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 recredential and are due to Recredential in 2022 should register and complete the course this year. You will have until December 31, 2023, to complete the course. Please register for the SFW0045-007 course.


Course Outline

The table covers each topic, the format it's presented in, and the approximate length of time to complete it.
Topic Format Approximate Length
Overview of Course Read 1 minute
Lecture 1.1: Overview of Trauma and Its Impact Presentation 34.5 minutes
Historical Trauma  Video 5 minutes
Historical Trauma: What Does it Mean to You?  Discussion Post 30 minutes
Trauma and the ACEs Studies: The Effects of Trauma on the Brain Read 1 minute
Paper Tigers: Overview of ACEs  Video 5 minutes
Lecture 1.2: Healing from Trauma Presentation 9 minutes
Applying Trauma Concepts  Assignment 20 minutes
What does Trauma-Informed Care Mean? Video 8 minutes
Principles of Trauma-Informed Approach Read 2 minutes
What You Can Do Read 1 minute
Portraits of Professional CAREgivers: Their Passion. Their Pain. Video 4 minutes
TIP Review Read 1 minute
Trauma-Informed Care Quiz Final Quiz 20 minutes
Course Wrap Up Read 1 minute



Learner Outcomes

After completing this course, participants will be able to: 

  • Identify the different types of trauma, their effects on the brain, and what it means to be trauma-informed. 



SFW Credential 


We recommend that you begin the recredentialing process before December 2023 so that you have ample time to revise or resubmit any assignments if needed before the end of the year. ALL work, including corrections to assignments, must be completed prior to December 31, 2023. 
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Section Title
SFW Recredential
Online-fixed date/synchronous meeting(s)
Jan 01, 2024 to Dec 31, 2024
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
SFW Recredential non-credit $100.00 Click here to get more information
Section Notes

Thank you for your participation in the SFW Credential program! Anyone that completed their credential/recredential in 2021 is due for recredentialing. The deadline to complete this is December 31, 2024. 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 a few minutes 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 at 215-204-4866 or email destiny1@temple.edu; or you may click on the help link for assistance. https://its.temple.edu/resources-help