Family Service Workers Earn Credentials

posted 8/19/19 -- Six of LCCAA's Family Service Workers will start the school year with powerful new tools.

The group became certified Family Development Specialists during a conference hosted by the Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies (OACAA).

Family Development establishes a framework to work holistically with the entire family. Certified Family Development Specialists are better able to focus resources for eligible families to achieve self-sufficiency in many areas such as housing, income and budgeting, transportation, family and social relations, recovery from alcohol and drug abuse, mental and emotion health, and much more.

Receiving their certifications were: Hortensia Agosto (Hopkins-Locke), Deanna Gregg (Supervisor), Brittani Hamilton (Griswold), Elsa Quinones (Hopkins-Locke), Kailey Vilyus (Hopkins-Locke) and Sierra Williams (Hopkins-Locke).

The program requires an annual recertification which is also offered by OACAA.