Online Post-BA Certificate in Child Advocacy

Post - BA Certificate in Child Advocacy ONLINE

We are pleased to announce that we will be offering the Post BA Certificate in Child Advocacy ONLINE starting FALL Semester 2009.

The Post-BA Certificate in Child Advocacy has been designed to provide students with a multidisciplinary understanding of the role of the child advocate as seen through the disciplines of law, social work and psychology.  This unique perspective encompassing these areas of learning equip graduates with training that will enhance their skills in a variety of settings. 

This program has Technical Requirements.

SPRING 2010 ONLINE ONLINE COURSES:

Courses are accessed from BLACKBOARD.

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  1. Course: Children and Justice
    Instructor:
    Code: CHAD 504
    Day/ Time:online
    Dates:

  2. Course: Forensic Interviewing of Children
    Instructor:
    Code: CHAD 505
    Day/ Time:online
    Dates:

APPLY TO THE POST BA CERTIFICATE PROGRAM TODAY!

In order to earn the Post-BA Certificate, students are required to take 15 graduate level credits. 

To obtain the Certificate, students must file a Final Audit Form as they are nearing completion of the courses and submit it to the Registrar's office. The Certificate will then be mailed to the student from the Registrar.

The following are the required courses:

CHAD 501  Introduction to Applied Child Advocacy.......................................3
CHAD 502  Child Abuse and Neglect.............................................................3
CHAD 503  Current Social Issues in Child Advocacy......................................3
CHAD 504  Children and Justice....................................................................3
CHAD 505  Forensic Interviewing of Children................................................3

CHAD 501 Introduction to Applied Child Advocacy
 This course will examine the maltreatment of children from both a historical and contemporary perspective.  It will discuss the three major reform movements of the Progressive Era that shaped the field of child advocacy.  Students will also explore recent trends in legislation that affect abused and neglected children.  Emphasis will be on the historical and current role of the child advocate.  Empirical and applied research will be reviewed. 

CHAD 502 Child Abuse and Neglect 
This course will take a comprehensive look at the social and psychological development of children caught in the child welfare system.  It will compare normal and pathological models of child rearing. Special consideration will be given to the impact of family and social systems on the development and behavior of abused and neglected children.

CHAD 503 Current Social Issues in Child Advocacy
This course will focus on current social issues in the field of child advocacy.  Poverty, drug abuse, illnesses, and violence will be explored.  Strategies for social change will be highlighted and discussed. 

CHAD 504 Children and Justice
This course will provide students with a multi-system view of children’s rights and the justice system.  Advocacy protocols and practice will be examined.  Confidentiality, expert testimony and child abuse reporting laws will be studied.

CHAD 505 Forensic Interviewing of Children
This course will provide students with an understanding of various theoretical and applied models for interviewing children who may have been abused.  Recent research on the communication process and the significance of integrating age-appropriate interviewing strategies and child development will be explored.  Appropriate models for interviewing children from diverse backgrounds will be presented.