Portland-State-University 2021-2022 Bulletin

CFS 450 Youth and Youth Work

Emphasizes multiple lenses through which young people are seen and treated. Explores youth work principles, multiple youth work traditions, experiential/outdoor education, youth development, and other dimensions of youth work. Includes community-based component for application of theory. Intended for students planning careers in education, policy, and direct service with youth. Required course for Child & Family Studies Youth Worker specialization. Graduate students will participate in one hour of additional class time per week, to be scheduled with the instructor at the first class session.




Junior standing
  • Up one level
  • 400