Work Settings

Many Children, Youth and Families students pursue licensure after they graduate. Some students become child protective services case workers, school guidance counselors, foster care therapists, adoption specialists, family counselors, child and family therapists or correctional probation officers.

Potential Work Settings in Children, Youth and Families
What types of work settings are possible as part of Children, Youth and Families? Lawrence Palinkas, chair of the department, explains.


Potential work settings include:

  • Adoption Agencies
  • Community-based Organization
  • Diversion, Day Treatment and Re-Entry Services for Delinquent Youth
  • Foster Care Services
  • Health and Mental Health Clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Juvenile Courts
  • Nonprofit Agencies Providing Prevention, Early Intervention and Positive Youth Development Services
  • Public Child Welfare Agencies
  • Residential Care Facilities
  • School Settings