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.


This class is only open to those individuals associated with Sheltering Arms.  If you are interested in this course please contact: Shaneshia Nickerson at snickerson@shelteringarmsforkids.com

Your instructor will inform you of the class schedule, location, and times. The SFW course includes 14 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 Worker.

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