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CSUB Celebrates the Department of Child, Adolescent, and Family Studies (CAFS)

California State University, Bakersfield celebrates the transfer from Program to Department status for the Department of Child, Adolescent, and Family Studies (CAFS). Students can earn a bachelor of arts degree in Child, Adolescent, and Family Studies (CAFS) which provides breadth and depth in the scientific study of child, adolescent, and adult developmental domains.

A kickoff celebration event on campus will be held from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 4, in the Stockdale Room for students, faculty, staff and community members to learn more about the Department and the undergraduate program.

The program offers learners specialized knowledge that enhances their skills and abilities to work and advocate in partnerships that foster healthy children, supportive family networks and interactive community relationships.

The CAFS degree program is based on contemporary learning theories, application of ethics and values, research methods, and diverse family systems and approaches, with practical applications in disciplines that require direct interaction with children and families.

The mission of the CAFS Department is to develop well-prepared, highly skilled individuals who can envision, interact, and respond to the needs of diverse populations within the local, regional, national, and global community. Students who complete this path can expect to work as elementary school teachers, preschool teachers, directors, human services workers, advocacy personnel, counselors, and other child-related positions.

The Child, Adolescent, and Family Studies (CAFS) degree also helps students learn more about human beings at various stages of life, as well as explore the interactions and dynamics of the family in the 21st century.

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