This program will prepare students to
advocate for the rights of children by
entering the workforce with an A.A. degree.
Students in the program learn about
vulnerable conditions that have negative
consequences on children and adolescents
such as disease, substance abuse, domestic
violence, and child abuse and neglect.
This multidisciplinary approach will offer
students with a distinctive educational
perspective with which to navigate the
intricacies of the public child welfare
system and beyond.
- 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 child advocacy.
- To apply and demonstrate knowledge through fieldwork 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.
Students can download the Program Guide listed above to view a semester-by-semester breakdown of the required classes and electives for this program.
The RCSJ Catalog provides class descriptions.
The Course Registration Info site shows important information for each semester such as deadlines, dates, and guides.
For a complete list of when important College dates occur, students can view and download the Academic Calendar.