Child Welfare Practice, Graduate Certificate

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Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
Credit Hours
College of
Social Work

The online graduate certificate in Child Welfare Practice provides you with the knowledge and skills to practice in the fields of child welfare and children’s mental health. You'll receive instruction in multidimensional assessment and interviewing techniques, intervention and referral planning processes, historical and current child welfare practice and policy, the psychological impact of childhood trauma, and resilience-based interventions for children and families.

If you have child welfare practice experience and would like to enhance your skills by completing coursework in the field, the college offers a Child Welfare Practice Certificate for Professionals. You are eligible to enroll in the required courses as a non-degree-seeking or special student.


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University Accreditation: Florida State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, educational specialist, and doctoral degrees. Florida State University also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels.

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