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Family Development Specialist Certification Training – OACAA

Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies

Family Development Specialist Certification

September 19-21 in Columbus, OH

Shifting to a Family Development Paradigm
Family Development Training
Bob Swanson, RS Consulting

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The Family Development Specialist (FDS) model offers seven core skill sets.  Upon completion of this training, attendees will become certified as a Family Development Specialist.  Twenty-one (21) CPEs from the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board are approved.

Please note: To complete the certification, participants must attend all three full days of training.

Event Trainer: Bob Swanson, RS Consulting

Course Objectives

Bob Swanson will certify attendees by covering the overall course objectives including:

  1. The ability to support and empower families through skillfully building a collaborative relationship.
  2. The ability to help families identify their goals and barriers and develop a plan to achieve their goals.
  3. The awareness and intervention strategies for dealing with challenging family issues including psychological, emotional and interpersonal.
  4. The skillful application of core coping skills for families with systemic understanding of families and their context.
  5. The ability to identify strengths, develop a plan and coordinate a network of resources in partnership with families to help them achieve their goals, including skillful application of family assessment tools (eco-map, geno-gram, timeline, matrix, balance wheel).
  6. The ability to advocate for families within communities through application of community organizational and group facilitation skills.
  7. The ability to access appropriate sources of professional growth, utilize self-awareness skills and ongoing self-care resources while providing Family Development services.

CPEs from the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board are pending.

Take advantage of this FREE FDS certification training! Space is limited to 30 participants - registration is closed.  The registration limit has been met.


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