Course Overview:

Embark on your journey toward a Credential in Strengths-based Family Worker with the Foundations of Strengths-based Practice course. This course serves as the initial step and you have the flexibility to take it as a standalone option or proceed to earn your full Credential.

Gaining proficiency in a strengths-based approach demands both compassion and expertise, and our Foundations of Strengths-based Practice workshop is crafted to nurture both. Tailored for professionals aiding families or individuals in defining and accomplishing their objectives, this immersive course offers a transformative learning experience.

Key Highlights:

● Interactive Learning: Engage in group activities, discussions and reflective sessions to explore topics like cultural humility, empathy and shared power.

● Communication Skills: Hone your strengths-based communication skills and critical reflection techniques.

● Virtual Environment: The course will be conducted virtually on Zoom over four consecutive weeks, providing breakout rooms for small group and partner interactions. Each Zoom session spans three hours.

● Online Platform: Access pre-course assignments and participate in post-course discussions through Temple Harrisburg's online learning management system, Canvas.

Who Should Attend:

Whether you're a newcomer or a seasoned professional, this workshop is for anyone providing direct services to individuals or families.

What Is Strengths-based Practice?

The strengths-based approach concentrates on the inherent strengths of individuals, families, groups and organizations and working collaboratively to achieve improved well-being and better outcomes. It works because the client is the agent of change! This highly interactive course provides the foundational knowledge and skills you need to practice in a strengths-based way.

Why Choose Temple Harrisburg for your SFW Training Program?

As a national leader in strengths-based practice, Temple Harrisburg has pioneered programs like the Strengths-based Family Worker Credential and the widely embraced Strengths-based Leadership Certificate. Choosing Temple Harrisburg is not just about learning; it's about experiencing a transformative educational journey that equips you with the tools and knowledge to excel in strengths-based practice.

Our courses are taught by experienced professionals who are experts in strengths-based practice. You'll benefit from their knowledge, practical insights and dedication to your learning.

Temple Harrisburg has a track record of success in strengths-based practice education. Many of our graduates have gone on to make a positive impact in their communities and you can be part of this success story.

Joining Temple Harrisburg means becoming part of a supportive and inclusive community. Connect with like-minded professionals and build a network that can enhance your career.

Learner Outcomes:

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.