Course Description

This course is for individuals who received their Credential for Strengths-based Family Workers (SFW) and need to obtain their recredential.

Recredentialing allows workers to demonstrate that they are still competent in strengths-based skills, stay up-to-date on new developments in the field, and remain connected to the network.  SFW requires a recredential every three years.

Individuals who received their credential or recredentialed in 2016 are due to complete this course by December 31, 2019. Please register for the SFW0045-003 course.

This recredential course consists of three online modules and a final quiz.

Course Outline

This is a self-paced online course completed through the Canvas Platform. The three video modules are:

  1. Reflecting Empathy
  2. Powerful Questions
  3. Introduction to Cultural Humility

Following completion of the three video modules, you will have access to the final recredential quiz. The quiz is a short answer exam allowing you the opportunity to demonstrate your competence. 

Learner Outcomes

Section 1: Reflecting Empathy

  • Describe the use of reflection
  • Define empathy
  • Identify examples of empathic reflection

Section 2: Powerful Questions

  • Recognize powerful questions
  • Describe three considerations when constructing a powerful question
  • Explain the benefit of using powerful questions

Section 3: Introduction to Cultural Humility

  • Define cultural humility
  • Identify examples of  cultural humility
  • Identify communication skills useful for conversations about culture

Final Quiz:

  • Use reflection as a strengths-based communication strategy when presented with sample dialogue
  • Respond by communicating empathy when presented with sample dialogue
  • Identify powerful questions to generate insight and creativity when presented with a sample scenario
  • When presented with a scenario illustrating a cultural conflict propose an approach demonstrating cultural humility


SFW Credential 

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Section Title
SFW Recredential: 2016
Online, self paced
12:00AM to 11:59PM
Jan 01, 2019 to Dec 31, 2019
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Online Learning
Course Fee(s)
SFW Recredential: 2016 non-credit $100.00 Click here to get more information
Section Notes

Thank you for your participation in the 2016 SFW Credential course! Anyone that completed their credential in 2016 is due for recredentialing. The deadline to complete this is December 31, 2019. The course will be run in Temple University’s learning management system, called Canvas. In order to access Canvas and begin, there are a few steps we need to complete.

  1. After you are registered, you will receive an automated email with the subject line “Temple University System Access”. This email gives you steps to activate your Temple University account. The account at Temple is called an AccessNet, and this will be different than the account you’ve created at the noncredit.temple.edu (DestinyOne) site.
  2. Following the instructions in the “Temple University System Access” email will take you to accounts.temple.edu, where you’ll input your TU ID (included in the email-9 digit number), your last name, and your Date of Birth. Please note that if you enter different information than you provided Temple University in your initial class registration, you will see an error message on the account activation page and should contact destiny1@temple.edu for a fix.

Within 24 hours after activating your AccessNet, the learning management system access will be completed, and you will be able to start your online participation in the course.

To log into Canvas directly go to canvas.temple.edu or log in to TUportal. Under TUapplications on the left, select Canvas. Use your TU AccessNet to log into Canvas. This is different than the DestinyOne Username and password.

Accessing Your Course:

In the menu bar on the left, click Dashboard. Then select the course that you want to access.

Note: If you do not see your course in the Dashboard, click the Courses menu. If the course appears, you can add it to your Dashboard by clicking the star to the left of the course so that it becomes orange. If the course does not appear, check with the program office offering the course to see if they have made the course available (published it) to students.

If you have any questions, please contact sfwtuh@temple.edu.

For technical difficulty or if you have any questions about your account, please contact the Help Desk for assistance 215-204-4866 or email destiny1@temple.edu; or you may click on the help link for assistance. https://its.temple.edu/resources-help