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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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:

May 12, 2019 - June 1, 2019

June 2, 2019 - June 22, 2019

June 23, 2019 - July 13, 2019

July 14, 2019 - August 3, 2019

August 4, 2019 - August 24, 2019

September 1, 2019 - September 21, 2019

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

Course Fees (Earth Week: $45/$50 License Renewal Credit and $145/$150 Graduate Credit now through 4/29!):

License Renewal (ISEA member) - $45
License Renewal (non-ISEA) - $50
Para credit - $45
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.

Transcripts
Please allow up to two to three weeks for transcripts to be processed following a course end date. License renewal and paraeducator credit transcripts are available at https://www.iseatranscripts.org following a course's completion. Graduate transcripts take 3-4 weeks to receive and will be mailed directly to the individual.

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