Program Description

The Youth and Family Certificate is intended to give human service professionals a core function of classes centered on children, their families and their environments. This certificate is intended for those who wish to work or are working with families. Learners will increase their knowledge of child development, issues related to family violence, juvenile delinquency and marital roles.

Financial Aid

Not Available

Available

100% Online

Availability

Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

100%
at Wausau
100%
at Antigo
100%
at Medford
100%
at Phillips
100%
at Spencer
100%
at Wittenberg
100%
at Online

* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.

Outcomes

Graduates will be able to…

  • Understand cognitive, emotional and behavioral patterns across the lifespan
  • Recognize indicators of inter-personal violence (IPV)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of developmental stages

Careers

Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

  • Supervised Visitation Worker
  • Home Visiter
  • Behavior Technician
  • Developmental Disability Aide
  • Parent / Child Interaction Worker
  • Youth Worker

Courses

The Youth and Family Certificate is a 17 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

HUMAN SEXUALITY 3.00
ISSUES IN CHILD MALTREATMENT 3.00
CRISIS INTERVENTION AND STRESS MANAGEMENT 3.00
INTRODUCTION TO GERONTOLOGY 3.00
SUBSTANCE USE & FAMILY SYSTEMS 1.00
DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY 3.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Admissions Process

Our application process takes just a few minutes to complete, but we want to make sure you have the things you’ll need on hand to complete the application. We’re here to help if you have any questions while submitting your application.

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What’s Next?

We’ll review your application and let you know if we need anything else. If you’re all set, your acceptance letter will be mailed to you.