Case managers need a sound understanding of individuals, families, youth, adults and relationships in order to help families accurately plan their lives. One of the primary tasks of a case manager is to help clients receive the services that they need in order to achieve their goals. Graduates from Weber State’s family studies program are trained to be proactive family life educators.
Why choose WSU to prepare for a case manager career?
- Weber State University’s family studies program has been an NCFR-approved program since 1997.
- The family studies program provides an opportunity for certification as a Provisional Family Life Educator through the National Council on Family Relations (www.ncfr.org). This background is valuable for those who will be working with families.
- Curriculum in the family studies program at Weber State University is based on family systems theory. The family studies program also teaches a variety of family theories.
- Graduates of our family studies program can apply these theories by explaining family processes and teaching useful skills and information to help individuals, partners, parents and youth meet their goals.
- The community-based service-learning opportunities available in the family studies program classes prepare our students by giving them experience in the community as educators and service workers.
- Our family studies program provides you with the fundamental knowledge for a career as a case manager, including an understanding of what resources are available to individuals and families and why documentation is critical to helping families.
Graduates work with organizations such as:
- Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS)
- Catholic Community Services (CCS)
- Family Support Center (FCS)
- Your Community Connection (YCC) or other shelters
The family studies program enjoys a strong faculty that is enthusiastic about engaging with you. We are committed to helping you reach your goals in our program.