Whether you work in child welfare or another field where you’ll interact with children and families, this comprehensive certificate program adds value to your career preparation. The curriculum is designed to increase understanding of human diversity and family dynamics, as well as how factors like poverty and substance abuse can play a role in abuse and neglect.
Open to IU Indianapolis undergraduates in any major, the program is relevant to students pursuing a career in social work, but also to those in nursing, education, psychology, sociology and other fields.
The Certificate in Child Abuse and Neglect requires students to have a grounding in basic theory about human diversity, growth, and development across the life cycle, basic knowledge of the development of public and private social services and specific content on child abuse and neglect and family dynamics. A minimum of 21 credit hours are required (24 for non-BSW) for the certificate, of which 12 credit hours must be from social work courses.Students are expected to participate in the service learning component of S180 and/or S201 to maximize their learning during coursework. Once Admitted, Requirements
The Child Abuse and Neglect Certificate student will need to maintain a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
The Child Abuse and Neglect Certificate student must have at least a “C” in core certificate courses.
Applicant needs to have a minimum of 26 credit hours to be considered for admission
Currently pursuing of an undergraduate degree or completion of an undergraduate degree
A minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
If you do not have 26 hours completed or a GPA of 2.5, please do not allow this to stop you from applying. However, it does mean that you must include Petition for Exceptional Consideration with your application.