KHSA Family Development Credential
 

FDC Overview:

 

The Family Development Credential (FDC) Program emerged in the mid-1990s from a research-policy collaboration between the Department of Human Development from Cornell University’s College of Human Ecology, and the Work Group on Family Support created by New York State’s Council on Children and Families (CCF).  This came about when CCF, representing fifteen major state family-serving agencies, sought Cornell’s expertise to reorient state family services from the deficit approach to a strengths-based partnership approach. This group recommended establishing the Family Development Credential to teach front-line family workers how to apply Cornell research on the ecology of human development and parental empowerment with their families and communities, and to teach agency leaders to effectively reorient policies and systems.

 

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Kentucky Family Development Credential Project

FDC Forms Library

 

READING & PORTFOLIO ASSIGNMENTS

2011-12 Richmond FDC Training Site

  • Roster of Richmond FDC participants
  • Training Site:
    • Madison County Emergency Service Center
      Joint Information Training Center (FRC Room)
      558 S. Keeneland Dr
      Richmond, KY 40475
      - For directions & map, click here
  • Hotel Information:
    • Ask for the Kentucky Head Start room block
      (reservations must be made no later than 72 hours in advance)

      Holiday Inn Express - our rate is $95.92/night + tax
      1990 Colby Taylor Drive
      Richmond, KY 40475
      859-624-4055
      - For directions & map, click here

All Classes Begin Promptly at 9:00 AM Eastern

Class Dates Reading Assignments
Nov 1, 2, 3
Chap 1 (pp 27-66)
Chap 2 (pp 69-91)
Nov 29, 30
Chap 3 (pp 93-124)
Dec 14, 15
Chap 4 (pp 125-169)
Jan 18, 19
Cancelled
Feb 22, 23
Chap 5 (pp 171-195)
Chap 6 (pp 197-216)
Mar 20, 21
Chap 7 (pp 217-260)
Chap 8 (pp 263-281)
Apr 17, 18
Chap 9 (pp 283-337)
Chap 10 (pp 339-369)
Portfolios Due
Final Exam


2011-12 Frankfort FDC Training Site

  • Roster of Frankfort FDC participants
  • Training Site:
    • Kentucky Head Start Association
      Conference Room
      649 Charity Court
      Frankfort, KY 40601
      - For directions & map, click here
  • Hotel Information:
    • Ask for the Kentucky Head Start room block
      (reservations must be made no later than 10 days in advance)

      Hampton Inn - our rate is $79.00/night + tax
      1310 US Highway 127 South
      Frankfort, KY 40601
      (502) 223-7600
      - For directions & map, click here

    All Classes Begin Promptly at 9:00 AM Eastern

Class Dates Reading Assignments
Oct 18, 19, 20
Chap 1 (pp 27-66)
Chap 2 (pp 69-91)
Nov 15, 16
Chap 3 (pp 93-124)
Dec 6, 7
Chap 4 (pp 125-169)
Jan 10, 11
Cancelled
Feb 8, 9
Chap 5 (pp 171-195)
Chap 6 (pp 197-216)
Mar 6, 7

Chap 7 (pp 217-260)
Chap 8 (pp 263-281)

Apr 3, 4

Chap 9 (pp 283-337)
Chap 10 (pp 339-369)
Portfolios Due
Final Exam

 

2011-12 FDC Portfolio Contents (Richmond & Frankfort)

Item Required Content
(in the order listed below)
Application to receive the FDC Credential Each Portfolio must include an Application to receive the FDC Credential, signed by the worker, the instructor and the Portfolio Advisor.
Portfolio Checklist Each Portfolio must include a Portfolio Checklist containing the worker's name, birth date and insturctor's name. Leave all other details blank.
Statement of Confidentiality Each Portfolio must include a Portfolio Statement of Confidentiality form, signed by the worker and the Portfolio Advisor.
Activities to Extend Learning For each chapter, a worker is to choose three questions from the "Activities to Extend Learning" section, but do not complete all the questions in a particular section.  Example: in a particular chapter, a worker might choose to respond to questions A 3, D 4, and F 5 (if they exist in that chapter).  Make sure to include the Activities to Extend Learning & Skills Practice Plan form (signed by your Portfolio Advisor).  By the end of the Chapter 10, workers will have prepared responses to 30 Activities to Extend Learning questions, 3 for each of the 10 chapters.
Skills Practice For each chapter, a worker is to choose one question from the “Skills Practices” section.  Make sure to include the Skills Practice Reflection form (signed by your Portfolio Advisor).  By the end of the Chapter 10, workers will have prepared 10 skills practices, 1 for each of the 10 chapters.
Family Development Plans Each Portfolio must include three (3) Family Development Plans reflecting appropriate practice with one family over a period of time.  All identifying information about the family (names, address, etc.) should be removed.
Reflection on One Family's Progress Documented Through the Family Development Plan Each Portfolio must include a one page Reflection on One Family's Progress in which the worker reflects on what s/he did or did not do or say to facilitate change, the skills used by the family, the outcome, whether the outcome was expected, and what the worker learned from the process.

 

 
 
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