Child Welfare

The Child Welfare Certificate Program, housed administratively in the Social Work Professionals Program, is a campus-wide program open to students in any major. The certificate orients and prepares students for a career in child welfare and family services. The course work provides participants with a background in the development, organization and functioning of public, private and tribal child welfare services; examines ethics in practice within human services; increases understanding of basic family lifecycle principles; and emphasizes student development of practice skills across the continuum of child welfare services. 

Certificate Program

Required Courses:
SOC WORK 307Ethics in Practice3
SOC WORK 351Overview of the Child Welfare System3
SOC WORK 375Family Principles and Patterns3
SOC WORK 451Child Welfare Practice3
SOC WORK 455First Nations Futures and Decolonizing Social Work2
Total Credits14