Child Welfare (Graduate Certificate)

https://chhs.unh.edu/sw/certificate-programs

About the Program

The Child Welfare Graduate Certificate Program is designed to educate individuals interested in improving the quality of life for children and families vulnerable to abuse and neglect. In addition, the certificate will provide additional pathways of preparation for students interested in careers in public child welfare and will aid in increasing valuable resources toward supporting children and families vulnerable to child abuse and neglect.

Who should apply?

  • Individuals interested in improving the quality of life for children and families vulnerable to abuse and neglect
  • Individuals receiving the Title IV-E grant or UP grant
  • Individuals interested in taking graduate courses at UNH with the option of applying credit toward a graduate degree in social work
  • Individuals interested in advancing their career options or in developing a new career focus

Contact Information

Kim Kelsey, LICSW
Child Welfare Program Cooridnator
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH 03824
603-862-2704
kim.kelsey@unh.edu

Certificate Requirements

Students will take four courses for a total of 12 credits

Choose 3 of 4 required courses (9 credits)
SW 805Child and Adolescent Risks and Resiliency: Program, Policy and Practice3
SW 897Special Topics in Social Work and Social Welfare (Child Maltreatment and Child Protection)3
SW 897Special Topics in Social Work and Social Welfare (Leadership in Child Welfare )3
SW 897Special Topics in Social Work and Social Welfare (Trauma Informed Child Welfare Practice)3
Choose one other elective (3 credits)
SW 813School Social Work3
SW 814Introduction to Addiction: Assessment and Intervention3
SW 860Research Methods in Social Work3
SW 870Intimate Partner Violence3
SW 974Social Work Supervision3
SW 975Theory and Practice of Family Therapy3
SW 979Social Work and the Law3
Students can also choose from the online electives below
SW 897Special Topics in Social Work and Social Welfare (Mental Health Aspects of IDD)3
SW 897Special Topics in Social Work and Social Welfare (Social Work and Spirituality)3
SW 897Special Topics in Social Work and Social Welfare (Understanding Youth with Emotional and Behavioral Challenges)3
SW 897Special Topics in Social Work and Social Welfare (Forensic Mental Health)3
SW 897Special Topics in Social Work and Social Welfare (Understanding Suicide: Assessment, Prevention and Intervention)3
Total Credits for Child Welfare Certificate12
All MSW courses listed are 3 credit courses