Child Advocacy Studies Minor

The CAST (Child Advocacy Studies) minor was created as a collaborative approach to training and educating front line professionals and the next generation of child welfare practitioners. The core UIS CAST courses are certified by the ZERO Abuse Project and UIS Cast students are eligible for a certificate as proof of their knowledge, skills and abilities in child maltreatment prevention and intervention.  Upon completion for the 15-hour minor, students are eligible to receive credit for both the minor at UIS as well as the certificate awarded externally. Students may complete the CAST minor on-campus or fully online.

Required Courses
PAD 481Perspectives on Child Maltreatment and Advocacy3
PAD 482Global Child Advocacy Studies3
Childhood Trauma: Risk and Resiliency
PAD 483The System's Response to Child Maltreatment3
PAD 486Child Advocacy Studies Capstone3
One of the following3
ECCE: Internship Applied Learning
ECCE: Project Applied Learning
or and PAD 300 or PAD 400 Elective
Total Hours15