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Welcome

Jennifer Parker HeadshotWelcome to the Center for Child Advocacy Studies!

The Center was founded in 2010 to spearhead an initiative with a focus on tackling child abuse in our community. The initiative is directed to student and community education.

First, we provide oversight and support for the 21-hour interdisciplinary minor in Child Advocacy Studies for undergraduates. Starting in the fall 2014 we will also oversee a 15-hour post baccalaureate certificate program in Child Advocacy Studies designed for professionals who are already working in the child protection field and wish to develop greater knowledge and skills, or for individuals who are preparing for a career in this area.

Second, the Center provides community education and training. We host an annual conference with a full day of continuing education with national experts for a variety of child protection professionals serving the needs of our children. We host awareness events and provide other evidence based training opportunities throughout the year.

Future plans include mock training houses and courtrooms for experiential training opportunities.

If you would like more information, you may contact me at jparker@uscupstate.edu. I look forward to hearing from you!

Jennifer Parker
Director of the Center for Child Advocacy Studies

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

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