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Professional Training

Professional Development for Family Workers

Working with families requires special skills and providing training to professionals who work in partnership with families is crucial. CCE Tompkins offers the following professional development and credentialing programs for frontline family workers and professionals to learn and practice skills of strength-based family support with families.

Community Café Host Training is a one-day training that spark leadership to develop the supportive relationship necessary to strengthen families through community conversation hosted by parents and community partners. Learn how to help engage and empower families, and support culturally diverse families to work together for a common cause, while becoming a leader for stronger families in our community. All are welcome, bring a friend! 

PS: It Works! Strengths Based Communication Skills Training is a 2-day communication skills training designed for parenting educators and others who work with parents/caregivers/children/families and who wish to gain experience with the Parenting Skills Workshop Series©. The program model is easily replicable, inexpensive, and builds upon partnerships among agencies.

Standards of Quality Certification is a National Certification based on the Principles of Family Support Practice and the Strengthening Families Framework and its research-based evidence-informed 5 Protective Factors, they have created a common language across different kinds of Family Strengthening and Family Support programs such as Family Resource Centers, home visiting programs, and child development programs. This full-day certification training details how the Standards can enhance work with families. Whether you are setting up a new program or strengthening an existing one, the Standards provide a blueprint for implementing best practice.

Family Development Credential is coordinated by the Center for the Study of Culture, Health, and Human Development at the University of Connecticut. Visit their site to learn more about the credential and upcoming training opportunities. 

Protective Factors Framework The five protective factors at the foundation of Strengthening Families are characteristics that have been shown to make positive outcomes more likely for young children and their families, and to reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect. Contact us if you are interested in a training about the Protective Factors Framework. 


Anna Steinkraus
Family & Community Development Program Coordinator
(607) 272-2292 ext. 145

Last updated August 18, 2023