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.
The Pivotal Role of Human Service Practitioners in Building Financial Capability
Watson Grote, M. (2018, May). (CSD Perspective No. 18-20).
Policy Recommendations for Expanding Access to Banking and Financial Services
Friedline, T., Despard, M. R., & Birkenmaier, J. (2018, May). (Grand Challenges for Social Work initiative Policy Brief No. 11-4).
Policy Recommendations for Helping U.S. Households Build Emergency Savings
Despard, M. R., Friedline, T., & Birkenmaier, J. (2018, May). (Grand Challenges for Social Work initiative Policy Brief No. 11-3).
Policy Recommendations for Financial Capability and Asset Building by Increasing Access to Safe, Affordable Credit
Birkenmaier, J., Despard, M. R., & Friedline, T. (2018, May). (Grand Challenges for Social Work initiative Policy Brief No. 11-2).
Faculty Perspectives on Financial Capability and Asset Building in Social Work Education: A Research Report
Sherraden, M. S., Huang, J., Johnson, L., Dore, P. Birkenmaier, J., Loke, V., & Hageman, S. (2018). (CSD Research Report No. 18-14)
Build the Village that Raises the Child
HomeGrown STL. (2018, March). (CSD Conference Report 18-10)
Taking Child Development Accounts to Scale: Ten Key Policy Design Elements
Sherraden, M., Clancy, M., & Beverly, S. (2018). (CSD Policy Brief 18-08)

​The Brown School is providing national leadership on the Grand Challenges for Social Work. We feature four webinars: an overview of the Grand Challenges, and discussions of three specific challenges.

​​About 50 researchers, practitioners, policymakers and funders gathered for an invitation-only meeting in Washington, D.C., to discuss how to advance the field of Child Development Account programs.

​To celebrate Financial Capability Month, the Center for Social Development and the Center for Household Financial Stability convened a forum, “Coin a Better Future: Reaching Out to Financially Vulnerable Families.”

​A new 115-page community-driven report on segregation and housing in St. Louis was released this week by local partners in the fields of public health, law, fair housing and community development.

The annual cost of childhood poverty in the United States is more than $1 trillion, according to a new study by Michael McLaughlin and Mark R. Rank.

Brown School of Social Work alumna Charita L. Castro-Gonzalves, MSW '99, will return to St. Louis as the featured speaker for the Brown School Recognition and Hooding Ceremony on Thursday, May 17.
“In addition to being an internationally renowned scholar of social and economic development, Professor Grinstein-Weiss is an influential and truly significant leader in health behavior change,” said Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton.