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
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.