Details for Youth Issues

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: SSC345
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Rebecca Loundar



Awards offering Youth Issues

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Understand the issues for youth in contemporary Australian Society and how they are perceived by both young people and the adults around them;
  2. Recognise how these issues impact on the lives and choices of youth and if there is a societal flow-on effect;
  3. Research the elements of larger Australian/global culture that impact on these issues – positively or negatively;
  4. Develop strategies for working non-judgementally and empathically with young people around issues relating to gender, sexuality and social identity and maintain appropriate professional boundaries.

Subject Content

  • Elements of youth culture
  • The influence of cultural views on the development of value system
  • The influence of media on youth culture
  • The Bible’s relevance to youth issues

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Onsite (face-to-face)
  • Online (eLearning)
  • Intensives
  • Extensives

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

  • Youth Observation Group Presentation (25%)
  • Minor Essay (25%)
  • Individual Presentation (50%)

Prescribed Text

  • Santrock, J. W. (2018). Adolescence (17th ed.). McGraw-Hill Education

Please consult your instructor prior to purchasing any textbooks.