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. UIS Cast students are eligible for a certificate as proof of their knowledge, skills and abilities in child maltreatment prevention and intervention. Upon completing the 15-hour minor, students can receive credit for the minor at UIS and the certificate awarded externally. Students may complete the CAST minor on-campus or entirely online.


Required Courses
PAD 481Perspectives on Child Maltreatment and Advocacy3
PAD 482Global Child Advocacy Studies3
or PAD 484 Childhood Trauma: Risk and Resiliency
PAD 483The System's Response to Child Maltreatment3
PAD 486Child Advocacy Studies Capstone3
One of the following 13
ECCE: Internship Applied Learning
ECCE: Project Applied Learning
Total Hours15

Student can take either IPL 300 or IPL 301 or any PAD 300/400 elective