NACSW Online Continuing Education

Understanding and Responding to the Needs of International Women, Wives, & Mothers
Length: 2 CEUs
Primary Audience:
  • Social workers
  • related professionals
  • clergy
  • students
  • Educators
Practice Level(s):
  • Basic
  • Intermediate

Training Format: Audio-Based
Number of CE Hours: 2.0

Cindy Sutter-Tkel, MSW 
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Course Outline

This training examines the complex lives of immigrant women in our communities and how to support them as they integrate into the fabric of American life. The training also discusses managing a culturally and religiously diverse group from a Christian perspective, parenting and marital values in other cultures and the use of a culturalgram as an assessment tool. The lives of diverse women will be introduced through case scenarios and a model of a program offering parenting and family support as well as a resource lending library will be shared. This training will also examine the use of the NASW Continuum of Cultural Competence.


  • Social Work Ethics, Values, and Professional Relationships
  • Direct Practice: Individuals, Couples, Families and Children
  • Direct Practice: Groups and Communities
  • Research and Practice with Ethnically Diverse Populations

Sample Content

Learning Objectives
As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

1. Understand and discuss issues facing international women leading to immigration and influencing marriage/parenting and apply a cultural gram to a case scenario to analyze/assess strengths/weaknesses of immigrant families.

2. Review and learn the NASW continuum of Cultural Competence.

3. Describe and plan a culturally appropriate parent/family life education and support model and design a plan to manage a culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse group.



Practicing social work for over 20 years, Cindy has a strong commitment to social justice issues. At Cedarville University as an Educator/Program director, Cindy became involved in leadership with Women of Vision, working on issues facing women in poverty both domestically and internationally. In her current Salvation Army position, she supports social service staff, many of whom are women from other countries.

CE Accreditation Information

NACSW, provider #1078, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), phone: 800-225-6880, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program valid 1/27/18 – 1/27/21. NACSW maintains sole responsibility for the program. The North American Association of Christians in Social Work (NACSW) is also recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0479. Social Workers will receive 2.0 continuing education clock hour(s) for participating in this training. It is the responsibility of participants to contact their licensing boards to verify that this training, as a distance education session, meets their jurisdictional standards for continuing education credit and/or licensure renewal.

Requirements for Earning Continuing Education Contact Hours

Requirements to earn continuing education contact hours for home-study courses include: a) engaging with all the required materials provided by this training; b) completing and submitting an on-line evaluation of this session; c) receiving a grade of 80% or better on the “open-book” post-workshop quiz. Session participants who meet these three requirements will receive a continuing education contact hour certificate from NACSW on-line immediately following their completion of this course.

Registration Fee and Refunds

The registration fee covers engaging in all the required materials provided by the on-line training as well as costs associated with maintaining the website which supports the training materials, as well as CE certificate administration. Refunds, minus a $25 administrative fee, are available upon request within 15 days of purchasing/enrolling in a training. No refunds or exchanges are available once the training quiz has been opened.

Grievance Procedure

Any individual who has a complaint regarding any aspect of this training should communicate in writing to the executive director of NACSW within 30 days after having completed the training. The executive director will conduct a review and respond in writing within 30 days of receiving this complaint. For more information, contact the NACSW office at or 203-270-8780.

Request for Accommodations

Please contact NACSW at, or 203.270.8780 if you would like to request a special accommodation.


Because this is a home study training session, there is no direct contact and/or communication between the individual taking this training and the session speaker. Interactivity for this training consists of the interaction between a person registered for this training session and the materials and content offered in this session.

Contact Information

If you have questions pertaining to the content of the training (session content, outline, content level, continuing education contact hours, etc.), contact or 203.270.8780. You will receive a response within 24 hours. If you are in need of technical support, send an email to You will receive a response from the program's technical support manager within 8 hours, 7 days a week.