Enabling felons who have completed their sentences to return to productive lives was the theme of a Congressional Briefing conducted online on December 2. The briefing was hosted by the Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy (CRISP) and the Center for Social Development. Moderated by Charles Lewis Jr. of CRISP, Undoing Racism by […]
Category: 2020 News
CSD Initiative Sends Volunteers to Monitor Polls on Nov. 3
Dozens of Brown School students, staff and faculty volunteered at polls across the St. Louis region November 3, helping voters to cast their ballots in what would turn out to be the largest vote total in U.S. history and the highest turnout rate since 1900.
As Korea Celebrates 10 Years of Asset-Building Policy, Sherraden Looks to the Future
Asset-building policies have taken root and are growing in countries across the globe, thanks in large part to strong international partnerships and applied social research. One robust example includes Korea, which marked a decade of asset building on November 12, 2020.
As nation struggles, conference sets sights on equity and financial inclusion
From across a nation struggling through the COVID-19 pandemic and a generally difficult year, over 150 scholars and practitioners gathered virtually on September 21 for “FCAB Policies: Race and Inequality in the COVID-19 Era,” Part 1 of the two-part convening “Financial Capability and Asset Building: Achievements, Challenges, and Next Steps.” They gathered to set an […]
CSD’s Trina Shanks Named to Endowed Professorship at the University of Michigan
Trina R. Shanks, a Center for Social Development faculty director and a Brown School alumnus, was installed September 30 as the Howard R. Johnson Collegiate Professor of Social Work at the University of Michigan School of Social Work.
With Historic Election Looming, McClendon, Bush, Jones Hold Voter March
On September 22, Gena McClendon, Cori Bush, Tishaura Jones, and others gathered for the John Lewis “Good Trouble” March to the Ballot Box.
Strategies for fostering full inclusion, building statewide CDA policies, and engaging communities among highlights at conference
What would it take to ensure that every child in every state has an account accumulating assets for education beyond high school? How would those assets shape the children and their families? State officials, researchers, nonprofit leaders, program managers, and funders gathered July 16 to take up those questions.
Sun Awarded Aron Doctoral Fellowship by NASW Foundation
Sicong (Summer) Sun, a PhD candidate at the Brown School, has been selected as the 2020-21 Jane B. Aron/Social Work HEALS Doctoral Fellow by the National Association of Social Workers Foundation.
Navigating Research during a Pandemic: Pioneering Study of Child Development Accounts Successfully Gathers Crucial Data
Thirteen years after they began, researchers in a landmark study of asset building in Oklahoma are poised to receive new information gathered despite obstacles posed by COVID-19.
Panel: Social Workers Can Make a Difference in a New Vision of Public Order
Four experts on policing told a congressional briefing on June 30 that the values and training of social workers can be useful tools in re-imagining the nation’s approach to public order and reducing racist violence of police. The online briefing, Black Lives Matter: Social Work and the Future of Policing, was sponsored by the Congressional […]
Zeng, Despard and Fox-Dichter receive award from National Endowment for Financial Education
In May, the National Endowment for Financial Education honored CSD Research Associate Yingying Zeng with an award for “Workplace Financial Counseling: Credit Outcomes Among Lower-Paid, Entry-Level Workers,” a paper she wrote with Mathieu Despard and Sophia Fox-Dichter. Zeng has been working on financial well-being issues since she came to the United States in 2015. As […]
New study examines black male youth reactions to social media videos of community violence
Negative emotional responses tied to identity of the perpetrator.
A Lesson from the Great Recession: Child Development Accounts Can Work in the Wake of COVID-19
The report summarizes findings and recommendations from CDA research to inform policymakers and practitioners operating or considering CDAs in the midst of the COVID-19 health and economic crisis.
Native Asset Building Coalition Details the Growth of Children’s Savings Initiatives in Tribal Communities
The Oklahoma Native Assets Coalition Inc. (ONAC) has released its Native Children’s Savings Initiative in the United States report.
New Book Charts Global Progress of Child Development Accounts
Nearly 30 years after the publication of Michael Sherraden’s seminal Assets and the Poor, Child Development Account (CDA) policies and programs are emerging across the globe. Now, a new book edited by Jin Huang, Li Zou and Sherraden showcases the global context of those advancements.
For Black History Month, McClendon Highlights Voting Rights at Numerous Events
With the presidential election looming this year, voting is as important as ever. For Black History Month, Gena Gunn McClendon, director of CSD’s Voter Access and Engagement initiative, participated in numerous events to discuss voter suppression and the crucial importance of the black vote.
In Landmark Publication, Sherraden and Colleagues Laud Partnership between Washington University and Universities in China
In 2018, China celebrated its 30th anniversary of the re-establishment of social work in the country. Both that year and in 2019, Center for Social Development (CSD) Director Michael Sherraden provided keynote addresses for conferences at Peking University (PKU) in Beijing. Emphasizing the importance of longstanding partnerships between Washington University and China, Sherraden said they […]
Center for Social Development study nominated for “Best Paper” award
A study from the Center for Social Development’s SEED for Oklahoma Kids (SEED OK) experiment has been nominated for an award given to the best paper published in the Journal of Consumer Affairs.
CSD’s Margaret Sherraden inducted into American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare
Sherraden was among 19 fellows inducted into the academy on Jan. 17, 2020.
Missouri considers a Child Development Account for every newborn
CSD research and expertise shape proposal for a universal policy in the Show-Me state.
Missouri coalition sets sights on Child Development Accounts for all state newborns
An expanding partnership is pursuing legislation for Missouri children in 2020.
Singapore’s Financial Capability and Asset Building Project Expands to Nationwide Scale
Singapore initiated training in Financial Capability and Asset Building in 2017. It is kicking off its third phase: expanding to a nationwide scale.