CATALOG • 2010-2011
Child Welfare – Certificate
For information, contact Dr. Kathleen Boland, LCSW, ACSW
Cedar Crest offers an interdisciplinary Child Welfare Certificate to provide the knowledge and skills needed to work with children and adolescents. This certificate is designed to educate social work, psychology, nursing, criminal justice and other related majors for specialized training for work in the child welfare system. Child welfare is one of the oldest fields of practice and there is an increasing demand for qualified workers to enter child welfare service settings. Possible careers in child welfare include: protective services, foster care, adoption, family preservation programs, child custody and family court evaluation, maternal and childcare, school counseling and school social work, group home and residential home case workers.
Students presently pursuing a bachelor’s degree are eligible for admission to the certificate program.
Program Requirements for the Child Welfare Certificate
To earn a Child Welfare Certificate, a student must have a C or better in all courses.
Course Requirements for the Child Welfare Certificate
The certificate program is a 15-credit certificate:
Core Courses (3 required)
SWK303 Human Behavior and the Social Environment -- 3 credits
SOC321 Family as a Social Institution -- 3 credits
SWK304 Child Abuse Maltreatment and Neglect -- 3 credits
Electives (2 electives)
PSY315 Child Counseling -- 3 credits
PSY244 Child and Adolescent Psychology -- 3 credits
CRJ301 Juvenile Justice -- 3 credits
CRJ201 Substance Abuse -- 3 credits