This course provides an advanced survey of theories and approaches to preventive psychology. Students will develop knowledge and skills that can be used in helping individuals, communities and organizations work to prevent issues such as violence, HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, child abuse, obesity, and other behaviorally based social, mental health, and health issues. Emphasis is placed on developing knowledge and skills relevant to creating and adapting prevention programs for use in culturally diverse communities. Topics may include: stress and coping theory/research; social support and mutual help interventions; prevention theory, research, and strategies; health promotion and other community/social change strategies.Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.
4 Graduate credits
Effective May 4, 2011 to present