• Family Development

    Career Pathway Certificate

    The Family Development Career Pathway Certificate is designed to provide paraprofessionals, working within child and family support agencies, with competencies to assist families to become self-reliant and interdependent within the scope of their communities.

    PROGRAM OUTCOMES

    Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

    • build family and community partnerships based on understanding and valuing the complex characteristics of families and communities,
    • design a strengths-based family development plan,
    • promote cooperative solutions to conflicts that families may experience,
    • implement respectful, cross-cultural communication strategies when interacting with families,
    • assist families in locating resources to achieve their goals,
    • conduct family meetings, including home visits, with strengths-based outcomes.

    CAREERS

    Career opportunities include: family advocates, child care and education practitioners, home visitors and family practitioners, employment and training counselors, community or nutrition workers, home health aides and direct care workers, early intervention staff, outreach workers, crisis intervention staff, intake and social welfare workers, case managers.

    For information contact Dawn Hendricks, 503-594-6158 or dawn.hendricks@clackamas.edu

    FAMILY DEVELOPMENT CAREER PATHWAY CERTIFICATE

    COURSE Credits

    HDF-130 Introduction to Family Development 1

    HDF-131 Communication in Family Development 1

    HDF-132 Self-Care Skills Family Development Workers 1

    HDF-133 Diversity in Family Development 1

    HDF-134 Strengths-Based Assessment in Family Life Development 1

    HDF-135 Setting & Achieving Goals in Family Development 1

    HDF-136 Community Resources in Family Development 1

    HDF-137 Home Visiting in Family Development 1

    HDF-138 Facilitation Skills in Family Development 1

    HDF-280 Practicum I: Family Studies/CWE

    or ECE-280 Early Childhood Education/CWE 3

    Credits required for certificate 12

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