Social Problems, Prevention, and Crisis Intervention Micro-credential

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This micro-credential is designed to provide knowledge of how principles of human services inform behavior, thoughts, and emotions in a variety of settings. The micro-credential will allow you to identify social problems, explore community resources to address social problems, and recognize the effects these problems have on individuals and society. Additionally, you will identify risk factors that contribute to crises and distinguish between intervention and prevention strategies, and techniques to effect social change by applying knowledge to create possible solutions in contemporary real-life scenarios.

This micro-credential is part of the personalization series. For more information about personalization series micro-credentials, see the Micro-credential Series section of the Additional Offerings page and the Micro-credential Bulletin.


The 🌐 icon appears in the title of traditional courses that are also available as a set of module courses. Module course availability may be limited to certain academic calendars. See Course Types for information about module courses.

Code Title Credits
CJ440Crisis Intervention6
HN200Survey of Social Problems5
HN205Applied Skills for Human Services5
HN220Prevention and Crisis Intervention5

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