concerns and multicultural factors are also considered.
This course provides the psychological and spiritual foundations and strategies for understanding the meaning and significance of generational influence and its impact on family legacy. Lifestyle and cultural barriers to effective parenting are examined, as well as proactive parenting strategies, sound discipline and healthy communication patterns. Ethical concerns and multicultural factors area also considered.
Offered: Resident and Online
This course explores intellectual personality, and faith development throughout the lifespan. Biblical and theoretical principles are used to examine the parent-child-relationship, and factors that impact this relationship, including multicultural interests. Ethical concerns are addressed.
Students will explore counseling strategies for helping parents and minor clients by analyzing and synthesizing information and readings outlining the various effects on the child from such issues as sexual abuse and related trauma, as well as issues of divorce. Additional topics include addressing childhood ADHD and problems related to conduct. Guidance is provided regarding the role of church programs, processes, and responses in addressing the various topics related to childhood. Ethics related to report ability, church responsibilities and requirements are discussed.
This course provides a biblically influenced overview of the theological and psychological aspects of sexuality, with additional focus on parenting and preparing young and adolescent children for healthy sexuality as adults. Cultural shifts, safety, pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual behaviors are examined along with ethical concerns and multicultural factors.