The courses that prepared me the most to work with youth is Internship 1, Social Psychology and health issues child/adolescences. Not only where these the most interesting classes I have taken. The assignments I did for internship 2 was creating a plan for a project in my internship site. The assignment I did for social Psychology was to do an essay about my observations of my surroundings. What I did in child health issues is to intern an adolescent on their life and create an intake.
The skills I learned from completing the assignment for Internship was how planning was a big key to success. To create something valuable to help the youth reach the goals they set. Social Psychology allowed me to be a observer of my environment. I am a talkative person and tend not to look at how people interact with each other and not participate. Working with youth their are times you need to read body language and read between the lines. Health issues child/adolescences, I gain a skill of allowing youth to tell their story. This really allowed me to see how a youth tells their story and how I take everything they tell me and create an intake. I still need to gain the skill to be able to relate to the students but not be one of them. Since I am young adult myself, youth tend to put me in the same category as them self. So creating a leadership quality that I am relatable but not their friend.
- Social Psychology: processes of attitude change; social influences on conformity, compliance, and obedience; the self and the pursuit of self-esteem; person perception and attribution; stereotyping and prejudice; attraction and mate selection; and group influences on performance.
Health issues child/adolescences: major public health issues of adolescents in the United States and the programs and policies that improve the health and well being of this population. The course is designed to examine the prevalence and etiology of health and wellness indicators for youth.
- Internship 1:To facilitate the attainment of proficiency and competencies in generic human services work. To incorporate the fundamental values and ethics of the human service profession. To provide opportunities that enable students to become aware of their own values, personalities and their effect on the client relationship. To provide diverse multicultural experiences within the community.