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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Faith Builders Educational Programs, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience

Helping the Hurting PER 330

Formerly Helping the Hurting PER 330 (PER 330)

Version 1 and 2: 45 hours (5 weeks).

Faith Builders Educational Programs, 28527 Guys Mills Road, Guys Mills, PA.

Version 1: January 2005 - February 2007. Version 2: March 2008 - October 2020.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the place of sorrow in human experience; establish the need for a Biblical framework for viewing human suffering and for responding to human suffering; discuss the example of Jesus in response to human sorrow; discuss the problem of death and factors in dying that affect grief; outline the typical grieving process and show how children grieve different from adults; discuss principles that enable people to work through grief; list pointers for how to comfort those who are grieving; review Biblical examples of people who experienced rejection and discuss observations about rejection from those examples; identify specific emotional responses to rejection and to trace the "paths of response" when people follow those emotional responses; identify core issues in rejection; discuss what it means to be Christ-centered and how we go about pointing rejected people to Him; describe the identity and security we have "in Christ;" discuss what it means to love and to show how love drives out fear, specifically in the experience of those who have been rejected; outline the Biblical mandate to "receive" one another in Christ; review Biblical examples of abuse; define abuse and discuss why abuse is painful and destructive; discuss how abuse "offends" little ones and trace abuse to ongoing struggles in the lives of those who have been abused as children; outline how to find healing from the damage of abuse; discuss "second party" help for those who have been abused; discuss "third party" help for bringing reconciliation between the abuser and the abused; list typical changes that need to happen in the life of an abused person, and to discuss what is necessary for those changes to occur; and describe Biblical principles for helping an abuser.


Version 1 and 2: Major topics covered in the course are: human sorrow; why there is sorrow; right responses to sorrow; God's purposes in sorrow; grief; rejection; and abuse. Methods of instruction include: lecture, discussion and collaborative learning. Evaluation criteria include examinations and projects.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Social Work or Psychology (04/07). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Human Services or Christian Ministries (11/10) (10/15 revalidation).