Child and Family

Designed for students interested in careers as child and family social workers, this specialization prepares students to promote the overall well-being of children and families in school settings, child protective services, hospitals, and community-based mental health centers. Students prepare to engage with children, adolescents, and family systems coping with addiction, mental illness, attachment-related problems, and trauma.

Students learn about the impacts of attachment and trauma on development, functioning, and interpersonal relationships. They also study different clinical approaches applicable to children, adolescents, and families struggling with various issues across numerous contexts.

To learn more about SocialWork@Simmons courses of study, contact an Admissions Counselor at 1-855-523-SSSW (7779).