The University of Connecticut
Family Development Training and Credentialing Program (FDC) Program
What is the University of Connecticut Family Development Training and Credentialing (FDC) Program?
The University of Connecticut FDC Program is a professional development course and credentialing program for frontline family workers to learn and practice skills of strength-based family support with families.
FDC Courses are offered to frontline family workers from a wide range of government, private, and not-for-profit agencies as well as business and large corporations.
Family development staff members work with families across the life span including families with young children, teen parents, retired people, people with disabilities, and many other groups.
To earn the FDC, a worker:
*Completes 90 hours of interactive classroom instruction based on the Empowerment Skills for Family Workers Curriculum
*Prepares a Skills Portfolio with support of a portfolio advisor, and
*Passes a state credentialing exam.
>The University of Connecticut Family Development Training and Credentialing (FDC) Program: FDC Leadership Brochure_2012
Empowerment Skills for Leaders:
What is the Empowerment Skills for Leaders Series?
Empowerment Skills for Leaders is a professional development training and credentialing program for frontline supervisors and other leaders interested in using empowerment-based leadership in their agencies.
It translates the core components and practices of empowerment-based family support presented in the Empowerment Skills for Workers curriculum within the context of relationships and mission of family-serving organizations.
Leaders who already have FDC credentialed staff in their organization will be able to enhance their organization’s capacity for providing empowerment-based support using the same principles and practices that their family workers use with families.
Leaders who are considering FDC training for their frontline staff will learn practical ways to build their organizational capacities in areas of empowerment-based supervision, interagency collaboration, strengths-based assessment, multicultural competence and personal self-empowerment.