Child Advocacy Masthead

Center for Child Advocacy Studies

Purpose/Mission 
In addition to providing supportive resources to the CAST minor program for USC Upstate students, the Center will address the critical needs of the community. A certification program for child advocacy professionals is in development. The Center also hosts an annual conference and provides other educational and evidence based training opportunities for a broad range of professionals serving the needs of our children.

  • Post baccalaureate certificate program (in development)
  • Community outreach
  • Community resources
  • Annual conference
  • Evidence-based professional education/training
  • Networking
  • Research
  • Policy - Advocate legislation and programs to end child abuse and neglect

For More Information Contact
Dr. Jennifer Parker
Program Director
864-503-5492
jparker@uscupstate.edu

Ms. Shawn Masto
864-503-5700
smasto@uscupstate.edu