Child welfare services are intended to respond to the needs of children who have experienced abuse and neglect, and their families. Courses examine the causes and consequences of child maltreatment, child welfare policy, the effectiveness of child welfare services, and social work practice in child welfare settings.

Jeff Simms

Jeff Simms, AM '12

"I chose to study social work, and especially policy, because I believe working at that level is where one can truly affect some of the wider causes of poverty and homelessness."