Child Welfare (Graduate Certificate)

The Child Welfare Graduate Certificate is designed to provide current specialized knowledge and best practices for child welfare social work practice in the Detroit metropolitan and state of Michigan practice arenas. Historically, professional social workers have worked with families and children impacted by social injustice and adverse economic situations. The curriculum is designed to provide best and competent practices in situations where families and children encounter child maltreatment, often with compounding issues of poverty, racism, substance abuse, domestic violence and other experiences of trauma.

Admission Requirements

Child Welfare Graduate Certificate follows the admissions procedures and policies for the Graduate School and the School of Social Work.

The Child Welfare Graduate Certificate requires 12 credits.

SW 5755Introduction to Child Welfare3
SW 6100Child Welfare and Social Systems: Context for Case Management Practice3
SW 7700Trauma-Informed Child Welfare Practice3
Select one of the following:3
Youth, Delinquency, and Juvenile Justice
Effects of Drugs and Alcohol on Physical and Social Functioning

All coursework must be completed in accordance with the academic procedures of the School of Social Work and the Graduate School governing graduate scholarship and degrees, respectively.