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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Graduate Certificate in Child Welfare

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The Graduate Certificate in Child Welfare Practice provides MSW students with advanced clinical training in child protection and child welfare services. Students will be prepared to work with neglected and abused children, their families, and the social services organizations that serve them.

  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

  1. Students eligible for this program must be fully admitted into the Social Work MSW program.
  2. Student must complete required application.
  3. Student must inform the Office of Field Education of participation in the Graduate Child Welfare Certificate.      

Required Courses

  1. SOW 5240 – Advanced Interventions in Child Maltreatment (3)
  2. SOW 5241 – Advanced Child Welfare Policy and Practice (3)
  3. Two consecutive field internships in a child welfare agency (SOW 6533 and SOW 6534 – 9 credits total). Students must inform the Office of Field Education of participation in the child welfare certificate.
  4. SOW 6425 – Clinical Assessment and Intervention Planning (3)

Students must apply for the certificate by filling out the form below, getting the signature of the Director of the School of Social Work, and then submit the application and fee to the Graduation Admissions Office.

Certificate Application Form

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., L.C.S.W., D.C.S.W.
Director
 

Jennifer Abeloff, M.S.W., M.S.
Associate Director and B.S.S.W. Coordinator
Phone: 305-348-1627
Email: abeloffj@fiu.edu