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Fall 2023 Deadline: Full-Time - April 3

Children, Youth and Families

Children, Youth and Families

Specialization in Children, Youth and Families
An overview of what to expect when pursuing a Master of Social Work (MSW) with
a specialization in Children, Youth and Families.

Students who specialize in Children, Youth and Families are prepared to support children, adolescents and transitional age youth within agencies, institutions, communities, families and other social and organizational contexts.

This specialization is for students who want to become licensed clinical social workers helping children, adolescents and transitional age youth with issues pertaining to social welfare, safety, early childhood education, childhood development, juvenile justice and mental health, among other areas.

Whether you are interested in helping victims of abuse, children in foster care or children in school settings, this department will train you in new, evidence-based practices that will prepare you to support the welfare and development of children and implement effective intervention strategies when needed.

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The social work profession has a 19% growth rate that is faster than the average for all occupations. Learn more.

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