Northeastern’s Child Advocacy Studies (CAST) Minor Program has been created to provide students with knowledge and skills to deliver high-quality services to infants, children, and youth. The program’s goal is to prepare students to work effectively within various systems and institutions that respond to children’s concerns. The CAST program includes a focus on immigrants and displaced children, and teaches resiliency-building strategies for working with at-risk youth. The CAST faculty and staff celebrate collaborative relationships with community-based providers that directly serve and advocate for children and youth within the context of their ecosystems.
Why Child Advocacy Studies?
Child neglect and abuse are at very high levels in American society, beyond the ability to be solved using only a criminal justice approach. In order to end the injustices that children suffer, we must use a variety of different interventions. This minor will introduce you to all of these approaches, and thus prepare you with the necessary knowledge and skills to combat this national epidemic.
Take a closer look at the minor in Child Advocacy Studies and the courses offered in the program.
If you are interested in the program or have questions, please contact Justice Studies.
Northeastern Illinois University is home to students from all corners of the world and is one of the most ethnically diverse universities in the nation. Our small class sizes, flexible schedules and dedicated faculty can help you succeed in your studies.
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