Child and Family Development: Raising Healthy Kids




This course provides the foundational psychological and theological perspectives needed for understanding core child and family development stages and dynamics. Current trends, issues, and cultural norms are examined, as well as risk and protective factors that influence resiliency and coping mechanisms in children and teens.

Course Lessons

Module 1:

  • CHDV 201-101: Welcome and Course Introduction
  • CHDV 201-102: Turn Your Heart Toward Home—Power in Parenting: A Father’s Look Back
  • CHDV 201-103: Family Development and Conceptualization of Family Functioning
  • CHDV 201-104: The Foundation of Society
  • CHDV 201-105: Pressures of Moms of Preschoolers

Module 2:

  • CHDV 201-201: Parenting with Love and Grace
  • CHDV 201-202: Love for a Lifetime I
  • CHDV 201-203: Love for a Lifetime II
  • CHDV 201-204: Love for a Lifetime III
  • CHDV 201-205: We’re in this Boat Together
  • CHDV 201-206: Keys to a Healthy Marriage

Module 3:

  • CHDV 201-301: Depression in Children and Adolescents
  • CHDV 201-302: Emotion Coaching Teenagers for Cognitive and Moral Development
  • CHDV 201-303: Diffusing the Teenage Time Bomb
  • CHDV 201-304: Lost in Space: The Teen Years

Module 4:

  • CHDV 201-401: Building a Safe Haven in Marriage
  • CHDV 201-402: The Spiritual Training of Children I
  • CHDV 201-403: The Spiritual Training of Children II
  • CHDV 201-404: Growing Up with Values
  • CHDV 201-405: Simple Kindness

Module 5:

  • CHDV 201-501: The Satisfaction of Raising Children
  • CHDV 201-502: Gender Roles and the Power of Receiving the Blessing
  • CHDV 201-503: How Dads Shape Kids
  • CHDV 201-504: Be There, Dad

Module 6:

  • CHDV 201-601: Childhood Development: An Attachment Perspective
  • CHDV 201-602: Creating Special Playtime with Your Children
  • CHDV 201-603: Communication in the Family
  • CHDV 201-604: Talking About Self-esteem

Module 7:

  • CHDV 201-701: Teaching Biblical Values to a New Generation
  • CHDV 201-702: Parenting 101: From Discipline to Sexuality I
  • CHDV 201-702: Parenting 101: From Discipline to Sexuality II
  • CHDV 201-703: Moms and Sons
  • CHDV 201-704: Good Family Man

Module 8:

  • CHDV 201-801: Maintaining Health and Wellness in a Stressful Digital World
  • CHDV 201-802: The Broken Family Epidemic
  • CHDV 201-803: Forgiveness

Continuing Education

20.0 CE Credits available for IBCC Credential Holders.

The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) offers some psychologists, therapists, counselors, social workers and play therapists Continuing Education (CE) credit due for good standing with certain states and a limited number of professional organizations. It remains the responsibility of each participant to be aware of state licensure and CE requirements. Participants should check their state and/or local regulations regarding required continuing education hours. For more information Light University Continuing Education programs, please visit: 

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