Childhood Advocacy Studies

CAS 301 PERSPECTIVES ON CHILD ABUSE AND ADVOCACY

3, 3/0

Prerequisites: Junior or senior status; PSY 101 or CRJ 101 or SWK 220 or EXE 100 or Instructor permission. Introduction to child advocacy studies from a variety of diverse, professional perspectives. History, responses to child maltreatment, skills necessary to successfully conduct child advocacy, and other issues pertaining to child maltreatment and advocacy. Designed for students majoring in criminal justice, education, social work, sociology, psychology, or other areas where knowledge of child maltreatment and advocacy might be beneficial. Offered every fall.

Equivalent Course: PSY 301

CAS 302 GLOBAL CHILD ADVOCACY ISSUES

3, 3/0

Prerequisites: CAS 301 or PSY 301. Issues related to the lives of children in countries around the globe and immigrant and refugee children locally. Multidisciplinary approaches to advocacy with these populations. Designed for students majoring in criminal justice, education, psychology, social work, sociology, or other areas where knowledge of child maltreatment and advocacy might be beneficial. Required for Child Advocacy Studies certificate program. Offered every Spring.

CAS 401 PROFESSIONAL AND SYSTEMIC APPROACHES OT CHILD ABUSE AND MALTREATMENT

3, 3/0

Prerequisites: CAS 301 or PSY 301, Junior/Senior standing. Child abuse and maltreatment including knowledge and skills identifying, investigating and prosecuting child abuse. Systems involved in responding to child abuse/maltreatment. Child witnesses, civil and criminal child protection cases. Offered every Spring.