Almost half of the children under six years of age in the United States live in poor or low-income families according to the National Center for Children in Poverty. This devastating statistic signifies the increased need for programs and resources that help these “at risk” children and youths overcome overwhelming adversity.
In this 12-hour graduate certificate program, students will gain valuable knowledge and skills that can be applied to their professional work, including: promoting the psychological well-being of “at risk” children and youths, making evidence-based decisions regarding effective interventions and practices, and working with individuals and groups within the community to create lasting positive change for these children and families.
Successful completion of this program will enable graduates to promote the adoption of common protective factors among “at risk” youths such as high-quality relationships with parents and other caring adults, and high intelligence and social-emotional skills that will help break the cycle of poverty and abuse.
Make a difference in the lives of children across the United States and apply today.