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Child Welfare

Florida Atlantic University

6 months
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1024 USD/credit 12288 USD/full
1024 USD/credit 12288 USD/full
369 USD/credit 4428 USD/full
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The Child Welfare Certificate Program from the Florida Atlantic University prepares master-level social work students for a career in working with abused or neglected children and their families.

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Overview

The Child Welfare Certificate Program from the Florida Atlantic University provides a foundation of knowledge in practice, policy, and programs that impact vulnerable children’s lives. 

Students develop practice skills in areas relevant to:

  • Assessment skills considering children’s development, including Adverse Childhood Experiences survey
  • Trauma-informed Care
  • Family violence
  • Mental health concerns of child and families
  • Involvement with the dependency system
  • Specific interviewing techniques for children
  • Intervention strategies for children and families
  • Child welfare policy

The Child Welfare Certificate indicates the student has completed certain experiences to provide a foundation of child welfare. These experiences include completion of two specialized courses: a child welfare course highlighting the history and dynamics of the child welfare system, and a course focused specifically on the treatment of families involved in the child welfare system. 

In addition, students must complete an internship within the context of child welfare and two associated field seminars over their final two semesters.

Suggested Careers

  • Child protective investigator
  • Dependency case manager
  • Therapist
  • Foster care licensing and support
  • Child welfare policy analyst

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Child Welfare
  • Vulnerable Children & Families
  • Field Instruction/Integrated 

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 6 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

12 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Two letters of recommendation
    • Personal objective essay
    • Resume
    • Interview with faculty
    • A course-by-course evaluation of international transcripts is required; FAU will evaluate the transcripts or it must be done

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12288 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1024 USD per credit during 6 months.
  • National

    12288 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1024 USD per credit during 6 months.
  • In-State

    4428 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 369 USD per credit during 6 months.

Funding

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