The Psychology and Sociology Departments are now offering both a minor and a certificate in Child and Adult Advocacy Studies. These interdisciplinary programs provide mandated reporters and first responders in many fields and disciplines with evidence-based, culturally relevant knowledge and skills to improve the outcomes for victims and perpetrators of interpersonal violence across the lifespan.
Fields and disciplines related to this program include: child protection, child advocacy, criminal justice, domestic violence,
education, medicine, nursing, older adult protective services, older
adult advocacy, psychology, sociology, social work, and others.
The minor program is intended for IUP students in any major, and the certificate program is intended for
individuals who are already working in professional environments and
are seeking additional training and knowledge relevant to their work.
For additional information, including required courses, please see the program webpages: Minor in Child and Adult Advocacy Studies and Certificate in Child and Adult Advocacy Studies.
The Psychology Department coordinator for this interdisciplinary program is Pearl Berman. She can be reached in her office, 206 Uhler Hall, or by phone at 724-357-2105.