A House is Not a Home: Students From Non-Traditional Families

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A House is Not a Home: Students From Non-Traditional Families

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This course satisfies the Safety, Support & Wellness requirement for the School Culture Advocate Certification. Learn more at www.safeschoolsacademy.org/sca.

Course Description: The concept of family has changed dramatically over the last few decades. The “traditional” model—that being one which includes a father, mother, and children—is slowly decreasing in numbers to a growing number of single-parent families, cohabiting parents, families of divorced parents, and same-sex families. While it is generally presumed that families live in single-family homes, there are number of families experiencing homelessness and undocumented status in the county. As educators are responsible for the wellbeing of all students in their classrooms, schools need to ensure that they are providing the necessary supports for students who do not fall under the definition of a “traditional family.”

This purpose of this course is to address the social, emotional, and academic barriers affecting students from nontraditional families. Participants will first analyze the privileges associated with growing up in a traditional family and understand the growing demographics of nontraditional families. Participants will then explore resources describing the experiences of students in nontraditional family situations, including adoption, foster care, divorce, homelessness, living with relatives, undocumented parents, and same-sex parents. At the conclusion of the course, participants will develop an action plan to be implemented in their classroom and school to advocate for students from nontraditional families.

This is a one credit course.

Click here to view the full course syllabus.

Upcoming sections:
October 6, 2019 - October 26, 2019
November 3, 2019 - November 23, 2019
December 8, 2019 - December 28, 2019
January 5, 2020 - January 25, 2020
February 9, 2020 - February 29, 2020
March 8, 2020 - March 28, 2020
April 12, 2020 - May 2, 2020
May 10, 2020 - May 30, 2020
June 7, 2020 - June 27, 2020
June 28, 2020 - July 18, 2020

Course Fees (💵😱 THE SAVING: $35 License Renewal and $135 Grad Credit for online courses now through 10/20! 😱💵)

License Renewal - $35
Para credit - $35
Graduate Credit - $135
Audit - $35

If you have any questions or would like to pay with a check, please contact academy@iowasafeschools.org or call 515.381.0588.

Participants are limited to 12 graduate credits per semester (Fall, Spring, Summer).

Cancellation/Refund Policy
All course cancellations or requests to change credit type must be received in writing or electronically at least fourteen days prior to the class start date. All refunds requested before this deadline will be subject to a $40 cancellation fee per course cancelled. No refunds will be issued on cancellations received after this deadline, however, we can move you to a future session of the same course if possible. Iowa Safe Schools reserves the right to cancel any course in the event of insufficient registration, in which case a full refund will be issued. Cancelled courses may be rescheduled at a later date.

Sale Policy
Sales are honored only during the dates the sale is active at the time of your registration. We do not honor current sales for previously registered or completed courses.

Please allow up to two weeks for transcripts to be processed following a course end date. Request your transcripts by going to http://www.safeschoolsacademy.org/transcripts.


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