Child Advocacy Studies (CAST)
First developed at Gunderson National Child Protection Training Center at Winona State University, CAST (Child Advocacy Studies) is a three course curriculum created as a collaborative approach to training and educating front line professionals and the next generation of child welfare practitioners.
The UIS CAST program adheres to the National Child Protection Training Center (NCPTC) standards developed for universities and the CAST faculty have years of experience in the child welfare field as practitioners and as trainers. The CAST program was approved by the NCPTC in December 2016 and the University of Illinois Springfield is one of only three nationally approved programs.
CAST Courses Offered:
PAD 481 Perspectives on Child Maltreatment and Advocacy – Online and On Ground
PAD 482 Global Child Advocacy Studies – Online and On Ground
PAD 483 The System’s Response to Child Maltreatment – Online and On Ground