Upon completion of this program, students should be able to:
• Recognize and explain a particular understanding of the intricacies of the
public child welfare system
• Identify and describe competencies in knowledge, methods, and
applications needed for career and professional development in the field of
• To apply and demonstrate knowledge through field work experience in
settings such as the office of DCP&P, Child Advocacy centers, Residential
Treatment facilities, the Juvenile Justice System, just to name a few.
• To recognize, evaluate, and plan treatment of specific cases of child abuse
and neglect in the field of child advocacy.
• To define, explain, and analyze the family unit culturally and identify the
needs of that family system.
• To compare and contrast different multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary
approaches in child advocacy.
• Access the program to individuals living in the central and southern regions
of New Jersey through a distance learning component.