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HDFS 612 - Adolescent Development

  • 3 credits

Review of key theoretical approaches and empirical research pertaining to the developmental period of adolescence using a multidisciplinary framework for understanding the many different and important facets of adolescent health.


Restricted to graduate-level students. Minimum 3.0 GPA.; Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate (GR) OR Professional (PR)

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 Krafchick
Dr. Jennifer Krafchick

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Dr. Jen Krafchick is a professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) and serves as Director of Undergraduate Student Affairs in HDFS. She is a passionate educator and was recognized with the 2010 Honors Professor of the Year award and the 2011 Best Teacher Award from the CSU Alumni Association. In addition to teaching, she is co-director of the Campus Connections Mentoring program that works with local youth who have experienced adversity at CSU and is a licensed program at other universities in Colorado, Wyoming, and in New Zealand. Dr. Krafchick earned her Ph.D. in education and human resource studies with an emphasis in social justice education, her master's in human development and family studies with a specialization in marriage and family therapy, and a graduate certificate in women's studies from CSU. She is a Certified Family Life Educator with the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR). She teaches and conducts research on issues related to mentoring and student success. She has extensive experience working with survivors of interpersonal violence and in private practice with individuals, couples, and families. Prior to coming to CSU, Dr. Krafchick served as a Peace Corps volunteer teaching junior high school students in the South Pacific.