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Continuing Education is offering graduate class for educators

2/13/2012 —

The Penn State Beaver Office of Continuing Education will offer ‘Counseling and Teaching Youth at Risk,’ a three-credit graduate class for teachers and counselors, 5-8:30 p.m., Thursdays, March 1 through May 3 at Lincoln Junior-Senior High School, Ellwood City.

This course is designed to provide participants with an overview of information focused on counseling and teaching youth-at-risk.  Emphasis will be placed on identifying youth-at-risk for depression, suicide, eating disorders, pregnancy, AIDS, use/or abuse of alcohol and drugs, homelessness, gang membership, difficulties related to sexual orientation, and several other at-risk behaviors.

This class is one of several graduate courses that make-up a Penn State Certificate of Counseling Youth at Risk. The course of study provides a solid base for teachers working with children, adolescents, families, and support staff who are dealing with critical family problems, addiction, depression, sexuality issues, and suicide. Professional counselors, school counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, and early childhood educators will benefit from relevant course content. 

This certificate consists of four core courses and one elective. A 15-credit post-baccalaureate certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of all course work. All courses of study satisfy ACT 48 requirements. Participants who enroll must have a bachelor’s degree, or higher, from an accredited institution.
For information or to register, contact the Continuing Education Office at beaverce@psu.edu or 724-773-3700.

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