Empowerment skills for family workers instructor's manual.
Family development credential curriculum
Palmer-House, Katie Forest, Claire
Cornell Empowering Families Project, Ithaca, NY.
Published: June 2003
Publication Information: Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press Services.
Available from: Cornell University Press Services.
PO Box 6525 750 Cascadilla Street
Ithaca, NY 14851-6525
This trainer's manual provides course outlines and instructions for implementing the Empowerment Skills for Family Workers curriculum for social workers and other professionals who serve families. The guide describes teaching strategies and suggestions for organizing and publicizing the course. Learning activities and overhead masters are included. The family development program compiled by Cornell University emphasizes the worker's role in empowering families to become interdependent members of the community. The strengths-based perspective focuses on family-driven goals and power shared between professionals and family members. Workers who complete the course with the assistance of a portfolio advisor can receive the Family Development Credential from their state when they successfully pass a multiple choice examination. Sessions address the principles of family development, planning for family development, communication skills for workers, self-care, cultural competency, assessment, and goal achievement. Specialized services, home visitation, facilitation skills, and collaboration also are discussed.
curricula; social workers; family services; empowerment; professional training; competency based training; family advocacy; family support systems; strengths assessment; home visitation programs; family group conferencing