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Strengths-Based Family Worker Credentials

A new professional training and credentialing program that is comprised of a competency-based curriculum. It is unique in its focus on the development and documentation of knowledge and skill through the portfolio.  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. Features of Strengths-Based Family Worker Credentials course:
  • Incorporates a variety of evidenced based training methodologies by trained community based family development instructors
  • Workers learn skills related to effective family engagement, effective communication, problem solving, action planning, cultural humility, critical thinking, reflection and evaluating performance
  • Skills are shared with those they help, supporting the development of skills in help seekers
  • Includes portfolio coaching by a trained Learning Coach
  • Allows for demonstration of core family worker skills
  • Assessment exam evaluates achievement of learning objectives
  • Credential issued by Temple University
  • Opportunity to earn 7 college credits, CEU’s and Act 48 hours
Here are a few module overviews:
  • Communication Skills For Strengths-Based Family Workers
  • Identify Your Culture and Organizational Culture
  • Strengths-Based Assessment and Measuring Progress
  • Developing Plans With Families
  • Identify Your Own Bias and Those of Customers
  • The Importance of Self Care: Stress Reduction, Support Systems
  • Poverty, Disparity, Impact of Policies and Procedures, Culturally Competent Organizations
  • Ethics, Professional Behavior, Boundaries, Appropriate Sharing of Information

Register

Please contact the GTI office to schedule at gti@shelteringarmsforkids.com or 404-523-9906.

Completed the course? Let us know what you think!

If you have completed the Strengths-Based Family Worker Credentials course offered through the Georgia Training Institute, we would love to hear your feedback and evaluation! Please click the link below to complete the survey/evaluation.