PYD Foundations: Child and Youth Growth and Development

This series of modules on Positive Youth Development (PYD) presents you with knowledge and tools to successfully work with school-age children and youth ages 5 through 18. Because youth development professionals come from many backgrounds and work in a variety of settings, this first module is a good starting point in the PYD series, and focuses on basic information about child growth and development. (K1.2 C1) 2 hours

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Objectives:

  • Discover what youth development professionals need to know about the developmental stages of children and youth.
  • Learn the seven domains of development and the typical characteristics of children from the ages of five through eighteen years.
  • Recognize individual differences that play a role in working with children and youth.
  • Learn simple strategies for working with groups of children and youth from five to eighteen years.

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