See also: Family Development Specialist Certification Training
The National Resource
Center for Family Centered Practice at the University of Iowa is
pleased to announce a new certification training program for supervisors
of family support programs. The course, Strengthening
Family Support through Supervision, is a
blended in-person/on-line course. Four training days will be conducted on-site and in-person. One of the most important goals for the on-site time is developing relationships with and learning from other supervisors. We have organized training
for family support supervisors from diverse professional backgrounds
and at all career stages. The curriculum supports the
Iowa Family Support Standards and is applicable to a variety of
family support models, including Healthy Families America, Early
Head Start, Head Start, Parents as Teachers, FaDSS and local program
In order to receive certification, attendance at all four on-site
days of the training and all three live webinar training dates is mandatory.
In addition, participants will need to complete some on-line lectures, quizzes and homework and
pass an on-line certification exam. Successful completion of
these requirements will result in certification by the National Resource
Center for Family Centered Practice at the University of Iowa.
You and your supervisor should be aware that we have not reduced the demands of the eight day certification course by moving some content online. In addition to time to complete the two homework assignments, you will need to set aside the equivalent of four 6 ½ hour days (28 hours) to complete the online and live webinar segments of this course, including the time to write out and submit the written activities.
For details about the
certification course, please click
here. To download a registration
form, please click
here. For additional assistance with your registration,
or if you have additional questions, contact Julia Neff at firstname.lastname@example.org,
Registration is open!
Mandatory Online Training Dates:
Spring 2015 Family Support Supervisor Certification Training dates are:
March 5-6; April 9-10 (in-person training days).
Introductory webinar: March 11, 9-10am, or March 16, 1:30-2:30pm
Ethics webinars: April 15 and April 22, 1:30-3 pm. Wrap-up webinar: May 6, 1:30-2:30
Des Moines, IA
Online via computer
Schedule At A Glance Fall 2015
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waivers available (advance refundable deposit of $200
Support supervisors of programs which are participating in the
Iowa Family Support Credentialing Program are eligible
for a fee waiver. For purposes of this waiver, the program must
meet one of the following criteria:
has already earned the Family Support Credential;
has been accepted and is actively engaged in the credentialing
is on the waiting list to begin the credentialing process.
you have questions about whether your program meets one of these
criteria, please contact Julia Neff (email@example.com).
[click here for a fee
fee waiver is being made possible with the generous support
of State of Iowa Early Childhood Iowa Professional Development
funds awarded to the Iowa Family Support Credentialing Program.
note: Because the class is limited in size and
the value of the course is $1,000, an advance
refundable deposit of $200 is required. The
deposit will be refunded in full upon the trainee’s attendance
at all training days.