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High Risk Youth Concentration

The High Risk Youth curriculum is designed to prepare you to work in a variety of settings with youth, including mentoring programs, juvenile probation, diversion programs, group home settings and gang prevention. You’ll learn about issues that directly impact the lives of youth, as well as the treatment and support network available for youth in the Denver metro area.

Ms. Annie Butler is the main advisor for the High Risk Youth concentration.

We award the Bachelor of Science in Human Services degree with a concentration in High Risk Youth with the completion of this curriculum:

Required classes for Degree Catalog Year Fall 2012 and beyond:


HSP 1010 Introduction to Human Services 3
HSP 2010 Intro to High Impact Nonprofit Organizations 3
HSP 2020 Small Group Dynamics: Theory and Experience 4
HSP 2030 Theory and Practice of Counseling 4
HSP 2040 Family Systems 4
HSP 2070 Pre-Field Placement Seminar 1
HSP 2080 Practicum I 8
HSP 3230 High Risk and Offender Youth 4
HSP 3260 Systems Serving Youth 2
HSP 3330 Ethical and Legal Issues in the Helping Professions  3
HSP 3490 Multicultural Issues in Human Services 4
HSP 3590 The Resistive Adolescent Client 1
HSP 3710 Research Methods and Program Evaluation 3
HSP 4540 Youth, Drugs, and Gangs 2
HSP 4790 Professional Internship (Senior Experience) 12
Choose one of the following:  
 CJC 3350 Juvenile Delinquency 3
 PSY 3260 Psychology of Adolescence 3
 SOC 3400 Childhood and Adolescent Socialization
 SWK 3010 Social Work with Children & Adolescents
Choose one of the following:  
HSP 3070 Advanced Behavior Analysis 3
HSP 4320 Psychopathology and the Mental Health Clinician 4
Total credits for High Risk Youth concentration 65 - 67

A grade of “C” or better is required for each course in this program to count toward the bachelor’s degree.

Note: If you are on a catalog year prior to 2012, your required coursework will be different than the information presented here. See a department advisor to review a degree progress report to verify which classes you need to complete the program.

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