Today’s children and teens struggle with many common issues such as depression, eating disorders, broken relationships, suicide, and peer pressure, to name a few. At the root of these problems is a heart struggle that the Lord wants to redeem and transform through the application of Gospel truths. Through practical, hands-on project assignments and creative class exercises, you’ll learn how to build a relationship with a child or teen and apply Scripture in a way that gives life. You will apply the strategies and methodology taught in class with a child or adolescent of your choosing, with whom you will commit to meet weekly throughout the duration of the course. You’ll also have lectures and assigned readings that help you understand a biblical method of family counseling and issues of learning and development, and develop an understanding of common problems with children and teens. While this course focuses on children and teens, the skills you’ll build are applicable to helping adults as well, learning to draw them out and feel comfortable discussing their problems, and applying Scripture.