Minor in Child Advocacy Studies

The Child Advocacy Studies (CAST) minor focuses on experiential, interdisciplinary, ethical and culturally sensitive content that will provide you with the knowledge base needed for working with children and responding to child maltreatment. 

This minor program focuses on developing your understanding of the numerous factors that lead to child maltreatment and of existing responses to incidents of child maltreatment. Your focus will prepare you to work more effectively within systems and institutions that respond to these crucial incidents. 
You will learn about the various interdisciplinary responses to child maltreatment and develop a multidisciplinary understanding of the most effective responses and solutions for addressing these concerns.

Want to learn more about the purpose of the CAST Minor?

Advocacy Studies (CAST) | Zero Abuse Project. The Child Advocacy Studies (CAST) Minor started at Winona State University in Winona, Minn. The curriculum brings the vision of Zero Abuse Project to reality by providing you with real-world experience in a classroom setting.


KSU Child Advocacy Studies students in the classroom

Program Snapshot

Required Courses: (12 credit hours)

  • HS 3950: Perspectives on Child Maltreatment and Child Advocacy
  • HS 3960: Professional and System Responses to Maltreatment
  • HS 4950: Advanced Internship for Human Services Professionals

CAST Electives (3 Credit Hours)
Select one of the following:

  • HS 3900: Dynamics of Family Violence
  • HS 3970: Global Child Advocacy
  • HS 4600: Working with Children and Youth
  • IPE 4413: Interprofessional Care and Collaboration
  • CRJU 4430: Victimology
  • PSYC 3340: The Psychology of Family Interaction: A Developmental Perspective
  • PSYC 4460: Child Psychopathology

Total Number of Credit Hours: 15


Department of Social Work and Human Services 

Kennesaw State University
Department of Social Work and Human Services 
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