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The Child Welfare Certificate Program prepares master-level social work students for a career in working with abused or neglected children and their families.
The certificate program provides a foundation of knowledge in practice, policy, and programs that impact vulnerable children’s lives. Students develop practice skills in areas relevant to:
- Assessment skills considering children’s development, including Adverse Childhood Experiences survey
- Trauma-informed Care
- Family violence
- Mental health concerns of child and families
- Involvement with the dependency system
- Specific interviewing techniques for children
- Intervention strategies for children and families
- Child welfare policy
The Child Welfare Certificate indicates the student has completed certain experiences to provide a foundation of child welfare. These experiences include completion of two specialized courses: a child welfare course highlighting the history and dynamics of the child welfare system, and a course focused specifically on the treatment of families involved in the child welfare system. In addition, students must complete an internship within the context of child welfare and two associated field seminars over their final two semesters.
Core Courses: 12 credits
Take all of the following:
|Course Title||Course Number||Credits|
|Child Welfare||SOW 6656||3|
|Vulnerable Children & Families||SOW 6653||3|
|Field Instruction/Integrated Seminar||SOW 6535||3|
|Field Instruction/Integrated Seminar||SOW 6536||3|
Students must complete a Master’s Degree in Social Work to obtain the certificate.
- Child protective investigator
- Dependency case manager
- Foster care licensing and support
- Child welfare policy analyst
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