Coaching Today’s Children and Adolescents: Issues and Strategies




This course addresses the contemporary issues most common to both raising and counseling children and adolescents and provides appropriate treatment strategies for effective familial change. Developmental stages, learning styles, personality factors and social influences are examined, as well as the efficacy of community counseling resources and programs.

Course Lessons

Module 1:

  • MFRL 201-101: Welcome and Course Introduction
  • MFRL 201-102: Helping Others Find Significance in Life
  • MFRL 201-103: Starving for Relationships: Attachment Wounds and Love Hunger
  • MFRL 201-104: Finding Strength through Adversity
  • MFRL 201-105: Talking About Self-Esteem

Module 2:

  • MFRL 201-201: Teaching Girls to be Ladies
  • MFRL 201-202: Bringing Up Girls: Puberty to Adolescence I
  • MFRL 201-203: Bringing Up Girls: Puberty to Adolescence II
  • MFRL 201-204: She Calls Me Daddy I
  • MFRL 201-205: She Calls Me Daddy II
  • MFRL 201-206: Reserve Forces and Kids
  • MFRL 201-207: No Place to Hide

Module 3:

  • MFRL 201-301: Asperger’s, ADHD, ASD, ODD: Working with Families of Special Needs Children
  • MFRL 201-302: Walking the Thin Line: Health, Diets and Eating Disorders
  • MFRL 201-303: Teenage Attitudes
  • MFRL 201-304: Coping with Anxiety

Module 4:

  • MFRL 201-401: Raising Boys: Routine Panic I
  • MFRL 201-402: Raising Boys: Routine Panic II
  • MFRL 201-403: Family Manipulation
  • MFRL 201-404: Teens: Choose Battles Carefully

Module 5:

  • MFRL 201-501: Bringing Up Boys – Session 1
  • MFRL 201-502: Adolescent Identity Development and Self-Esteem
  • MFRL 201-503: Moms and Sons
  • MFRL 201-504: Bringing Up Boys

Module 6:

  • MFRL 201-601: Complex Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Explosive Children I
  • MFRL 201-602: Complex Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Explosive Children II
  • MFRL 201-603: Wounded Spirits
  • MFRL 201-604: Rough Water

Module 7:

  • MFRL 201-701: The Epidemic of Child Abuse
  • MFRL 201-702: Examining Addictive Behaviors I
  • MFRL 201-703: Examining Addictive Behaviors II
  • MFRL 201-704: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • MFRL 201-705: Hallway of Doors

Module 8:

  • MFRL 201-801: Connecting with Kids through the World of Play
  • MFRL 201-802: Teach Kids to Write
  • MFRL 201-803: Teach Kids to Work

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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