Child Welfare Certificate
Do you want to work with children and adolescents in a variety of settings? You’re in good company: Child welfare is one of the oldest fields of practice, and today there is an ever-increasing demand for dedicated, qualified workers to enter child welfare settings.
The social work department at Cedar Crest College currently offers a 15-credit child welfare certificate designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to work with this very special population. In particular, this certificate is designed to educate students for specialized training in the child welfare system. This certificate combines courses from the fields of social work, criminal justice and psychology to achieve this goal.
To be enrolled in the certificate program, students must complete PSY100 and be of sophomore standing only. To earn a child welfare certificate, a student must have a C or better in all courses.
A child welfare certificate requires 15 credits, to consist of:
- SWK 303 Human Behavior and the Social Environment 3 credits
- SOC 321 Family as a Social Institution 3 credits
- SWK 304 Child Abuse, Maltreatment and Neglect 3 credits
Select two of the following courses:
- PSY 315 Child Counseling 3 credits
- PSY 242 Child and Adolescent Development 3 credits
- CRJ 301 Juvenile Justice 3 credits
- CRJ 201 Substance Abuse 3 credits