The certificate in promoting child and adolescent well-being
prepares social work students to critique and implement developmentally
informed interventions with infants, children, and adolescents, regardless of
their practice specialization and across a range of domains and systems.
Students either choose to focus
their coursework and internship experience on a single child-serving
system, multiple systems, or a specific youth population.
Wherever they focus, they will develop and enhance skills to
serve as change agents for children and adolescents in high risk environments.
M.S.W. students take:
Four advanced-year courses, including one of two
certificate courses: Developmental Perspectives on Child Well-Being or
Adolescents at Risk
A specialized field placement focused on child and
Several approved electives focused on infants and
toddlers, children, adolescents, and transition-age youth
Students are required to complete a
two-semester field placement with guaranteed experience in a setting focused on
at least one of the following areas:
Emerging adults/transition to adulthood
Students also participate in one
service activity or enrichment event during the academic year.
The certificate is now available to
students enrolled in the traditional or the blended M.S.W. programs. For
more information about applying, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.