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Twelve participants attended the Fall 2017 Oklahoma FDC Instructor Institute November 29-30. The CFR’s Dr. Amy Tate and Dr. Amanda Harrist led the institute at the OKACAA Training Center in Edmond, OK. Participants were from six Head Start agencies serving 21 Oklahoma counties. They are now prepared to teach the 90-hr FDC curriculum to family workers at their agencies who are seeking the National Family Development Credential.
The FDC is a national credential that enables individuals in Family Advocate or similar professional roles to better serve families. FDC participants learn to coach families as they set and reach their own goals for healthy self-reliance within the community. The program focuses on a strength-based partnership approach that develops workers both professionally and personally. Visit the Family Development Credential website to learn more about the program.
The Center for Family Resilience at OSU in Tulsa is pleased to offer the Family Development Credential. This FDC/CFR collaboration fits the CFR's goal of working with local human and social service agencies to translate scientific knowledge about families and family life into strategies that build individual and family resilience.
As Oklahoma's State Coordinator, the CFR will:
The FDC Program is a trademarked program under the direction of Dr. Claire Forest, in collaboration with the University of Connecticut's Center for Culture, Health & Human Development, which issues the credential and administratively oversees the program.