Child & Youth Care Practitioner Certificate

The following requirements are effective for students admitted on or after Fall 2017:

UMA Certificate Requirements

  • Minimum 50% of the required courses taken through UMA
  • Minimum 2.00 G.P.A. in the Certificate

Prerequisites (12 credit hours)

  • COM 102 Interpersonal Communications (3)
  • HUS 101 Introduction to Human Services (3)
  • PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology (3)
  • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (3)

Certificate Requirements (18 credit hours)

  • HUS 212 Case Management (3) prerequisite: HUS 101
  • HUS 220 Child Mental Health (3) prerequisite: PSY 100
  • HUS 221 Adolescent Mental Health (3) prerequisite: HUS 220 or permission of instructor
  • HUS 232 Crisis Counseling (3) prerequisite: PSY 100 or permission of instructor
  • PSY 308 Human Development (3) prerequisite: PSY 100
  • Complete one of the following courses (3):
    • JUS 307 Violence in the Family prerequisite: JUS 103
    • HUS 233 Sexual Abuse & Trauma prerequisite: HUS 101 or PSY 100
    • HUS/SSC 318 Adolescence, Substance Abuse & Criminality prerequisite: any introductory social science, human service or criminal justice studies course
    • PSY 345 Problems & Interventions in Childhood prerequisite: PSY 302 or 308

 

Advising Notes

This certificate program is offered state-wide at over 100 sites and centers, as well as The University of Maine at Augusta and Bangor campuses. The Child & Youth Care Practitioner Program will elevate the professional aspirations of persons who provide direct services to youth in group homes, residential treatment shelters, juvenile corrections, foster care, early childhood education and community outreach support programs. This program serves as the focal point for a statewide Child & Youth Care Certification model.

This program resides under the College of Professional Studies

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