Social and emotional development in children ages 3-8 years, atypical and typical development, developmental theories and models, risk and protective factors, evidenced-based programs, and empirically validated teaching strategies for preventing challenging behaviors and fostering adaptive social skills and emotion regulation.
1. Explain and apply theories of social and emotional development in preschool and early elementary-aged children (ages 3-8 years)
2. Summarize and apply research on socialization and socioemotional development during childhood.
3. Synthesize evidence-based practices for young children that help prevent challenging behaviors while fostering adaptive social skills and emotion regulation.
4. Evaluate evidence-based practices for inclusion of young children with socioemotional or behavioral health differences.
5. Summarize information on child maltreatment etiology, outcomes, and intervention and evaluate the effectiveness of child welfare and intervention programs for maltreated youth.
HDFS 310 (Infant and Child Development in Context) or Child Psychology
All prerequisites must be completed or consent from the instructor given prior to enrollment.
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Textbooks and Materials
Please check the CSU Bookstore for textbook information. Textbook listings are available at the CSU Bookstore about 3 weeks prior to the start of the term.
Dr. Jennifer Reinke is an Associate Professor in the Human Development and Family Studies Department at CSU. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Certified Family Life Educator, and co-editor of Family Life Education: The Practice of Family Science. Dr. Reinke’s scholarly interests are centered around the scholarship of teaching and learning in family science.