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University Catalog 2020-2021 
University Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Undergraduate Certificate in Child Maltreatment and Family Violence

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The College of Health and Human Services offers an interdisciplinary credit certificate program designed to provide individuals in health and human service disciplines or other related fields with expanded knowledge and formalized education, multidisciplinary training, and field experience in child abuse and domestic violence. Course work includes theoretical, conceptual, and practical experiences leading to a multidisciplinary view of the relevant issues, processes, and systems involved. The goal of the program is to prepare individuals to better serve the needs of abused children and violent families and to qualify for career positions for which multidisciplinary training is essential.

Admission to the program requires upper division standing, formal application to the college, a screening interview with the program director covering the applicant’s prior academic work, and approval of the individual student program. The program requires 15 units of upper division course work including 9 units of required core courses, 3 units of electives, and 3 units of field experience. Students must earn a minimum C grade point average to qualify for the certificate. Refer to Undergraduate Studies: General Information    for general regulations governing all certificate programs.

Requirements for the Certificate (15 units)

Required Courses (9 units)

CHDV 4120 Issues in Child Abuse, Interpersonal Violence (3)  
COMD 3190 Communicating with Abused Children and Violent Families (3)  
SW 4560 Multidisciplinary Teams, Child Maltreatment, and Family Violence (3)  

Field Experience (minimum 3 units)

Select from the following:
HHS 4950 Field Work in Health and Human Services (1-3)  
SW 4951 Integrative Field Practicum I (3)  

Electives (minimum 3 units)

Select at least 3 units from the following with adviser approval:

CHDV 4700 The Family and the Law (3)  
COMD 4575 Victimology in Child Abuse and Family Violence (3)  
COUN 4600 Laws Relating to the Child and Family (3)  
CRIM 3090 Juvenile Justice (3)  
CRIM 4020 Substance Use and Crime (3)  
CRIM 4700 Women and Crime (3)  
NURS 4700 Community/Public Health Nursing (3)  

NURS 3550 Violence and Maltreatment in Family and Intimate Relationships (3)  also listed as
SW 3550 Violence and Maltreatment in Family and Intimate Relationships (3)  

PH 4220 Vulnerable Populations (3)  
PH 4230 Sexuality and Sexual Health (3)  

PSY 4030 Child Maltreatment and Domestic Violence (3)   also listed as
COUN 4030 Child Maltreatment and Domestic Violence (3)  

PSY 4120 Psychology of Human Development: Infancy and Childhood (3)  
PSY 4130 Psychology of Human Development: Adolescence and Young Adulthood (3)  
PSY 4260 Family Therapy Dynamics and Perspectives (3)  
PSY 4640 Psychology and the Law (3)  
SOC 3830 Violence and Society (3)  
SOC 4210 Social Sources of Human Sexuality (3)  
SOC 4400 Partnership, Marriage, and Families (3)  
SOC 4430 Social Policy, Inequity and Non-Traditional Families (3)  
SOC 4850 Domestic Violence (3)  
SW 3761 Child Welfare (3)  


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