The ACA Syllabus Clearinghouse is a joint project of ACA and The Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES). We will maintain syllabi on many topics from may different learning institutions. Our database will be updated continually with new and exciting courses and will provide a valuable resource to all counselors. If you have questions or need assistance please contact the ACA librarian at 800-347-6647 ext. 281 or ACAlibrary@counseling.org
Prevention and Intervention with 'At-Risk' Youth
This course will provide students an overview of professional settings that employ counselors/helpers to work with children and adolescents. Settings such as public, private, and alternative schools, rehabilitation agencies, early intervention programs, and youth facilities will be covered. The role of professionals working in these settings will also be explored. The course will also provide an overview of a variety of issues associated with early childhood and adolescence. Basic guidelines for working with children will be covered in addition to an overview of specific techniques/interventions for counseling children and adolescents. The course will focus on the practical application of developmental theory with techniques geared toward early and middle childhood and early and middle adolescence. The course will also address effective intervention techniques for culturally and ethnically diverse youth, youth with special needs, and “at-risk” youth. Effective parental and family interventions will also be covered.