Child Welfare Graduate Certificate

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Child Welfare Graduate Certificate

Program Overview

About the Program

The Child Welfare Graduate Certificate Program is designed to educate individuals interested in improving the quality of life for children and families vulnerable to abuse and neglect. In addition, the certificate will provide additional pathways of preparation for students interested in careers in public child welfare and will aid in increasing valuable resources toward supporting children and families vulnerable to child abuse and neglect.

Who should apply?

  • Individuals interested in improving the quality of life for children and families vulnerable to abuse and neglect
  • Individuals receiving the Title IV-E grant or UP grant
  • Individuals interested in taking graduate courses at UNH with the option of applying credit toward a graduate degree in social work
  • Individuals interested in advancing their career options or in developing a new career focus

Contact Information

Melissa Wells, PhD
Melissa.wells@unh.edu
603-862-0076

Department of Social Work
Pettee Hall, 55 College Road
Durham, NH 03824
Phone: (603) 862-1799
Email: unh.socialwork@unh.edu

Curriculum & Requirements

Certificate Requirements

Students complete four courses for a total of 12 credits.

Select three courses from the following:9
SW 805
Child and Adolescent Risks and Resiliency: Program, Policy and Practice
SW 897
Special Topics in Social Work and Social Welfare (Child Maltreatment and Child Protection)
SW 897
Special Topics in Social Work and Social Welfare (Leadership in Child Welfare)
SW 897
Special Topics in Social Work and Social Welfare (Trauma Informed Child Welfare Practice)
Select one elective course from the following:3
SW 813
School Social Work
SW 814
Introduction to Addiction: Assessment and Intervention
SW 860
Research Methods in Social Work
SW 870
Intimate Partner Violence
SW 974
Social Work Supervision
SW 975
Theory and Practice of Family Therapy
SW 979
Social Work and the Law
Elective courses offered online:
SW 897
Special Topics in Social Work and Social Welfare (Mental Health Aspects of IDD)
SW 897
Special Topics in Social Work and Social Welfare (Social Work and Spirituality)
SW 897
Special Topics in Social Work and Social Welfare (Understanding Youth with Emotional and Behavioral Challenges)
SW 897
Special Topics in Social Work and Social Welfare (Forensic Mental Health)
SW 897
Special Topics in Social Work and Social Welfare (Understanding Suicide: Assessment, Prevention and Intervention)
Total Credits12

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