Information About the Certificate Program

Offered by the School of Health and Human Services, this program provides individuals from various disciplines with expanded interdisciplinary knowledge and formalized education in the area of child maltreatment and family violence, training and field experience in serving this population.  It provides excellent preparation and opportunities to qualify for career positions in which multidisciplinary child abuse and family violence training is required or is essential.

Students who enter under the semester system need 15 units of semester credit as follows:

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  • CHDV 4120 (3 Units) – Issues in Child Abuse, Neglect and Family Violence, offered in fall and spring.
  • COMD 3190 (3 Units) – Communicating with Abused Children and Violent Families, offered in winter.
  • SW 4560 (3 Units) – Multidisciplinary Teams, Child Maltreatment and Family Violence, offered in spring.
  • ELECTIVES (3 Units): Take one elective course from page 2 of the application.
  • FIELDWORK (3 Units): HHS 4950 or SW 4951 (See requirements for using SW 4951)

· The application to the program is available on the door of the Institute, King Hall 109 B