Current Tracks & Classes
To earn FDC:
- Complete 90 hours of interactive classroom instruction, based on the FDC curriculum, Empowerment Skills for Family Workers.
- Prepare a Skills Portfolio, with support of a portfolio advisor.
- Pass a state credentialing exam.
Offered in Georgia by Sheltering Arms’ Georgia Training Institute, in Collaboration with Temple University
Sheltering Arms Early Education & Family Centers has been selected by Temple University as the coordinator for the national Strength-based Family Worker Credential (SFW) program in Georgia.
This course is a comprehensive, strength-based training for professionals working with families, empowering them to work with skill and heart. Professionals completing the course earn the Strength-based Family Worker Credential (SFW) issued by Temple University
The Credential crosses ages and disciplines: family support staff, home visitors, social welfare and community action workers, nurses, probation officers, advocates, teachers, case managers, Head Start family workers, Office for Aging staff, youth workers, police officers, community health workers, probation officers, TANF workers, child protective case workers, and program volunteers.
Although the Credential benefits professionals and organizations, families are those most impacted by this project, and, by extension, their communities. The Credential helps family support professionals to assess the needs and strengths of families and to assist them in setting and achieving goals that foster self-reliance.
Temple University research has documented that, by earning a Credential, front-line family support professionals develop more effective skills in helping families, while at the same time reducing stress and promoting well being in their own lives.
For more information on the Credential program and other professional development opportunities at Sheltering Arms’ Georgia Training Institute, contact Virginia Baker at 404-523-2767, x 2245 or firstname.lastname@example.org.