Case Management for Children and Families, Certificate

Certificate in Case Management for Children and Families (H40202C)

This certificate program is a special course of study that can be added to any degree program. It also may be completed by non-degree students with the permission of the Director of the Center for Family Studies. This certificate represents a concentration in theoretical and practical knowledge in collaborative cross-systems case management for children and families in the context of community-based services. This course of study promotes collaboration among disciplines and services.

Program Contact
Dr. Pamela Schulze
Director, Center for Family Studies
Professor, Child & Family Development

Requirements for Admission

To participate in the program, the student must:

  • Be formally admitted to The University of Akron as a degree or non-degree seeking student.
  • Non-degree seeking students apply to the program and receive notification of admission from the Center for Family Studies.

The following information has official approval of The Department of Social Work and Family Sciences and The College of Health and Human Sciences, but is intended only as a guide. Completion of this certificate is contingent upon many factors, including but not limited to: class availability, total number of required credits, work schedule, finances, family, course drops/withdrawals, successfully passing courses, prerequisites, among others.

The following courses constitute a “Certificate in Case Management for Children and Families” and must be completed with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 overall for the certificate to be noted on the student’s record.


Core Courses6
Total Hours12

Core Courses

CHFD:461Case Management for Children & Families I3
CHFD:462Case Management for Children & Families II3
Total Hours6


Select a minimum of 6 credits of the following:6
EMHS:305Principals of Emergency Management and Homeland Security
CHFD:401American Families in Poverty
CHFD:440Family Crisis
CHFD:403Home-Based Intervention Theory
CHFD:464Home-Based Intervention Techniques & Practice
NURS:100Introduction to Nursing
NURS:211Foundations of Nursing Practice I
BAHA:200Health Record Content
BAHA:304Healthcare Management Foundations
SLPA:215Introduction to Hearing and Speech Science
SLPA:445Multicultural Considerations for Audiologists & Speech-Language Pathologists
PSYC:230Developmental Psychology
PSYC:430Psychological Disorders of Children
PSYC:475Psychology of Adulthood & Aging
SOCIO:310Social Problems
SOCIO:320Social Inequalities
SOCIO:340The Family
SOCIO:412Socialization: Child to Adult
SOCIO:455Family Violence
SOWK:230Human Relations
SOWK:244Death & Dying
SOWK:344Death & Dying
SOWK:260Introduction to Addiction
SOWK:268Co-Occurring Disorders
SOWK:269Criminal Justice & Addiction
SOWK:270Diversity and Social Work
SOWK:275Introduction to Social Work Practice
SOWK:277Case Management in Community Services
SOWK:345Death and Dying for Health Care Professionals
Total Hours6