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Hours to complete

Approx. 19 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Week 1: Origins and Landmark Studies in the Science of Resilience in Children

The first module of this course provides an introduction to the course and to the science of resilience. Video lectures discuss the meaning of resilience and the origins of resilience science. Participants will begin to think about case examples of resilience from their own experience and plan for a resilience interview. In the forum discussions, participants will introduce themselves, discuss the meaning of resilience and its importance in their work. Participants also will nominate favorite films and books about true stories of resilience: ...
Reading
6 videos (Total 57 min), 7 readings, 2 quizzes
Video6 videos
1.2 Origins and 4 Waves of Resilience Science9m
1.3 Defining Resilience14m
1.4 Early Landmark Studies of Resilience13m
1.5 Resilience in Books and Films6m
Optional video: Resilience in the face of adversity by the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.4m
Reading7 readings
Required reading10m
Optional video on Dr. Maddaus10m
Additional Videos (optional)10m
Optional reading10m
Active Learning Assignment 1: Interview on Resilience10m
Week 1 Discussion10m
Coming next week10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Self-Report for Completing Active Learning Assignment 12m
Week 1 Quiz20m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Week 2: Methods and Models of Research on Resilience (including case studies)

This module highlights the models and methods used in resilience science, including person-focused methods and variable-focused methods. The case study of Dr. Maddaus continues and the case of resilience in early childhood is presented. ...
Reading
9 videos (Total 90 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
Video9 videos
2.2 Person-focused methods: Single Case Studies (including the case of Sara)10m
2.3 Person-focused models and methods: Group Comparisons15m
2.4 Variable-focused methods: Risk gradients11m
2.5 Variable-focused methods: Promotive factors6m
2.6 Variable-focused methods: Moderator models and protective factors9m
2.7 Combined methods14m
2.8 Pathway models8m
2.9 Intervention models9m
Reading5 readings
2.10 Intervention Examples10m
Active Learning Assignment 2: Case Study of Dr. Michael Maddaus10m
Week 2 Discussion10m
Reminder10m
Coming next week10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Case study of Mike Maddaus: Self-report for Completing Active Learning Assignment 26m
Week 2 Quiz20m
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Week 3: Effects on Children of Natural and Technological Disasters

This module focuses on what has been learned from research on children who experience disasters, including the effects on children and patterns of recovery. Participants will watch a video interview with an expert on children in disaster and additional videos on damage and recovery following the F5 Joplin tornado. Participants will also complete a survey on disaster experiences....
Reading
6 videos (Total 74 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
Video6 videos
3.2 Effects17m
3.3 Resilience and recovery9m
3.4 Intervention17m
3.5 Preparing for Disaster10m
Interview with Joy Osofsky on Children in Disaster12m
Reading6 readings
Required reading10m
Infographics10m
Active Learning Assignment 3: Disaster10m
Week 3 Discussion10m
Reminder10m
Coming next week10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Disaster: Self-report for Completing Active Learning Assignment 38m
Week 3 Quiz20m
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Week 4: Resilience in Children Exposed to War and Political Violence

This module highlights what has been learned about the effects of war, terror, and political violence on children and youth. What are the effects of these violent experiences on young people? What has been learned about resilience? We will examine the provocative literature on youth who voluntarily get involved in political conflicts or war. The concluding lecture considers new approaches to peace-building and what might be done to promote peace through interventions with children. This week also features 4 special topics on resilience in young people who experienced the trauma of war and conflict. Choose one or more of the special topics and watch these moving stories of survival. Post your thoughts in the special topics discussion forums on each of these options. If you have time, watch them all. These accounts of resilience are very compelling. ...
Reading
8 videos (Total 82 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
Video8 videos
4.2 Threats to Child Development12m
4.3 Telling the Story8m
4.4 War and Resilience17m
4.5 Terror and Resilience12m
4.6 Intervention Studies10m
4.7 Youth in Political Conflicts11m
4.8 Pathways to Peace5m
Reading5 readings
Video Activity: Choose One10m
Resources on peace education mentioned in the video lectures - for your interest, not required10m
Week 4 Discussion10m
Reminder10m
Coming next week10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 4 Quiz20m
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Top Reviews

By VVJan 19th 2017

Amazing course! It can inspire every professional who is interested in trauma- informed approach or who is working with populations experiencing traumas.

By CJSep 16th 2017

Diverse and insightful content, compelling readings, and valuable tools and frameworks - thoroughly absorbing and worthwhile.

Instructor

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Ann S. Masten, Ph.D., LP

Regents Professor, Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Development
Institute of Child Development

About University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations....

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