||JJS604 - Mgmt. of Behaviors
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|Course Description: This course will prepare professionals in the juvenile justice system and alternative school placements to work with students with behavior problems in a variety of settings, including public schools, alternative schools, residential treatment centers and incarcerated youth confined by the juvenile justice system.
|Course Learning Outcomes:
- Analyze the legal limitations and responsibilities of various professionals in dealing with acting out and/or violent behaviors in a variety of settings
- Compare and contrast the primary and secondary characteristics of rule-breaking and delinquency.
- Create a functional assessment pinpointed at behaviors exhibited by students.
- Evaluate the categories and characteristics of hyperactivity, the medications and effects of medications for hyperactivity, other explanations and treatments for hyperactive behaviors and milieu therapy, psychodynamic treatment, token economies, differential reinforcement and the use of punishment in the management of aggressive behavior.
- Analyze the common characteristics of socially withdrawn youth, and the management procedures, guidelines, classification and assessment methods for interventions to identify students as it relates to their placement.
- Develop a classroom management plan for an educational setting for students either in a residential or lock up situation dealing with secondary students.
- Analyze the theories of causation of delinquency, social withdrawal, aggression and hyperactivity.
|Specified Program Learning Outcomes:
- Analyze the Individuals with Disabilities and Education Act, federal, and state law requirements in non-public and residential placements.
- Assess critical thinking skills when designing interventions, functional behavioral assessments, and behavior management plans to mitigate youth behavioral problems.
- Design strategies for working with individuals with emotional/behavior problems.
- Develop professional level written, verbal communication, and presentation skills.
Students with Disabilities:
Students seeking special accommodations due to a disability must submit an application with supporting documentation, as explained under this subject heading in the General Catalog. Instructors are required to provide such accommodations if they receive written notification from the University.
Writing Across the Curriculum:
Students are expected to demonstrate writing skills in describing, analyzing and evaluating ideas and experiences. Written reports and research papers must follow specific standards regarding citations of an author's work within the text and references at the end of the paper. Students are encouraged to use the services of the University's Writing Center when preparing materials.
The following website provides information on APA, MLA, and other writing and citation styles that may be required for term papers and the like: http://nu.libguides.com/citations
National University Library:
National University Library supports academic rigor and student academic success by providing access to scholarly books and journals both electronically and in hard copy. Print materials may be accessed at the Library in San Diego or through document delivery for online and regional students. Librarians are available to provide training, reference assistance, and mentoring at the San Diego Library and virtually for online or regional students. Please take advantage of Library resources:
Contact the Library:
- (858) 541-7900 (direct line)
- 1-866-NU ACCESS x7900 (toll free)
Use the Library Training Tools (on the Library Homepage) for additional help
- Recorded class presentations
- Tutorials & Guides (APA/MLA, Peer-Review, and more)
Plagiarism is the presentation of someone else's ideas or work as one's own. Students must give credit for any information that is not either the result of original research or common knowledge. If a student borrows ideas or information from another author, he/she must acknowledge the author in the body of the text and on the reference page. Students found plagiarizing are subject to the penalties outlined in the Policies and Procedures section of the University Catalog, which may include a failing grade for the work in question or for the entire course. The following is one of many websites that provide helpful information concerning plagiarism for both students and faculty: http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml
Ethical behavior in the classroom is required of every student. The course will identify ethical policies and practices relevant to course topics.
Students are expected to be competent in using current technology appropriate for this discipline. Such technology may include word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. Use of the internet and e-mail may also be required.
Learning to work with and value diversity is essential in every class. Students are expected to exhibit an appreciation for multinational and gender diversity in the classroom.
As a diverse community of learners, students must strive to work together in a setting of civility, tolerance, and respect for each other and for the instructor. Rules of classroom behavior (which apply to online as well as onsite courses) include but are not limited to the following:
- Conflicting opinions among members of a class are to be respected and responded to in a professional manner.
- Side conversations or other distracting behaviors are not to be engaged in during lectures, class discussions or presentations
- There are to be no offensive comments, language, or gestures