Family Development Credentialing Program
CAAP administers a nationally recognized training and credentialing program, called Family Development Credentialing (FDC), for front-line human and social service professionals who work with families.
The strength-based FDC curriculum provides participants with skills and tools to empower families to identify and reach their own goals to obtaining self-sufficiency.
CAAP trains instructors from local agencies to teach classes in each community. Workers from a variety of local organizations, including Community Action, Children & Youth, Head Start, Mental Health or private organizations, participate in the classes. Graduates of FDC can receive seven hours of college credit. The key to the success of FDC is the focus on interagency partnerships. CAAP facilitates these partnerships by bringing Community Action Agencies and outside organizations together to incorporate systematic changes that will improve outcomes for the families.
Since the program’s creation in 2005, 428 individuals in PA have received their FDC certification.
For more information please follow the link to the FDC website.