Offered on campus
Child Abuse & Neglect - (Certificate)
Open to all undergraduate majors, the Child Abuse and Neglect Certificate provides students with knowledge and skills needed to intervene in one of societies’ major social problems. Many organizations have identified challenges in the public child welfare workforce. Employment in public child welfare has always been and continues to be emotionally and sometimes physically demanding, requiring workers to make life and death decisions on behalf of children and their families. In the child welfare field, research shows that those who are most prepared to do the job are also the most likely to remain on the job. The Certificate in Child Abuse and Neglect prepares students for the role of family case manager within public child welfare and provides additional pathways to students interested in careers in public child welfare while supporting children and families vulnerable to child abuse and neglect.