Child Maltreatment and Family Violence (Certificate)

Department of Child & Family Studies

The College of Health and Human Services offers an interdisciplinary credit certificate program designed to provide individuals in health and human service disciplines or other related fields with expanded knowledge and formalized education, multidisciplinary training, and field experience in child abuse and domestic violence. Course work includes theoretical, conceptual, and practical experiences leading to a multidisciplinary view of the relevant issues, processes, and systems involved. The goal of the program is to prepare individuals to better serve the needs of abused children and violent families and to qualify for career positions for which multidisciplinary training is essential.

Admission to the program requires upper division standing, formal application to the college, a screening interview with the program director covering the applicant’s prior academic work, and approval of the individual student program. The program requires 15 units of upper division course work including 9 units of required core courses, 3 units of electives, and 3 units of field experience. Students must earn a minimum C grade point average to qualify for the certificate.

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Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
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