FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work

Florida International University - Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work
Florida International University - Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work
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Certificate in Child Welfare Practice

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The Certificate in Child Welfare Practice provides BSSW students with the specialized skills, knowledge, and practice competencies in order to carry out services for the care and protection of children. Students will be prepared to meet the critical service needs of Florida's children and families.

  1. Students will receive the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively assess and intervene with vulnerable children and families.
  2. Students will receive direct practice experience with an agency in the child welfare field.
  3. Students will receive a Certificate in Child Welfare Practice (Application required).

Program Requirements

  • Students eligible for this program must be fully admitted into the Social Work BSSW program.
  • Student must complete required application
  • Student must inform the Field Office of participation in Child Welfare Certificate      

Required Courses

  • SOW 4654 Child Welfare Practice: Assessment and Planning
  • SOW 4658 Mental Health Services for Children & Adolescents in Child Welfare
  • Two consecutive field internships in a child welfare agency. Students must inform Field Office of participation in child welfare certificate. 

To Apply*

  1. Complete certificate application and return to student services coordinator for signature
  2. Provide signed application to registrar’s office for processing

 *Applications must be received by registrar’s office to be noted as a sub-plan on your transcript. 

CONTACT US

School of Social Work

Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work
Florida International University
Modesto A. Maidique Campus, AHC5 576
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199

Phone: 305-348-5880
Fax: 305-348-5312

Mary Helen Hayden, Ed.D., LCSW, DCSW
Director
 

Jennifer Abeloff, MSW, MS
Associate Director and BSSW Coordinator
Phone: 305-348-1627
Email: abeloffj@fiu.edu