Children, Youth and Families Area of Emphasis
The well-being of children, youth, and families is central to the mission of social work. This area of emphasis prepares students to work with children, youth and families in a variety of service settings. An area of emphasis in Children Youth and Families requires three relevant courses and an appropriate field placement. MSW students earn an Area of Emphasis in Children Youth and Families which is noted on their transcript. Please note that students in either the Clinical concentration or the MAP concentration can complete this area of emphasis.
Recommended Social Work Courses (select three):
19:910:549 Emerging issues in Child Welfare and Policy Practice
19:910:547 HBSE: Violence and Abuse in Childhood
19:910:529 HBSE: Adolescents at Risk
19:910:513 Clinical Social Work: Adolescents
19:910:518 Clinical Social Work: Children
19:910:519 Clinical Social Work: Families
19:910: 520 Clinical Social Work: School
19:910:534 Child Welfare Management
19:910:550 Play Therapy
**Please note other classes may apply
Field Practice Opportunities
The Office of Field Education works with students with relevant experience and course work to find placement opportunities that provide services to children, youth and families, including but not limited to schools, child welfare agencies, afterschool programs, heath care settings, advocacy organizations, and mental health clinics.