The SFW Curriculum and How to Earn the SFW Credential
Hallmarks of the Credential for Strengths-based Family Workers Course
- Interactive classroom instruction
- Classes offered by community-based instructors trained and supported by Temple University Harrisburg
- An experiential and supportive adult learning environment that promotes discussion and reflection.
- Development of a Skills Portfolio documenting knowledge and skills with guidance of a trained learning coach.
- Competency based training and evaluation
To earn the Credential forStrengths-based Family Workers (SFW), a worker must successfully perform the following:
The 6 Core Competencies of SFW
- Completion of 80 hours of interactive classroom instruction
- Preparation of a Skills Portfolio and participates in 10 hours of individual sessions with a Learning coach
- Passage of an approved credentialing exam.
Demonstrates professionalism and commitment to ethical practice
Recognizes strength in diversity and difference; demonstrate sensitivity in practice
Understands and utilizes the power of clear, non-judgmental communication
Demonstrates self-care and lifelong learning
Applies strengths-based principles to practice with families
Applies strengths-based principles to agency and community systems