Child Advocate Career

Job Description: Provide social services and assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families and to maximize the family well-being and the academic functioning of children. May assist parents, arrange adoptions, and find foster homes for abandoned or abused children. In schools, they address such problems as teenage pregnancy, misbehavior, and truancy. May also advise teachers.

*A job as a Child Advocate falls under the broader career category of Child, Family, and School Social Workers. The information on this page will generally apply to all careers in this category. We are still seeking more specific information about this career from experts in this field. If you can provide us with more information, .

Is Child Advocate the right career path for you?
Take the MyMajors Quiz and find out if it fits one of your top recommended majors!

Child Advocate Career

What Should I Major in to Become a Child Advocate?

These college majors are closest related to this career (actual program names will vary from school to school).

Required Education



Bachelor's Degree usually needed for this career