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Children at Risk ( CNH/EDN 251 )

A course designed for those who want to become advocates for children and work to see lasting change in their lives. The focus is on children who have been placed at risk because of factors such as war, disease, poverty, exploitation, abandonment, disability, and other forms of injustice. Students are given an overview of the needs of at risk children as well insight concerning child development. An emphasis is made on intervention and working towards advocacy for children. More specific instruction is provided on issues relating to street children, HIV/AIDS, sexual abuse, and attachment disorder, depending on the location of the school and the needs of children in that setting.

Children at Risk Seminar ( CNH/EDN 151 )

This training is for those currently working with children at risk or preparing to do so. They will expand their skill base and gain a deeper understanding of a biblical perspective on working with children. The goal of the seminar is to provide the participants with teaching about a biblical view of the child, the spiritual, emotional and developmental needs of children, holistic missions to children, healthcare needs and about evaluation of a ministry, team members, and self, with the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

Discipleship Training School (DTS) ( DSP 211 )

This school is an intensive Christian discipleship course beginning with an 12-week lecture/teaching phase followed by an 8-week practical field assignment. It is a prerequisite for all other schools in the University of the Nations, and also serves to orient and prepare all new YWAM staff. The DTS is designed to encourage students in personal character development, cultivating their relationship with God and identifying their unique gifts and callings. Cross-cultural exposure and global awareness are special emphases throughout the course, preparing the students to evangelize and disciple current and future generations, answering the call to Go into all the world and disciple all nations (Matthew 28:19).

Foundations in Education ( EDN 211 )

Using Scripture as the standard for analyzing educational models and practices, this course provides potential educators and those who work with children in any context a solid foundation for their future work. The course focuses on the unique approach of Christian education with an overview of the physical, intellectual, moral, social/emotional, and spiritual development of children and youth. The nature of learning and the variety of learning styles is considered as well as the character development of effective teachers. Other topics include: classroom management, curriculum development, and the role of education in community development and world missions.

Primary Health Care Seminar ( CNH 161 )

Every day 35,000 children die from preventable diseases or diarrhea and dehydration. The purpose of this seminar is to provide an introduction to the health care needs of the developing world, and to furnish some practical skills in this area. Both medical and non-medical individuals are encouraged to attend. Eight key areas covered are: nutrition, mother and child health, preventative medicine, curative care, water and sanitation, health education, appropriate medications, and community resources.

SBS Seminar ( CHR 113 )

A two-week seminar similar to the first two weeks of CHR 213, School of Biblical Studies. Credit may not be received for both the CHR 113 seminar and CHR 213.

Worldview Seminar (Seminário de Cosmovisão Bíblica) ( HMT 113 )

The seminar will challenge students to think biblically concerning all areas of life personally and in society and will encourage them to become agents of transformation in whatever spheres of influence the students are involved in.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Worldview Seminar (Seminário de Cosmovisão Bíblica) HMT 113 4 Portuguese 01 Jul 2019 31 Jul 2019