Welfare and Justice for Children and Youth Minor

Offered by: Welfare and Justice for Children and Youth Council
Council: Jessica Dutille, Stephanie Halter, Kristina Lind, Kelly Swindlehurst, Marianne True

The Welfare and Justice for Children and Youth certificate provides students the opportunity to develop and be credentialed for additional professional skills for working with youth across multiple systems. Increasing knowledge of children and youth’s development, especially brain development and the impact of trauma on development, a growing focus on crossover youth and the growing use of a balance and restorative approaches across many social institutions (e.g., schools, court diversion, prevention/intervention/diversion programs and institutional/correctional settings) has left many agencies that serve children and youth challenged to hire qualified individuals. To make a difference in the lives of some of the most at-risk children and youth in our society today, agencies need effective and qualified staff equipped with the necessary skills to effectively engage and support this unique population.

Course Title Credits
Minor Requirements
CJ/SO 3085Juvenile Delinquency4
CJ 3600Restorative Justice Practice with Youth4
CJ 3720Topics in Criminal Justice4
SW 2300Case Management and Advocacy3
SW 3150Child Maltreatment3
Complete two courses from the following:5-6
Human Communication and Conflict
Child and Youth Health and Development in Context (WECO)
Mentoring & Empowering Youth
Children and Youth with Disabilities
Child Welfare and Family Services (DICO)
Diversity and Oppression
Total Credits23-24