Tuesday October 18, 2016 at 8:30 AM EDT
Thursday October 20, 2016 at 5:00 PM EDT

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Embassy Suites by Hilton 
2886 Airport Drive
Columbus, OH 43219
Room Rate: $149.00/night

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Jeannette Jarrett 
Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies 

Family Development Training with Bob Swanson, Central Ohio 

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

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

Bob Swanson will certified 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 within 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.