Children & Youth in Crisis

ICS 385
Intercultural Studies & Languages

This course introduces the global context of children and youth, exploring the complex humanitarian emergencies in which they live. Students discover the role of poverty, family dysfunction, armed conflict, disease & disaster, and lack of education that place children & youth in crisis worldwide. Topics include: HIV/AIDS, orphans, refugees, sex trafficking, child soldiers, child labor, street children and disabled children and youth. Students will learn how God views these children and their families, and will develop effective strategies of engaging the church in holistic ministry to vulnerable children and youth worldwide.