Date: January 8, 2022
Location: Beijing, China, and virtual
What role can social workers and other human-service professionals play in expanding financial capability in mainland China?
Established in 2020, the Financial Social Work Commission of the China Association of Social Work Education operates as a hub for sharing research and insights into social work education strategies for improving the financial capability and developing the assets of vulnerable populations. To advance these priorities, the commission promotes training for social workers and other human-service professionals in the knowledge and skills required incorporate financial capability services into their practice.
This first national forum, one of several convened in conjunction with the annual meeting of the China Association of Social Work Education, featured contributions by Dr. Michael Sherraden, Dr. Margaret S. Sherraden, and Dr. Jin Huang.
Dr. Michael Sherraden, the George Warren Brown Distinguished University Professor and Founding Director of the Center for Social Development at Washington University, offered the keynote address.
Dr. Margaret S. Sherraden was featured in a panel on the translation of Financial Capability and Asset Building in Vulnerable Households (forthcoming in fall 2022). One of the textbook’s authors, Dr. Sherraden is Professor Emerita in the School of Social Work at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, Research Professor in the Brown School at Washington University, and an expert leading the Financial Capability and Asset Building initiative within the university’s Center for Social Development.
Dr. Jin Huang presented insights from a study on financial capability and asset building in the United States. An expert leading the Center for Social Development’s Financial Capability and Asset Building initiative in China, Dr. Huang is Professor in the School of Social Work at Saint Louis University, Research Associate Professor in the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.
The forum was organized by the Financial Social Work Commission of the China Council of Social Work Education, the Central University of Economics and Finance, the Shanghai Business College, the China Association of Social Work Education, and the Center for Social Development at Washington University.
Participation by Dr. Michael Sherraden, Dr. Margaret S. Sherraden, and Dr. Jin Huang, all affiliates of the Center for Social Development, was supported in part by funding from “Financial Capability Training for Social Service Professionals in China,” a grant from the U.S. Embassy Beijing.