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Minor in Child Advocacy Studies

The Child Advocacy Studies (CAST) minor is an interdisciplinary minor that provides comprehensive training to students who plan to work in a variety of areas serving children. The goal is to provide more comprehensive undergraduate training in the following:

  • CAST GraphicUnderstand healthy child development
  • Understand factors that lead to child maltreatment
  • Understand the responses to maltreatment, to work more effectively within various systems and institutions that respond to these incidents.
  • Recognize child abuse and make high quality child abuse reports
  • Receive training in best practices with victims

Minor in Child Advocacy Studies degree requirements

For more information on Child Advocacy Studies at USC Upstate, visit our webpage.

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