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CSD NEWS
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 a photo album online from the September 14-16 Grand Challenges conference "Social Innovation for America's Renewal." 

​​U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) sent a video to welcome the more than 250 attendees of the Grand Challenges for Social Work policy conference, “Social Innovation for America’s Renewal.” 

​More than 250 experts, advocates, and leading academics from all over the United States converged on the Brown School of Social Work, 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 for a conference to hammer out constructive solutions to pressing social issues facing the country and the next administration.