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Program Learning Outcomes
Human Services - Youth Development (AS)

Program Learning Outcome #1
Demonstrate an understanding of mental health/human service trends, issues and regulations and be able to apply them to inpatient, outpatient and other programs within the human services delivery system.

Program Learning Outcome #2
Display appropriate communication and interpersonal skills through active listening, sensitivity and accurate responses to both verbal and non-verbal behavior.

Program Learning Outcome #3
Identify human developmental stages and understand the appropriate tasks involved with the challenges of each stage during the life span.

Program Learning Outcome #4
Demonstrate the use of assessment, evaluation, problem-solving while applying basic research in youth development to provide effective programming.

Program Learning Outcome #5
Utilize knowledge of legal and ethical issues in the human services field pertaining to confidentiality, limits of competency and the need for continuing professional development.

Program Learning Outcome #6
Integrate and apply history, theories and conceptual approaches to youth development, normative adolescent development, youth and family cultural issues and the impact of policies/programs on youth and their families.

Program Learning Outcome #7
Integrate and apply child and youth development principles in designing effective program environments that incorporate quality elements and standards.