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Youth Work Credit Certificate for UWM Degree Seeking Students

The Youth Work Certificate is the first interdisciplinary program for the study of the principles of youth work in the United States. The program is available to students in Social Work, Educational Policy and Community Education, Exceptional Education and Educational Studies. It is ideal for students who want to learn more about adolescence and working with youth in a variety of settings, including large and small community based programs, group homes, foster care and residential treatment centers. The focus is on youth who are troubled or at high risk, but much of the learning applies to youth in general and younger children as well.

The two major benefits are that you:
- Gain a greater understanding of and skills for working with youth
- Access opportunities for a fulfilling career in the emerging youth work profession

3 credits - Overview of Child and Youth Care

3 credits - Youth Work Practice

6 credits - Elective Courses in Human Development or Family Work

2-4 credits - Supervised Field Practicum

Students who begin working toward the Certificate early in their coursework usually will be able to fulfill the requirement of their major program without increasing the number of credits needed for graduation.


Youth Development Certificate Program II
Designed for graduates of the Youth Development Certificate Program I and for more experienced and knowledgeable youth workers, this course delves into theory and practice that will improve your effectiveness with youth.
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Images of Thought by Mark Krueger
Mark Krueger's latest book Images of Thought: Presence, Place, Motion, Rhizomes, Lunch, and Noise in Child and Youth Care is a collection of essays, sketches and poems about knowing and writing child and youth care
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Center for the Study of the Workplace
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