HDFS 261 Working with Individuals and Families

Develops a framework for building collaborative relationships with individuals, parents, and family members. It emphasizes needed characteristics and skills for helping professionals. Communication, collaboration and partnerships to foster family, individual and child success are emphasized. The course also explores the institutionalized power dynamics in the United States and how this impacts interpersonal relationships in the professional setting.




Recommended: Completion of COMM 218 Interpersonal Communication and HDFS 201 Contemporary Families in the United States.


Spring Term Only


Lower Division Transfer (LDT) Course


Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Identify the needed professional characteristics and skills to develop collaborative partnerships with individuals and families. Describe the impact of socialization agents on personal identity and interpersonal communication. Apply relationship building strategies that foster healthful interactions with individuals and families.