Course Description

Credential for Strengths-based Family Workers (SFW) is a professional training and credentialing program for direct service providers. Workers who complete the program are better able to facilitate a family’s ability to set and reach their own goals. While nationally standardized, the training is tailored to meet the needs of local communities. SFW Approved Providers hold classes throughout the country according to standardized curriculum, policies, and procedures. Temple University Harrisburg evaluates student work and awards the Credential for Strengths-based Family Workers.

Course Outline

This class is only open to those individuals associated with Westmoreland County. If you are interested in this course please contact Patty Berkey at pberkey@westmorelandca.org

Your instructor will inform you of the class schedule, location, and times. The SFW course includes fourteen classroom modules, a portfolio, one-on-one meetings with a Learning Coach, and a final exam. Temple University Harrisburg scores your exam and portfolio and awards the Credential for Strengths-based Family Workers.


The Strengths-based Family Worker (SFW) Program is one of the many Continuing Education and Professional Development opportunities sponsored by the NEST Unit at Temple University Harrisburg.

One hour of instruction is equal to 0.1 CEU that are expressed in tenths. The CEU is defined as 10 contact hours in an organized continuing education training.

Our Strengths-based Family Worker (SFW) Program has been approved for 9 Continuing Education Units (CEU's) through Temple University Harrisburg. A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to those members who attend and complete all requirements of the program and completed the steps listed below.

Participant Requirements to Receive CEUs

  1. Participants must attend all class sessions and instructors must document attendance.
  2. Participants must complete a final evaluation (This is completed in Module 14).
  3. Participants must complete the SFW Continuing Education Unit Request Form (Once passed course) and can be located here https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSduSejqkzYsv1ZCf-LXDux-KeF2W-V1y8BnjcdkJTjhjU9wtw/viewform?usp=sf_link.
  4. A CEU Credit Fee of $20 paid by the participant at checkout via their account in DestinyOne. This can be completed by following the link provided here and adding the request to your cart. https://noncredit.temple.edu/specialrequest/publicSpecialRequest.do?method=addSpecialRequest&specialRequestId=8227970


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

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