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A Call to Work with Children and Families: A New Concentration

Students interested in working with children or families might obtain a B.S. in Psychology with a new concentration in Children and Families. The program provides the opportunity to focus elective credits on courses that help prepare professionals for this rewarding field. For example, students will identify the roles commonly played by family members and assess the impact of these roles using strength-based, global, and diversity perspectives. They will also examine models for helping and empowering families, how we influence our environment, and how it impacts us. 

Potential employment areas include youth development, foster care, adoption, child care, marriage and family enrichment, and areas encompassing family science enrichment, family science research, family life education, and family intervention.

For more information, contact Dr. Kelly Cheeseman, regional chair of Psychology and Organizational Dynamics, at kelly.a.cheeseman@wilmu.edu

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