When you major in Human Service and Rehabilitation Studies you can also concentate your studies to work with children and adolescents with disabilities or “at-risk” youth. Graduates in this field work in schools, agencies, clinics and community settings, focusing specifically on risk indicators that children, adolescents and their families face in the community. The program combines coursework on prevention, intervention and system strenghtening to prepare students to become practitioners in a a variety of community settings who promote healthy social and emotional development and academic achievement.
Students in other majors can use the courses in this concentration to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for working with children and adolescents with disabilities or experiencing other risk criteria.
Upon completing this concentration, students will also be ready to pursue graduate degrees in a number of areas, including Special Education, School Counseling, Applied Behavioral Analysis, Child Life Specialist, Rehabilitation Counseling and Counseling Psychology.
A significant distinction of Assumption’s HSRS curriculum is its focus on enabling students to develop and refine the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for working as a human service professional. Each student in the Working with Children and Adolescents in Community Settings concentration will complete a semester long field experience in an appropriate setting to develop important professional skills.
Students concentrating in Working with Children and Adolescents in Community Settings must take 6 courses specific to the field as well as a course involving a field placement in an approved community setting.