Joan Giovannini, 413.552.2551, firstname.lastname@example.org
Child and Family Studies is an exciting interdisciplinary major that prepares students to make positive impacts in the fields of child and family advocacy, family services, youth development, early intervention, human services, social work, and nonprofit leadership.
When you complete this degree, you can either enter the workforce directly or transfer into a Bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Studies.
Our courses emphasize culturally sustaining practices and pedagogy, with a focus on diversity, inclusion, and social justice for children, adolescents, families, schools, and communities.
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
- identify typical and atypical educational and developmental needs of children
- recognize risk factors for children and families and research appropriate preventions/interventions
- examine their attitudes, beliefs, behaviors and skills to work effectively with children and families
- research current events and topics that impact children and families
- discover and assess community programs and resources for children and families
- explore career fields that relate to working with children and families