Students who experience violence/abuse have lower GPAs than those who do not. Read more.
Most economic well-being measures ignore long-term priorities like saving for retirement and children's college education. Read more.
SEED for Oklahoma Kids is the first experiment examining the impact of CDAs on parental educational expectations for young children. Read more.
From Mass Incarceration to Effective and Sustainable Decarceration: Conference Report
Pettus-Davis, C., Epperson, M. W., & Grier, A. (2016). From mass incarceration to effective and sustainable decarceration: Conference report (CSD Conference Report No. 16-43). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.
Social Work’s Response to Poverty: From Benefits Dependence to Economic Self-Sufficiency
Gates, L. B., Koza, J., & Akabas, S. H. (2016). Social work’s response to poverty: From benefits dependence to economic self-sufficiency. Journal of Social Work Education. Advance online publication. doi:10.1080/10437797.2016.1212752
A Multi-University Economic Capability-Building Collaboration
Horwitz, S., & Briar-Lawson, K. (2016). A multi-university economic capability-building collaboration. Journal of Social Work Education. Advance online publication. doi:10.1080/10437797.2016.1212750
Training Social Workers and Human Service Professionals to Address the Complex Financial Needs of Clients
Frey, J. J., Hopkins, K., Osteen, P., Callahan, C., Hageman, S., & Ko, J. (2016). Training social workers and human service professionals to address the complex financial needs of clients. Journal of Social Work Education. Advance online publication. doi:10.1080/10437797.2016.1212753
Financial Capability and Asset Building in the Curricula: Student Perceptions
Loke, V., Birkenmaier, J., & Hageman, S. A. (2016). Financial capability and asset building in the curricula: Student perceptions. Journal of Social Work Education. Advance online publication. doi:10.1080/10437797.2016.1212751
Unmarried Mothers and Children's Social-Emotional Development: The Role of Child Development Accounts
Huang, J., Kim, Y., Sherraden, M., & Clancy, M. M. (2016). Unmarried mothers and children's social-emotional development: The role of Child Development Accounts. Journal of Child and Family Studies. Advance online publication. doi:10.1007/s10826-016-0551-1
Fair Housing and Inclusive Communities: How Can Social Work Move Us Forward?
Metzger, M. W., & Khare, A. T. (2016). Fair housing and inclusive communities: How can social work move us forward? (CSD Working Paper No. 16-36). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.
Financial Capability in Early Social Work Practice: Lessons for Today
Stuart, P. H. (2016). Financial capability in early social work practice: Lessons for today. Social Work. Advance online publication. doi:10.1093/sw/sww047

​​The American Academy of Social Work & Social Welfare has developed a list of 12 questions for candidates for president, Congress, and state and local offices. The questions stem from work at the Grand Challenges policy conference.

​Students who come out of college with debt — especially larger amounts — are more likely to face hardship and financial difficulty during their lives, finds a new study from the Center for Social Development.

We now have an album of more than 130 photos from the September 14-16 conference "Social Innovation for America's Renewal." Please feel free to use a few to spread the news about the Grand Challenges for Social Work!

​​U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) sent a video to welcome and encourage the more than 250 attendees of the Grand Challenges for Social Work policy conference, “Social Innovation for America’s Renewal,” September 14-16 at the Brown School of Social Work. Please click on the headline above to go to the video.

​More than 250 experts, advocates, and leading academics from all over the United States this week converged on the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis, outlining a comprehensive range of solutions to some of the most pressing issues facing the nation and the next administration.

​National experts, advocates and leading academics will gather at Washington University in St. Louis on Sept. 14-16 as part of a policy conference designed to hammer out constructive solutions to pressing social issues facing the country and the next administration.The conference, “Social Innovation for America’s Renewal,” will tackle issues facing the presidential and other campaigns this fall.