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GSSWGraduate School of Social Work

Child Welfare

The Child Welfare concentration prepares social workers for work with children and families served in public and private child welfare agencies. Most of these children and families have experienced child maltreatment. Many of these families are also experiencing poverty, domestic violence, mental illness and substance abuse.

Intervention is focused on building upon individual and family strengths, preventing and alleviating the consequences of child maltreatment, and promoting the safety, permanence and well-being of children who have suffered, or are at risk of, child maltreatment.

Current students can find additional curriculum information on the GSSW Student Resource Portfolio page.