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 life span development, child maltreatment, issues related to dysfunction within the family crisis response, and worker self-care.

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Approximate Program Cost

Tuition & Fees: $2,890
Books & Supplies: $110

Financial Aid

Not Available


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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.

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

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


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


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


The Youth & Family Certificate is a 18 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

Issues In Child Maltreatment 3.00
Introduction To Gerontology 3.00
Family Systems 3.00
Developmental Psychology 3.00
Human Sexuality 3.00
Crisis Intervention And Stress Management 3.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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