CHILD ADVOCACY STUDIES - CERTIFICATE
The Child Advocacy Studies (CAST) Certificate is designed for students who plan to work within a variety of agencies or systems (healthcare, criminal justice, social services) where they may encounter child maltreatment. The CAST Certificate is multidisciplinary and will use a trauma informed, anti-racist, and multicultural lens to increase recognition of child maltreatment as well as the factors contributing to its occurrence. The CAST Certificate will also review historic and current responses to incidents of child abuse and neglect in the U.S. Simulated activities, such as forensic interviewing, testifying on a witness stand, and conducting home visits will provide experiential learning opportunities for students. Students will also start to build resilient strategies to guard against compassion fatigue and burnout.
|CAST 5000||Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Child Maltreatment and Advocacy||3|
|CAST 5100||Building Resilience for Professional Sustainability in the Helping Professions||3|
|CAST 5200||Professional and Systemic Responses to Child Abuse and Maltreatment||3|