Family Development Credential

The FDC Program is a nationally recognized professional development course and credentialing program for frontline family workers, to learn and practice skills of strength-based family support with families. FDC trains family workers from a wide range of government, private and not-for-profit agencies as well as business and large corporations. FDC trained staff work with families across the life span, including families with young children, teen parents, retired people, people with disabilities, and others.

To earn the FDC, a worker must complete 90 hours of interactive classroom instruction based on the Empowerment Skills for Family Workers curriculum, prepare a Skills Portfolio with support from a portfolio advisor, and pass a credentialing exam. Those completing the program may apply for undergraduate credits toward a degree, from the University of Connecticut.

For more information on upcoming trainings, contact Kelly Mabee at (607) 584-5024 or via email at


Kelly Mabee
Program Educator
(607) 584-5024

Last updated September 9, 2014