CAST Certificate Program Curriculum
Choose 3 courses from the following:
- HS 301. Foundations of Child Maltreatment and Advocacy (3).
- HS 401. Professional and System Responses (3).
- HS 402. Responding to the Survivor (3).
- ED 535. The Trauma Informed Professional (3).
- CF 385. Stress, Violence, Trauma, and Families (3).
HS 301. Foundations of Child Maltreatment and Advocacy
Introduction to issues pertaining to child maltreatment and advocacy. Emphasis on legal framework, cultural perspectives, and social system responses.
HS 401. Professional and System Responses
Systems approach to professional responsiveness to allegations of child maltreatment. Emphasis on child crime identification, investigation, and prosecution.
HS 402. Responding to the Survivor
A multidisciplinary perspective to child maltreatment prevention, advocacy, and treatment. Emphasis on developing greater competencies in professional intervention strategies.
ED 535. The Trauma Informed Professional
Developing trauma knowledgeable professionals to foster resiliency building practices in children impacted by trauma.
CF 385. Stress, Violence, Trauma, and Families
An overview of the causes, signs, adaptations and impact of stress, violence and trauma on the family. Theoretical models application. Prerequisite: CF 209.
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