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CHFD415 - Children and Stress

Course Details

Course Code: CHFD415 Course ID: 3604 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course examines historical and current research related to, and practical applications for managing and reducing, childhood stress within home, school and community environments. The effects of separation, divorce, violence, crises and trauma both within and external to the home, and events impacting local and extended communities will be addressed with a prevention and intervention focus.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
06/24/19 - 11/29/19 12/02/19 - 01/26/20 Fall 2019 Session D 8 Week session
07/29/19 - 01/03/20 01/06/20 - 03/01/20 Winter 2020 Session B 8 Week session
08/26/19 - 01/31/20 02/03/20 - 03/29/20 Winter 2020 Session I 8 Week session
09/30/19 - 02/28/20 03/02/20 - 04/26/20 Winter 2020 Session D 8 Week session
10/28/19 - 04/03/20 04/06/20 - 05/31/20 Spring 2020 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

Welcome to Children and Stress.

After you have completed this course, you should be able to:

  1. Define child trauma stress
  2. Describe the prevalence of childhood trauma.
  3. Compare and contrast the causes and effects of multiple types of childhood trauma
  4. Create a collection of scientifically valid resources on childhood stress
  5. Evaluate the impact of child stress on families
  6. Evaluate the scientific validity of several popular trauma interventions

Required textbooks:

  • Green, B, et al. (2003). Trauma Interventions in War and Peace. New York: Kluwer Academic/ Plenum Publishers.
    • Available in the class as an e-book
  • Various articles are embedded within the Lessons

Book Title:Trauma Interventions in War and Peace-E-book available in the APUS Online Library
Unit Cost:$184.94
Book Title:To find the library e-book(s) req'd for your course, please visit to locate the eReserve by course #.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.