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Child and Family Advocacy Certificate (Post Secondary)

This certificate program provides students the opportunity to obtain a better understanding of the advocacy needs of children and families and to learn the necessary skills to be an effective advocate in a human service or legal setting. This certificate is grounded in the premise that a holistic approach to family advocacy is integral to serving client needs in a social service setting.

Students must satisfy the prerequisites of each course in the program. A minimum of 12 hours of the certificate's curriculum must be completed at Kent State University.

Course    Title    Credits    
HDFS    24011    Interpersonal Relations in Families    3   
HST    21002    Client Advocacy and Case Management in Human Service Organizations    3   
JUS    12000    Introduction to Justice Studies    3   
Choose from the following:    3   
ECON    12060    Personal Finance (3)     
HDFS    25512     Management of Family Resources (3)     
Choose from the following:    1-2   
HDFS    14027     Introduction to Human Development and Family Studies (2)     
HST    11000     Introduction to Human Servcices (1)     
Choose from the following:    2-3   
HED    34060     Small Group Processes (3)     
HST    11001    Group Process in Human Services Technology (2)     
Choose from the following:    3   
HDFS    44021    Family Intervention Across the Lifespan (3)      
HST    21001    Assessment of Client Needs (3)      
Choose from the following:    3   
SOC    22778    Social Problems (3)      
32210    Researching Society (3)      
32560    Sociology of Families (3)     
TOTAL    21-23   

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