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Perspective: What It Means to Be a Social Worker: Her World Woman of the Year Acceptance Speech
Nair, S. (2017, February). What it means to be a social worker: Her World Woman of the Year acceptance speech (CSD Perspective No. 17-12). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.
Research Brief: Coping With a Crisis: Financial Resources Available to Low- and Moderate-Income Households in Emergencies
Perantie, D. C., Roll, S. P., Oliphant, J. E., Guo, S., & Grinstein-Weiss, M. (2017, February). Coping with a crisis: Financial resources available to low- and moderate-income households in emergencies (CSD Research Brief No. 17-11). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.
Do Savings and Assets Reduce Need-Based Aid for Dependent Students?
Clancy, M., & Beverly, S. (2017). Do savings and assets reduce need-based aid for dependent students? (CSD Policy Brief 17-10). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.
The Impacts of Individual Development Accounts, Assets, and Debt on Future Orientation and Psychological Depression
Rohe, W. M., Key, C., Grinstein-Weiss, M., Schreiner, M., & Sherraden, M. (2017). The impacts of Individual Development Accounts, assets, and debt on future orientation and psychological depression. Journal of Policy Practice, 16(1), 24-45. doi:10.1080/15588742.2015.1125329
Financial Capability and Asset Building in Social Work Education
Frey, J. J., Sherraden, M. S., Birkenmaier, J., & Callahan, C. (2017). Financial capability and asset building in social work education. Journal of Social Work Education, 53(1), 79-83. doi:10.1080/10437797.2016.1256170
Financial Capability and Asset Building in the Curricula: Student Perceptions
Loke, V., Birkenmaier, J., & Hageman, S. A. (2017). Financial capability and asset building in the curricula: Student perceptions. Journal of Social Work Education, 53(1), 84-98. doi:10.1080/10437797.2016.1212751
Social Work’s Response to Poverty: From Benefits Dependence to Economic Self-Sufficiency
Gates, L. B., Koza, J., & Akabas, S. H. (2017). Social work’s response to poverty: From benefits dependence to economic self-sufficiency. Journal of Social Work Education, 53(1), 99-117. doi:10.1080/10437797.2016.1212752
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. (2017). Training social workers and human service professionals to address the complex financial needs of clients. Journal of Social Work Education, 53(1), 118-131. doi:10.1080/10437797.2016.1212753

​The HomeGrown STL Inaugural Summit, February 9 at the Brown School, drew about 120 people committed to improving the lives of black boys and young men in St. Louis City and County. 

​​Parents’ savings and assets are unlikely to jeopardize federal or state need-based aid for low- and moderate-income dependent college students, according to a new policy brief from the Center for Social Development. 

​Millions of low- and moderate-income Americans who claim certain tax credits will have to wait weeks longer than usual this year for their federal income tax refunds because of a new law aimed at reducing fraud.

​Families who get health insurance through the Affordable Care Act are significantly more likely to make their rent and mortgage payments than are those who remain uninsured, suggests a new study from the Center for Social Development and Olin Business School.

​The Journal of Social Work Education has posted its January issue with a special section on Financial Capability and Asset Building. The papers originated as part of the Center for Social Development’s April 2015 FCAB conference Financial Capability and Asset Building: Advancing Education, Research, and Practice in Social Work. 

​​Jason Q. Purnell, assistant professor in the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis and project director of For the Sake of All, the groundbreaking initiative on the health and well-being of African-Americans in St. Louis, was named the 2016 “Person of the Year” by The St. Louis American.