Empowerment skills for family workers : portfolio advisor manual.
Family development credential curriculum
Howe, Georgia Forest, Claire
Cornell Empowering Families Project, Ithaca, NY.
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Published: June 2003
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This portfolio advisor's manual provides instructions for helping workers to develop a collection of documents that reflect growing skills in family development practice. The Empowerment Skills for Family Workers curriculum for social workers and other professionals who serve families teaches professionals to focus on family strengths and interdependence in the community. 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. Participants are required to answer questions about each module, develop a plan to practice a particular skill, and report the outcome of practice activities. Advisors meet with workers for an hour per module to discuss assignments that will increase skills according to established deadlines. The advisor's manual includes information about portfolio development and practice assignments.
curricula; social workers; family services; empowerment; professional training; competency based training; family advocacy; family support systems; strengths assessment; Home visiting programs; family group conferencing