Child Advocacy Studies Certificate Student
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Undergraduate Certificate in Child Advocacy Studies

Be the Voice for a Child in Need through Child Advocacy

Wilmington University’s Child Advocacy certificate is a program vital for anyone working with children: teachers, nurses, medical personnel, caseworkers, clergy, or law enforcement. But it extends beyond those professionals. You’ll build skills that can give you greater opportunities, because everyone who has or knows any child can benefit from this program. Our goal? To equip you with the knowledge to become an effective advocate in the fight to eliminate child abuse.

Learn from leaders in the child advocacy field

You’ll learn to recognize the varying forms of child abuse, the reporting requirements and the investigation processes through courses taught by practicing professionals with significant experience in the field, in the hopes of eliminating child abuse. Wilmington University is one of an elite group of academic pioneers offering courses in child abuse recognition and investigation.

Build valuable child advocacy skills to stop child abuse

Develop the skills to recognize symptoms and effects of child maltreatment, identify intervention strategies, and conduct investigative interviews. You’ll also learn how to respond and investigate mistreatment and be prepared to intervene. Two electives will tailor the program to your career goals and interests.

Apply your child advocacy certificate towards numerous degrees

The courses you’ll complete can also be applied towards programs like behavioral sciences, criminal justice, education studies, psychology, and RN to BSN. This permits you to customize your education and add value to your education without adding extra time or cost.

Dual-Credit ADVANTAGE™ Program

Earn this Dual-Credit Certificate and apply the credits to a related WilmU degree program! Dual-Credit ADVANTAGE lets you earn multiple credentials simultaneously — accelerating your education goals and making your credits even more valuable. Learn more about WilmU's Dual-Credit ADVANTAGE™.

Why a WilmU Certificate?

Wilmington University certificate programs teach you the subject-specific knowledge you need to advance in your career or to simply explore a new field. Build skills that can give you greater opportunities in your evolving field today. Many WilmU certificate programs can be completed online or at several of our face-to-face locations!

Professionals Who Would Benefit From This Program

  • Law Enforcement
  • Social Workers
  • Educators
  • Community Health Professionals
  • Behavioral and Mental Health Counselors


Learn More About the Admissions Process
and How Easy It is to Start Your Child Advocacy Studies Certificate.

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