Post BA Certificate in Child Advocacy
Principal Investigator: Robert McCormick, PhD
FY 12-13 (9/1/12 - 8/31/13)
The Center for Child Advocacy at Montclair State University, under the direction of Dr. Robert McCormick, has been awarded a grant in the amount of $233,000 by the Department of Children and Families (DCF) in conjunction with the Division of Protection and Prevention (DCPP) formerly Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS).
In collaboration with the New Jersey Child Welfare Training Academy (NJCWTA), the Center is responsible for providing the Post BA Certificate Program to 40 DCPP students annually. Students can be admitted to the on campus program or the online program. Students would be expected to complete the program in one year, taking two courses in Fall, two in Spring and one in the Summer. As part of the Grant, the Center organizes a national conference on child abuse and neglect and advocacy issues as it relates to children. This grant originated in 1999 and has been very successful. Many DCPP employees continue in the Graduate programs, going on to achieve the MA in Child Advocacy. The 5 courses in the Post BA are transferable to the MA as long as a 3.0 gpa is maintained.
Jacqueline Catalano, MS
For more information e-mail Jacqueline Catalano