An admissions moratorium is currently in effect for this program.
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.
The Child Welfare Graduate Certificate requires 12 credits.
|SW 5755||Introduction to Child Welfare||3|
|SW 6100||Child Welfare and Social Systems: Context for Case Management Practice||3|
|SW 7700||Trauma-Informed Child Welfare Practice||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Youth, Delinquency, and Juvenile Justice|
|Effects of Drugs and Alcohol on Physical and Social Functioning|
|Violence Prevention and Intervention|
|Dynamics and Intervention in Family Violence|
|Psychosocial Assessment of Children and Youth|
|Social Services in the Schools|
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.