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College of Education, Health and Human Studies

Department of Child and Family Studies
Program Director: Dr. Victor R. Wilburn

Child Advocacy Studies Training (CAST): Certificate Program

The Southeast Missouri State Univeristy CAST program is committed to reducing the occurrences of child abuse by education and training professionals to improve responsiveness and inter-organizational collabortaion. Protecting children and building healthy families are core values to the approach of this commitment. Also valued is the importance of helping professionals to better employ a collaborative systems approach to protocol development to meet the needs of victims.

9 Credit Hours Required

Choose 3 courses from the Following

HS 301. Foundations of Child Maltreatment and Advocacy (3). 


HS 401. Professional and System Responses (3). 


HS 402. Responding to the Survivor (3). 


ED 535. The Trauma Informed Professional (3).


CF 385. Stress, Violence, Trauma, and Families (3). 


Contact Dr. Victor R. Wilburn at for more information.


Scully Building 114
Child and Family Studies
One University Plaza, MS 5750
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701