Child, Youth, and Family Welfare Focus Area

The Child, Youth, and Family Welfare focus area is intended for students with an interest in school social work, child welfare, or advanced generalist social work practice with children, youth, and families in other contexts and systems (e.g., juvenile justice, community-based services). The focus area exposes students to the policies and practice philosophies of multiple service systems, the ways in which these varied systems intersect, and models of coordinated service delivery for families involved in multiple systems. Students are exposed to innovative prevention and intervention strategies designed to reduce risk and promote resilience in children, youth, and families from diverse backgrounds and family structures.



Focus Area Chair: Ellen Smith, MSSW


Required and Elective Child, Youth, and Family Welfare Focus Area Courses:

1. Advanced Practice

2. Policies and Services (Take One Course):

3. Focus Area Relevant Elective Courses:

4. Macro Practice:

5. Field Unit Options:

Alternatives with Focus Area Chair Consent:


Child, Youth, and Family Welfare Faculty

Field Faculty

Classroom Faculty



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