Certification Trainings

Family Development Specialist Certification Training

Attend this nationally-recognized training to earn your Family Development Specialist certificate. This course teaches frontline workers the use of the Family Development Model to facilitate improved family functioning and economic independence. Modules include: diversity drawing by trainee

  • Family engagement
  • Assessment
  • Goal setting/Action planning
  • Cultural competence
  • Community development
  • Case closure
  • Worker safety and self-care

For the schedule and registration information, please visit our Training Schedules and Registrations page

Iowa Family Support Supervisor Certification Training

 

Attend this comprehensive course to earn your certificate in Family Support Supervision (FSS). The competency-based curriculum includes:

  • Reflective supervision Family Support Supervisor notebook
  • Giving effective feedback
  • Supervising underperforming workers
  • Supporting a diverse workforce
  • Becoming a stronger leader
  • Supporting resilience and workplace safety 

Our innovative, blended format reduces your costs and time away from work using a combination of in-person and online training.

For the schedule and registration information, please visit our Training Schedules and Registrations page

Peer Support and Family Peer Support Certification Training

The Peer Support Training and Coordination Collaborative (PSTCC) will partner to provide a comprehensive training and certification program for Iowa’s Peer Support and Family Support Peer workforce. The Peer Support training program prepares persons with lived experience to be employed as specialists who provide support to adults who have experienced a loss of a significant role in his or her life due to the experience of serious mental or emotional disturbance, addiction, loss or trauma.  

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The Family Peer Support Training prepares parents with lived experience to provide support to other families whose child experiences a Serious Emotional Disability (SED). 

Both programs focus on developing competencies, creating a network, and providing continuing education opportunities. The curricula emphasize communication skills, resiliency, advocacy, and community connections.  Advisory committees of persons with lived experience are active in the development of the program.

For the schedule and registration information, please visit our Training Schedules and Registrations page