Child Advocacy and Policy Certificate Program - Undergraduate - 2015 University Catalog


CHILD ADVOCACY AND POLICY CERTIFICATE

Complete the following 5 courses for a total of 15 semester hours, with a minimum GPA of 2.00:

CHAD 100 Introduction to Child Advocacy (3 hours lecture) 3
CHAD 210 Child Abuse and Neglect (3 hours lecture) 3
CHAD 212 Children and Justice (3 hours lecture) 3
CHAD 300 Forensic Interviewing of Children (3 hours lecture) 3
CHAD 340 Current Social Issues in Child Advocacy (3 hours lecture) 3

Course Descriptions:

CHAD100: Introduction to Child Advocacy (3 hours lecture)

This course provides students with an overview of the field of child advocacy. The role of the child advocate is explored in a myriad of professional settings. Ethical, legal and professional responsibilities are discussed. 3 sh.

CHAD210: Child Abuse and Neglect (3 hours lecture)

This course will provide students with an understanding of the concepts of child abuse and neglect, utilizing social science theory and research. Causes and consequences of child abuse and neglect will be explored, and multidisciplinary approaches to intervention and prevention will be addressed. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100 or CHAD 100.

CHAD212: Children and Justice (3 hours lecture)

This course provides a multi-systemic view of child welfare issues. It reviews and discusses children's rights from a systems perspective. Societal issues of poverty, violence and isolation within a historical context are explored. The course explores and discusses advocacy protocols and practice. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100 or CHAD 100.

CHAD300: Forensic Interviewing of Children (3 hours lecture)

This course provides an investigation and analysis of the process and nature of different forms of interviewing techniques. It explores intra-personal and inter-personal aspects of the communication process. A framework for interviewing individuals of diverse backgrounds is examined. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHAD 200 or CHAD 202 or CHAD 210 or CHAD 212.

CHAD340: Current Social Issues in Child Advocacy (3 hours lecture)

This course reviews and discusses selected problems of social disorganization. It takes a multi-disciplinary approach in examining family problems related to poverty, drug abuse and violence. Causation of delinquency and the fragmentation of the family system are examined. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHAD 200 or CHAD 202 or CHAD 210 or CHAD 212.