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Pepperdine | School of Public Policy

Children, Families, and Communities

MPP 689

(3 units)

This course will study state, county, and local policies related to the family, particularly those policies that target at-risk youth, multi-challenged communities, and families. Students will examine child and family service systems—including the healthcare, education, social services, housing, child welfare, and probation systems—as well as study larger and more current issues related to family policy. This course will consider the impacts that intersecting federal, state, and local policies and programs have on the ability to nurture children, strengthen families, and stabilize at-risk communities, with a special focus on how systems of support for children, families, and communities can be designed, implemented, and improved.