Child Welfare (Graduate Certificate)
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
- 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
Students complete four courses for a total of 12 credits.
|Select two required courses from the following:||6|
|Child and Adolescent Risks and Resiliency: Program, Policy and Practice|
|Special Topics in Social Work and Social Welfare (Leadership in Child Welfare)|
|Special Topics in Social Work and Social Welfare (Trauma Informed Child Welfare Practice)|
|Select two elective courses from the following:||6|
|Social Work and Spirituality|
|Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioral Challenges|
|Mental Health Aspects of Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities|
|School Social Work|
|Research Methods in Social Work (Current students are able to substitute SW 965 if they’ve already completed SW 860) 1|
|Intimate Partner Violence|
|Special Topics in Social Work and Social Welfare (Forensic Mental Health)|
|Social Work Supervision|
|Theory and Practice of Family Therapy|
|Social Work and the Law|
Please note: Students who use either SW 860 or SW 965 for the certificate have to focus their assignments on CW topics and they have to complete a course designation form outlining those assignments.