Center for the Study of
Culture, Health, and Human Development
at the
University of Connecticut


Welcome to the Official National Family Development Credential Program! Many states have worked with us to develop affiliated FDC programs that adhere to these requirements and use the Empowerment Skills books by Dr. Claire Forest. This ensures that regardless of location, those who have earned the FDC have similar training. To learn about establishing an FDC system in your state, please contact National Family Development Credential Program Manager at: or Dr. Claire Forest, National FDC Director at