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. They may also pursue careers as social work practitioners who work with children and families.

Through coursework and field placements, students gain skills in collaboration, assessment, child and family therapy, school-based social work, family and systems work, and community interventions. Students learn to identify risk and vulnerability factors, as well as leverage protective factors available within individuals, families, schools, and communities to provide their clients with the resources required to overcome obstacles, such as stress, poverty, and/or oppression.

Students further their skills and interests by making disciplined and focused choices about their advanced clinical courses.

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