Preparing Leaders in Child Advocacy and Welfare

November 3, 2017 - Less than a minute read

To be an effective advocate for children and families, students must understand that context matters and be committed to team-based, inter-professional advocacy. This project will create a multidisciplinary child advocacy certificate program that will teach students—among them future social workers, pediatricians, lawyers, nurses, and teachers—the role of education, health care, and legal systems in the lives of their clients. It will also highlight the importance of understanding the impact of trauma, mental health, and child and adolescent development on care. The project will also provide a template for creating other cross-school certificates at the University in the future.