family-developmentFamily Development redirects the way health, education, and human services are delivered to families.  It moves systems away from crisis-oriented, fragmented services toward and empowerment, support-based approached to working with families.

Family Development emphasizes strength-based partnerships, mutual respect, interagency collaborations and family-centered services.

The 90 hour course is conducted at Wyoming County Community Action by Pat Standish and     Rae Frank who both hold their certification from Cornell University to facilitate the class.

Depending on availability, scholarships are available to participants.

To learn more about how to earn your Family Development Credential or to enroll in Empowerment Skills for Leaders Training:

Please contact Pat Standish or Rae Frank at 585-237-2600 or email

Download Family Development Credential Brochure

Download Family Development Association of New York State Brochure

For more information, visit the Family Development Association of New York State website.