Prerequisite: 6 credit hours of 700 level or higher Special Education coursework or approval by the Chair of the Graduate Studies Program, Faculty of Education.

The purpose of this course is to extend understandings of “risk” and resilience into contextualized and relational perspectives based in contemporary theory and research. Students will examine resilience as a dynamic link between an individual and their multi-level, relational developmental system. In-depth analyses of resilience as a process facilitated by social ecological factors such as families, schools, and communities will be explored. 

3 lecture hours per week, one term.