The Family Development Credential (FDC) can be an alternative to a college degree or a supplement to formal education in social work, human development and related fields. The Empowerment Skills for Family Workers© curriculum was designed by Cornell University and is endorsed by NYS and nationally recognized. The US Dept of Human Services, Administration for Children & Families Head Start Office recognizes the FDC in meeting their requirements for Relation-Based Competencies (June 2012).
FDC is an integrated learning experience involving classroom and field service components. The intention is to move participants and their organizations towards an empowerment approach to human and organizational relationships emphasizing strengths, prevention, collaboration and self-determination.
The 10 classroom modules incorporate 90 hours of interactive learning with participants from different organizations. Field advisers assist workers in exploring principles, testing skills, demonstrating competencies, and completing the portfolio required for credentialing.
Facilitators: See our Calendar of Events for the next class, and names of facilitators.
Fee: $950 includes 80 hrs of interactive workshops, 10 hrs of portfolio advisement, the manual, and the $250 credential fee
Register: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County, (607) 272-2292
Last updated December 7, 2015