Child Welfare Certificate
The KU School of Social Welfare’s Certificate in Child Welfare provides seniors in the BSW Program with specialized knowledge and skills to prepare them for a career in child welfare.
The Certificate in Child Welfare offers specialized training in social work practice with children and families who are involved with the child welfare system and provides a child welfare practicum as part of the experience.
What are the requirements for the Certificate in Child Welfare?
SW 601 Practicum - Practicum must be with an agency that is working with children and families as part of the child welfare system (5 credit hours each semester)**
SW 610 Multilevel Engagement and Assessment in Social Work Practice (3 credit hours)
SW 612 Multilevel Intervention and Evaluation in Social Work Practice (3 credit hours)
SW 634 Child Welfare - Protecting Children, Strengthening Families (1.5 credit hours)
One of the following additional mini-courses: (1.5 credit hours)
- SW 635 Gender and Sexual Diversity
- SW 637 Criminal Justice System: Abolish or Reform
- SW 638 Responding to Suicide and Self-Harm
ABSC 160 Introduction to Child Behavior and Development (3 credit hours)
PSYC 104 General Psychology
** Practicum provisions
- Practicums in the child welfare system are limited and will be prioritized for students pursuing the Certificate in Child Welfare
- Practicums that meet the criteria for the Certificate will be assigned as opposed to selected by the student
- As with any other practicum, students must successfully interview with the assigned agency
- Students are required to attend a meeting with the Practicum Education Office for resume and interview preparation
- The Practicum Education Office will work to accommodate requests and match students to a practicum that meets their career goals
How do I apply for the Certificate in Child Welfare?
- Contact email@example.com in the Spring Semester of your BSW Junior year.