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


Our Family Development Credential (FDC) training has taught thousands of family workers effective ways to help families set and reach their own goals for healthy self-reliance. This comprehensive, strengths curriculum is built on two decades of Cornell University research.

Empowerment Skills for Family Workers is used by UConn-affiliated instructors in many states to prepare workers for the Family Development Credential, as well as by colleges or workers independently seeking an up-to-date, strengths-based text. And now agency leaders can transform organizations and earn their own credential with Empowerment Skills for Leaders.

Empowerment Skills for Family Workers (2015/3rd ed.) publications series:
Handbook($65), Portfolio Advisor's Manual($40), and Instructor's Manual($65)
Empowerment Skills for Leaders (2020) publications series:
Handbook($65) Instructor Manual ($65)

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