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Child and Family Studies

The Child and Family Studies concentration provides advanced professional graduate education intended to prepare students to become skilled at providing assessment, consultation, instruction, advocacy and counseling for children and their families.

Our graduates are employed in a variety of settings that provide counseling and other direct services to individuals in treatment centers, counseling agencies, state agencies, and other public and private human services facilities.

Concentration Requirements (20 hours):

  • HMS 521 Advanced Interviewing and Intervention (4 hours)
  • HMS 525 Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (4 hours)
  • HMS 533 Child Abuse and Neglect (4 hours)
  • HMS 537 Treating Children from Diverse Populations (4 hours)
  • HMS 567 Family Dynamics and Intervention (4 hours)

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University of Illinois Springfield
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Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407



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