Building Relationships With Families Through Strengths-based Practice

Are your workers missing crucial strengths-based language and skills that are essential to empowering families? Are you struggling to remove the ingrained deficit language that keeps people from being their best selves? Are your families struggling to find hope in today's world?

We Have A Solution For You!

Our Strengths-based Family Worker Credential educates workers on the value of using the strengths-based language and provides the skills that assist them in making connections with families more meaningful through building trusting relationships. Our program educates workers on how to be culturally sensitive, collaborative, and self-reflective. Most importantly, workers learn how to use strengths-based practices that are used with helping families find hope and recognize their own independence and strengths. 

What's New?

We have recently updated and improved our curriculum to reflect evidence-based practices with a relationship-based and strengths-based focus while increasing its accessibility through flexible course designs, schedules, and formats.

Our newly enhanced and updated Credential for Strengths-based Family Worker Credential 2.0 is beneficial because:

  • Strengths based approaches are necessary to correct or counterbalance existing negative stereotypes.

  • Credentialed Strengths-based workers develop and demonstrate skills related to effective family engagement, effective communication, problem solving, action planning, cultural humility, critical thinking, reflection and evaluating performance.

  • Credentialed Strength-based staff improve outcomes for families through building trust and rapport that leads to building relationships. 

  • This program includes a process for continuing professional development and recertification.

Who Is It For?

Designed for helping professionals from a wide range of governmental, private, and non-profit organizations who are committed to working effectively with families.



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Credential Requirements

To obtain the SFW Credential, participants must complete the following components:

  • Foundations of Strengths-based Practice

  • 6 Core Content Courses

  • National SFW Credential Exam

  • SFW Practicum