What are Child Advocates?

A child advocate is a professional who represents the best interests regarding the rights and protections of children. Child advocates seek justice and ensure that children are receiving adequate care- educationally, emotionally, mentally, socially, and physically. Child advocates may work with one child or a group of children in need.

Where do child advocates work?

Child advocates can work internationally, nationally, on a state-level, locally, and even work for private, independent organizations. Child advocates can work in schools, hospitals, home care, and can also work on a legislative level, working to change policies to protect children further.

What soft skills do you need to be a successful child advocate?

  • Active listener
  • Empathy
  • Effective communicator
  • Negotiation skills
  • Service-oriented
  • Socially perceptive

Are you interested in becoming a child advocate? Check out our bachelor's degree in Child Study today!

We're ready when you are.

  • Enrollment is hassle-free.
  • We’re still accepting financial aid applications.
  • We’ll review your transcripts of prior learning (usually in less than one business day).

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