SFW0061 - Foundations of Strengths-based Practice
Truly applying a strengths-based approach requires both heart and skill and the Foundations of Strengths-based Practice workshop will draw on both. This highly interactive workshop is designed for anyone who works to support families or individuals in setting and attaining their own goals. Through group activities, discussion, and reflection, we will explore topics such as cultural humility, empathy, and shared power. Participants will practice strengths-based communication skills and critical reflection. Both new and experienced providers will leave feeling empowered and re-energized about the important work they are doing with families.
This course will meet virtually via Zoom for four consecutive weeks and will use breakout rooms to allow for small group and partner interaction. Each Zoom session will be three hours long. Pre-course work and post-course discussion will take place in Temple Harrisburg's online learning management system, Canvas. Don't miss out on this excellent opportunity to practice engaging in an online environment!
Temple University Harrisburg is a national leader in the field of strengths-based practice, first with our Strengths-based Family Worker Credential, followed by our popular Strengths-based Leadership Certificate. We are excited to launch our Foundations of Strengths-based Practice workshop which is appropriate for anyone who provides direct services to individuals or families.
Participants will be able to
- Identify key elements of a strengths-based approach to human service work.
- Identify strengths in challenging situations.
- Demonstrate strengths-based communication skills such as reflection, active listening, and powerful questions.
- Discuss the impact of trauma.
- Describe how cultural humility relates to the help-giving field.
- Examine how bias could impact their work with families and individuals and identify strategies for addressing bias.
- Explain how policy, community, interpersonal, and individual factors impact well-being and propose strategies for reducing inequities
- Evaluate their current approach to identify areas of strength and opportunity as related to the strengths-based practice
Cancellation Policy: All cancellation requests must be in writing via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and received by the Temple University Harrisburg staff before becoming effective. Please note that if the registrant does not officially withdraw from a course and does not attend the course, the registrant is still responsible for payment.
Cancellations received ten (10) business days or more prior to the start of the scheduled course will be eligible for a full refund of fees paid.
Cancellations received nine (9) business days to one (1) business day prior to the start of the scheduled course will be subject to a cancellation charge of $10.00. Cancellations received less than one (1) business day prior to the start of the scheduled course will not be eligible for a refund.
If your agency registers 4 or more participants, you will receive an additional 15% off the discounted rate! Everyone MUST be registered together for the discount to be applied. This can be done during the registration process. Each person will need to have a profile created to complete the enrollments.
This course has been approved for 1.2 CEUs through Temple University Harrisburg.
Certificates documenting continuing education hours will be issued by Temple University Harrisburg. Participants must request these certificates through the CE request form/process listed below.
To obtain CEUS, please complete the following items:
- Pay the Continuing Education Fee of $20. (optional choice at check-out)
- Attend all 4 of the live Zoom sessions and complete Canvas prework as assigned.
- Complete the CE Request Form (click blue hyperlink)
- Complete the Course Evaluation - sent out after course completion. (include your name)
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Carolyn Truchon at email@example.com
To successfully complete the training and activities, the materials needed/recommended are:
- Computer/Laptop (recommend 5 yrs. old or newer)
- Processor: 2.4 GHz or faster
- 4 GB of RAM
- Operating System: Windows 10
- Internet connection (1.5 Mbps-ok; 5 Mbps- better)
- Audio equipment (i.e., computer speakers)
- Web Browser - Google Chrome, recommended
- Software - Microsoft Office and Adobe Reader
Basic Computer Proficiency
- Using a keyboard and mouse
- Selecting, copying, pasting text
- Sending and receiving email
- Saving and retrieving files in different formats (.docx, .pdf, .pptx., etc.)
- Using a text editor (changing fonts, inserting links, using spell check, etc.)
- Browsing for files to attach and upload
- Accessing the Internet using a web browser and resetting basic web browser settings (clearing cache/history, cookies, etc.)
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Foundations of Strengths-based Practice : Certificate
- SFW Credential : Certificate