Erikson launches new children’s law and policy dual degree and specialization programs
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Erikson Institute has partnered with the Civitas ChildLaw Center at Loyola University Chicago School of Law to offer two new innovative graduate programs this fall. The new programs will help leaders acquire a better understanding of laws, legal systems, and public policies and become stronger advocates for children and families at the policy level.
The new M.S. in Child Development/M.J. in Children’s Law and Policy dual degree program is the first of its kind in the country and provides students with an opportunity to gain in-depth understandings of child development as well as laws and legal systems that impact children and families so that they can more effectively lead, intervene, and advocate on their behalf.
Erikson is also offering a Children’s Law and Policy Specialization, which is designed to introduce child development and family service professionals to the critical issues and challenges that emerge when legal systems intersect with the lives of children and families.