Family Support

This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

The Certificate of Completion in Family Support focuses on assisting the family unit in setting and achieving goals toward self-sufficiency. Knowledge of family life, communication, abuse, stress, crisis and community resources and referrals are examined. The certificate enhances the education and career of individuals interested in working with families or in agencies that provide services to families, or those who are presently involved with families and/or their supporting agencies.


Academic Plan Code: 
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Total credits required: 
Effective term: 
2016 Spring
Award notes

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.
This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
CFS157Marriage and Family Life3
CFS257Working with Families with Diverse Needs3
CFS290AAChild Abuse: Identification and Reporting in Child Care Settings1
ECH288Community Resources and Referral1
AJS290BUFamily Violence1
  • Describe marriage and the family as a social system, including intra- and interpersonal relations and cross cultural and historical patterns. (CFS157, CFS257)
  • Relate and describe principles of marriage and family life to one¬ís personal experience. (CFS157)
  • Describe the signs of child physical and sexual abuse and neglect. (CFS290AA)
  • Describe the procedures for recording and reporting child physical and sexual abuse and neglect. (CFS290AA)
  • Identify and describe family stresses and crises, including relationship problems, domestic and chemical abuse, and transitions and losses. (CFS257)
  • Identify communication, stress management, and community resources. (CFS257, ECH288)
  • Develop a resource file for referral of young children and families to outside agencies (ECH288)

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