Online Certificate in Child Advocacy Studies
UW-Platteville’s certificate in Child Advocacy Studies (CAST) program serves the needs of professionals like victim witness workers, lawyers, school social workers, and treatment providers interested in working with maltreated or at-risk children.
The program consists of three courses that prepare students for the realities of child protection and advocacy. UW-Platteville’s CAST certificate program also adheres to the standards laid out by the National Child Protection Training Center (NCPTC), which is funded by the U.S. Department of Justice.
Course faculty are accomplished leaders in child advocacy who conduct cutting-edge, ongoing research and bring practical expertise to the program’s materials. Our instructors have helped shape the certificate to provide a unique blend of psychological and sociological perspectives, closely examining both the process of assisting individual victims, and the broader civil effort to end child abuse.
While the certificate is a separate credential, the nine credit hours required to earn the certificate may be applied towards UW-Platteville’s online Master of Science in Criminal Justice.
Required Courses (3 Credit Hours Each):
- Perspectives on Child Maltreatment and Child Advocacy
- Internship in Criminal Justice or Independent Study in Criminal Justice
For more information about our curriculum, read our detailed course descriptions.
To request more information about UW-Platteville’s online Certificate in Child Advocacy Studies, fill out the form below and download our free brochure.
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