Spring course: Advances in Prevention Science (Soc Wf 201) — all majors welcome! 5 crs TTh 1:30 – 3:50 pm A few spaces still available No prereqs

This great Prevention Science class is only offered every other year – all majors welcome to enhance the discussion from a variety of perspectives.  – L. Ruffer


Tues & Thurs 1:30-3:50 pm

5 Credits

Bo Kyung “Elizabeth” Kim   &   Kari M. Gloppen

Can we prevent child maltreatment, delinquency, substance use, or suicide?

Science says YES!        Come find out HOW!

This course investigates the potential for preventing major social problems with high costs to society using as illustrative cases recent developments in the prevention of child abuse and neglect, alcohol misuse, and interpersonal violence.  Using these social problems as “cases”, we will (1) identify the extent and impact of each of these problems, (2) explore preventive interventions for these problems, (3) examine the evidence of the effectiveness of prevention, and (4) discover the principles and ingredients of effective prevention.  Students will apply the skills learned through examination of these cases to assess and make a presentation on the prevention of other social problems in a group assignment.

We will also have engaging guest speakers coming every week to talk about alcohol use in college, legalization of marijuana in Washington State, cost-benefit of prevention, community-wide prevention strategies, prevention in indigenous communities, and more!


Please join us in making this class a great experience!

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