Child Indicators Certification
Develop an understanding of child indicators and receive a certification from the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (ISQOLS), a globally-recognized academic and professional association, with its own publications, journals, conferences, and identity. ISQOLS is collaborating with the Management Institute for Quality-of-Life Studies (MIQOLS) in the administration of this certification program with the co-sponsorship of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a Baltimore-based national foundation devoted to developing a brighter future for millions of children and young people.Download Brochure Sign Up Now
Learn how to use of child indicators in ongoing projects to promote child wellbeing
Over the past few decades there has been a significant increase in the production and use of statistical indicators of child wellbeing, leading to a global child indicator movement. A major goal of this course is to provide students with a rich and detailed description of child indicators and their use.Download Brochure Sign Up Now
The certification course includes:
Introduction and Overview
The first module (Chapter 1) provides an overview of the child indicator field with a particular focus on the use of child indicators in ongoing projects to promote child wellbeing. Some of the key concepts regarding child indicators are introduced and described, including the concept of a child indicator. This module contains information on the origins of the child indicator movement as well as material on why indictors are so important for promoting the wellbeing of children.
Topics in this module include:
This certification program is aimed at:
A Leader in the Field of Child Indicators
Graciela H. Tonon is a Social Worker with a Ph.D. in Political Science (USAL, Argentina) and a Master in Political Sciences. She did Postdoctoral studies at the University of Firenze, Italy. She is Professor of Community Social Work and Children at Risk of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Director of the Social Institute of Social Sciences UNI-COM of the National University of Lomas de Zamora. She is also Professor of Quality of Life: theory and methodology and Director of the Master's Program in Social Sciences at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Palermo, Argentina. She received the ISQOLS Distinguished Service Award for Contributing Substantially to a Better Understanding of Quality of Life Studies in 2016. Her editorial responsibilities include Editor of the International Quality of Life Handbook Series, Springer-ISQOLS; Editor of the Book Review Section of the Journal of Applied Research in Quality of Life, Springer-ISQOLS. She is also the Director of the Journal of Social Sciences, of the University of Palermo, Argentina. She is currently Vice President of Publications of the International Society for Quality of Life Studies. She has published extensively in the fields of Quality of Life, Research Methodology, Children, Community and Public Policy in English and Spanish. At a professional level, she has worked for 25 years as a social worker assisting at-risk and abused children, in the fields of schools, health and the Court of Justice.
Frequently Asked Questions
The program is self-paced and facilitated mostly one-on-one through personal communication with the instructor. Course participants are assigned an online training manual. After reading the manual and interacting with the instructor, the participant is assigned several case studies to analyze. The instructor then certifies the participant upon successful completion of these case analyses. Since there is no set timeline, the length of the course will vary based on the how quickly the student can master the material.
No. However, to make the most out of the material provided in this course, it is recommended that the applicants have at least some background in social sciences and rudimentary knowledge of population statistics.
ISQOLS can provide educational credit in terms of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for the Child Indicators Certification Program. 1 CEU is equivalent to 10 contact hours. The Child Indicators Projects Certification Program involves an estimated 10 contact hours in total. This translates into 1 CEU. As such, the program provides 1 CEU.
Those interested in receiving the CEUs should provide enough information to their own educational institution about the ISQOLS certification program and their own institution would determine if they would accept these CEUs.
Many occupations require CEUs to stay licensed in their profession (counselors, life coaches, teachers, etc.). Those who wish to use the certification program for CEUs in meet continuing education requirements of their profession should contact their state/country licensing board and submit information about the course.
This certification is provided by the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (ISQOLS), a global organization with a mission to promote and encourage research in the field of quality-of-life (QOL), happiness, and wellbeing studies. ISQOLS has members all throughout positioned in academic institutions as well as stakeholder groups, and are well-respected for their contributions to QoL. As such, an official certification would be beneficial to anyone who wants to apply psychological science of wellbeing to guide academic research projects, policy making, managerial decision-making, population statistics, and/or coaching and counseling with respect to child indicators.
The principal benefits you will obtain from the certification course are:
This course is administered by a leader in the field of child indicators, Dr. Graciela H. Tonon. All the webinars will be available for the student to review, and they will additionally gain access to the textbook, an excellent resource, at a discounted price from Springer.