Child & Youth Advocacy
SED AP 632
The purpose of this course is to provide hands-on experience with policymaking through networking with community stakeholders, non-profits, and policymakers about child and youth policy issues. The course takes an inter-disciplinary approach (developmental psychology, education, economics, sociology, and public health) to focus on the needs and vulnerabilities of children and youth in society, particularly those who are economically disadvantaged or racially minoritized. The course will examine policies affecting children and youth in the realm of early childhood education, K-12, health, juvenile justice, and special education through readings, interviews with key stakeholders, field outings, and class discussion.