Certificate of Graduate Study in Child & Family Policy & Management

Applications are not being accepted for this certificate for the 2015-16 academic year.

The Certificate of Graduate Study in Child and Family Policy & Management provides an opportunity for students to gain the knowledge and competencies needed to affect change, guide policy development and implementation, and manage programs serving children and families.

The certificate is designed for child and family professionals, children's advocates, teachers, justice system personnel, policy makers, and others wishing for a better understanding of children and family policy and management.

The certificate emphasizes:

  • integration of substantive knowledge and best practice;
  • policy analysis, policy development and evaluation;
  • organizational and management expertise;
  • the legal system and its effect on children and families; and
  • application to practice in substantive areas including early care and education, elementary and secondary education, welfare reform, child welfare, juvenile justice, family violence, and child and family mental and physical health.


Applications are not being accepted for this certificate for the 2015-16 academic year.

New Publications

What's New?

Building Bridges Beyond the Quadrangle: The CAO and the External Community
(Book chapter by Mark Lapping in: Martin J, Samuels JE, eds. The Provost's Handbook: The Role of the Chief Academic Officer. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press; 2015:200-206.)

Health Data and Financing and Delivery System Reform: Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty? (Issue Brief by Barbara Shaw, Andy Coburn, Kimberley Fox, Andrea Gerstenberger, and Barbara Leonard)

New Jersey's Manage by Data Program: Changing Culture and Capacity to Improve Outcomes(Report by David Lambert and Julie Atkins).

Rural Implications of Medicaid Expansion under the Affordable Care Act. (Issue Brief by Erika Ziller, Jennifer Lenardson, and Andy Coburn).

Safety of Rural Nursing Home-to-Emergency Department Transfers: Improving Communication and Patient Information Sharing across Settings. Journal for Healthcare Quality, 37(1), 55-65. (Authors: Judy Tupper, Carolyn Gray, Karen Pearson, and Andy Coburn).

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