Child Advocacy Studies Minor

Child Advocacy Studies Minor

Program Description

Child advocacy refers to a range of individuals, professionals and advocacy organizations who speak out on the best interests of children. An individual or organization engaging in advocacy typically seeks to protect children’s rights which may be abridged or abused in a number of areas. A child advocate will try to prevent children from being harmed and may try to obtain justice for those who have already been injured in some way. A child advocate may also seek to ensure that children have access to positive influences or services which will benefit their lives such as education, childcare and proper parenting.

This Child Advocacy Studies minor will prepare pre-professionals and practitioners to respond to child maltreatment in an ethical and culturally sensitive manner.

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Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work
Ms. Gina Allen
Auburn University at Montgomery

Program Overview

The course listings below are a representation of what this minor requires. Students may have to take additional courses to fulfill the pre-requisites of the required courses.

Course #Course Name
SOCI 4450 or SOWK 4450Child Welfare/Maltreatment
SOWK 2220History of Social Welfare
SOCI 2250Human Sexuality
SOCI 4300 Sociology of the Family
SOCI 4440 or SOWK 4450 Global Child Advocacy Issues
SOWK 4460Social Work Practice with Teens

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