This specialization is available only to currently enrolled MSW students. Social work
practice with children and youth is among the largest of the professional fields of
social work. Children are an especially vulnerable population, and their well-being
and protection are among the highest social priorities.
This specialization is available only to currently enrolled MSW students. The National Institute on Aging
estimates the need for 70,000 social workers in older adult services by 2020. Given
these statistics, social work professionals require current knowledge about a broad
range of fundamental issues that encompass the older adult experience.
The certificatein community engagement provides additional training in working with community organizations.
The program emphasizes understanding how community and social organizations operate,
are administered, and how they can thrive.