This unit begins by looking at a definition of 'youth' and explains the importance of understanding the concept of adolescence and youth. It discusses the meaning and different concepts of adolescent welfare and wellbeing and describes the contemporary socio-economic and political context of adolescent welfare.
This unit provides a definition of 'youth' as determined socially and culturally, as well as biologically whereby adolescent welfare is defined as socially constructed as well as a physical phenomenon that is integrated with social structures and processes. Using this integration of social structures and processes with the physiological challenges of adolescence this unit will canvass the range of adolescent issues that are prevalent today.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Students witll be provided with a reading list via VU Collaborate.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):