Understanding Adolescents

As many changes occur to emotional, physical, and cognitive development, navigating the stages of adolescence can prove to be complicated for young individuals and those who care for them. This informative course will help you gain insight into the workings of the adolescent mind and how to be supportive in the important role you as an adult play in meeting their needs. With a perspective of understanding and appreciation, you will be able to cope with the stress that comes with guiding teens through their formative years.

In this course, you will:

  • Learn through an experienced social worker a deeper understanding of and appreciation for adolescent development and behavior,
  • Study how different relationships and you as a family member, teacher, mentor, counselor, coach, etc. can help support physical and mental growth, and
  • Recognize how teenagers are affected by stress including defense mechanisms, coping techniques, and common mental health issues.

An external course provider, ed2go (Cengage), offers this course. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with their privacy policy.

SCECHs Granted


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What grade level(s) does this course apply to?

High School
Middle School

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