Pennsylvania Oversight Moved to Temple:
Over the past five years The Community Action Association of Pennsylvania [CAAP] and Temple University Harrisburg [TUH] have been partners. Recently CAAP and TUH have collaborated to change the relationship that we have enjoyed. Oversight of the Credential for Strengths-based Family Workers (SFW) Training and Credentialing has now transferred to Temple University Harrisburg. CAAP will no longer be the state coordinating entity. We have together determined that this transfer will serve to further strengthen the program that has proven to be beneficial to so many.
The current Pennsylvania State Coordinator, Myka Piatt, has joined the TUH team as of September 1, 2013 where she will continue to lead the oversight of the PA SFW program.
For questions about the Credential for Strengths-based Family Workers (SFW) please contact Myka Piatt at email@example.com or 717-221-1699.
New Class: Starting October 28, 2014 at Temple University, Fort Washington Campus
Dates: 10/28/2014 - 05/19/2015 (Exam Date: 06/30/2015)
Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Lunch on your own)
Cost: $1500.00 (includes materials)
How do I get involved: Please contact Myka Piatt at Temple University Harrisburg for more information and a complete syllabus: firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-221-1699.
You can get additional information about the class by scrolling to the end of the page or going to the following link:
You can register for the class by going to the following link:
SFW General Information:
Marketing Family Development Trainings
Dr. Betsy Crane provides some guidance for marketing the training program in your community.
Instructor Commitment Form
Following an Instructors Academy or recertification, instructors should complete this form and send to Myka Piatt at Temple University Harrisburg 243 Strawberry Square Harrisburg, PA 17101 or email@example.com.
Learning Coach Commitment Form
Following an Learning Coach Training or recertification, learning coaches should complete this form and send to Myka Piatt at Temple University Harrisburg 243 Strawberry Square Harrisburg, PA 17101 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PA SFW Program Forms:
Time Line for Submission of Forms – SFW in 10 Steps
This is an overview of the steps an Approved Provider takes in order to start an SFW class. The document includes a list of the forms to be submitted to Temple University Harrisburg, with information regarding when each set of documents are to be submitted.
Notice to Start
Prior to an SFW class beginning in Pennsylvania, the Notice to Start along with a $200 Class Fee, is sent to Temple University Harrisburg. The form should be submitted no later than 30 days prior to class beginning.
Initial Participant List
Within 30 days of the SFW class start date, an Initial Participant List is sent to Temple University Harrisburg. This should be emailed to email@example.com.
Attendance and Participation Guidelines
This is a sample attendance and participation policy which Approved Providers can adapt to fit their needs. Approved Providers are bound to the SFW attendance policy found in the Policies and Procedures found in the Approved Provider Agreement. Approved Providers may impose attendance guidelines that are more strict than the state guidelines.
Request for Exam and Portfolio Review
This form is used to request the exam and to submit the worker portfolios. To ensure your requested exam date, this form and the worker portfolios must be received by Temple University Harrisburg 15 days prior to the exam date.
Final Feedback Form
The Final Feedback completed by students on the final day of class and should submitted to Temple University Harrisburg with the portfolios.
Final Participant List
The Final Participant List should be sent to Temple University Harrisburg along with the portfolios. This list should have the list of participants who have completed the classroom training and will be taking the exam. The Final Participant List should also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Temple University Harrisburg Forms for Offering CEUs and Act 48:
TUH Guidelines for Offering Additional Credits
Please review this form for information about Act 48 hours and CEUS
Act 48 Survey-Professional Dev-PDE3527_student
Act 48 Reporting Form_student
Transcript Request Forms:
Directions for Transcript Request
Please review these instructions prior to completing the transcript request forms in order ensure your request will be processed! You will be submitting two forms and payment to Temple University Harrisburg (fax to Andrea Warner at Temple University Harrisburg 717-221-1634), who will forward to Excelsior College for transcript
Continuing Education Credit for SFW/LSFW Request Form
This form will be distributed and collected at the exam. SFW graduates are encouraged to complete the form and send via fax to Andrea Warner at Temple University Harrisburg 717-221-1634.
Excelsior Transcript Service Application Form
This is the first of the two forms that must be completed and forwarded to Temple in order for SFW graduates to receive a transcript showing 7 hours of credit from Excelsior College for completing the SFW course.
Excelsior Official Transcript Request Form
This is the second of two forms that must be completed and forwarded to Temple in order for SFW graduates to receive official transcript that can be sent to your college or employer. You must complete one form for EACH official transcript you request.
New SFW Course - Fort Washington Campus