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Child Welfare (Minor)

The Child Welfare minor is designed for students interested in better understanding the care and protection of children in today's society.

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  • Minor
  • Bloomsburg
  • Clearfield
  • Lock Haven
  • Mansfield
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The Child Welfare minor introduces students to issues specific to children and families, from developmental, environmental, and social work perspectives. It is an appropriate minor for any student who will be working in roles that involve protecting vulnerable children.

Students interested in the Child Welfare Minor should consult their advisor for information on course requirements. More information will be added to this page when available.

Courses and Curriculum

The following are the Student Learning Outcomes for the Child Welfare Minor.

  1. The curriculum is designed to introduce students to basic knowledge skills and abilities required to work with or recognize issues surrounding vulnerable children and families. 
  2. Learners will be able to describe process of assessment, intervention, and evaluation of practice with vulnerable children and families. 
  3. Learners will be able to explain how professional values and ethics influence the decision-making process in child

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