A program specialist from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and a senior consultant from ICF helped to lead a recent professional development workshop at the Brown School, “Behind on Bills: Tools to Help Your Clients Secure Greater Financial Well-Being.”
“Financial capability and asset building” is the theme of the 60th anniversary issue of Social Work. Articles by several researchers at the Center for Social Development were published in the October 2016 issue of the flagship journal of the National Association of Social Workers.
The Center for Social Development hosted a seminar this month for social workers and others from South Korea, part of a larger training program focused on developing financial capability for Korean youth.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 6 p.m. Reception and Policy Forum, 8 p.m. Debate Watch Party, Clark-Fox Forum, Hillman Hall, Brown School
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
Horwitz, S., & Briar-Lawson, K. (2017). A multi-university economic capability-building collaboration. Journal of Social Work Education, 53(1), 149–158. doi:10.1080/10437797.2016.1212750
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
Stuart, P. H. (2016). Financial capability in early social work practice: Lessons for today. Social Work, 61(4), 297–304. doi:10.1093/sw/sww047
West, S., & Friedline, T. (2016). Coming of age on a shoestring budget: Financial capability and financial behaviors of lower-income millennials. Social Work, 61(4), 305–312. doi:10.1093/sw/sww057
Peters, C. M., Sherraden, M. S., & Kuchinski, A. M. (2016). Growing financial assets for foster youths: Expanded child welfare responsibilities, policy conflict, and caseworker role tension. Social Work, 61(4), 340–348. doi:10.1093/sw/sww042
Banerjee, M. M. (2016). “We routinely borrow to survive”: Exploring the financial capability of income-poor people in India. Social Work, 61(4), 349–358. doi:10.1093/sw/sww045
Huang, J., Nam, Y., Sherraden, M., & Clancy, M. M. (2016). Improved financial capability can reduce material hardship among mothers. Social Work, 61(4), 313–320. doi:10.1093/sw/sww052
Bent-Goodley, T. B., Sherraden, M. S., Frey, J. J., Birkenmaier, J., Callahan, C., & McClendon, G. G. (2016). Celebrating six decades of social work and advancing financial capability and asset development. Social Work, 61(4), 293–296. doi:10.1093/sw/sww058
Abramovitz, M., & Sherraden, M. S. (2016). Case to cause: Back to the future. Journal of Social Work Education, 52(Suppl. 1), S89–S98. doi:10.1080/10437797.2016.1174638
We are pleased to share news from and highlight ongoing collaborations with our global partners the Centre for Social Development Asia, at the National University of Singapore, and the Centre for Social Development in Africa, at the University of Johannesburg.
February 22, 2016 from 11am to 5pm, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Nearly 50 scholars, educators, researchers and macro social work practitioners met in January in Washington, D.C., for the convening on Financial Capability & Asset Building: Moving Forward.
Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Council for Advancement and Support of Education, Washington, D.C.
Birkenmaier, J., Huang, J., & Kim, Y. (2015). Food insecurity and financial access during an economic recession: Evidence from the 2008 SIPP. Journal of Poverty, 20(2), 194–213. doi:10.1080/10875549.2015.1094767
Sherraden, M., & Sherraden, M. S. (2015). Toward productive research agendas in financial inclusion, security, and development. In L. Choi, D. Erickson, K. Griffin, A. Levere, & E. Seidman (Eds.), What it’s worth: Strengthening the financial future of families, communities and the nation (pp. 355–369). San Francisco, CA: Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and Corporation for Enterprise Development.
Sherraden, M. S., Huang, J., Frey, J. J., Birkenmaier, J., Callahan, C., Clancy, M. M., & Sherraden, M. (2015). Financial capability and asset building for all (Grand Challenges for Social Work Initiative Working Paper No. 13). Cleveland, OH: American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.
Sherraden, M. S., Birkenmaier, J., Rochelle, M., & McClendon, G. G. (2015). Financial capability and asset building in social work education: “The big piece missing?” (CSD Working Paper No. 15-44). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.
August 5-7, 2015, St. Louis, MO
Rochelle, M., McClendon, G., Brackett, M., Wright, M., & Sherraden, M. S. (2015). Adopting a financial capability and asset building curriculum at historically Black colleges and universities (CSD Working Paper No. 15-36). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.
Busette, C. (2015, April). How do norms inform our approach to financial empowerment? (CSD Perspective No. 15-28). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.
Birkenmaier, J., Sherraden, M. S., & Curley, J. (2013). Financial capability and asset development: Research, education, policy, and practice. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
People in the field of social work are crucial to broadening how to think about the poor and their financial decision making, Camille Busette, PhD, said in the keynote speech at the 2015 Convening on Financial Capability & Asset Building: Advancing Education, Research, and Practice in Social Work.
April 15-17, 2015, St. Louis, MO
Grinstein-Weiss, M. (2015, March 12). Statement given in Bridging the Gap: How Prepared Are Americans for Retirement? Hearing before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging (CSD Perspective No. 15-25). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.
Key, C., Tucker, J. N., Grinstein-Weiss, M., & Comer, K. (2015). Tax-time savings among low-income households in the $aveNYC Program. Journal of Consumer Affairs, 49(3), 498–518. doi:10.1111/joca.12070
Grinstein-Weiss, M., & Sherraden, M. S. (Eds.). (2015). Starting early for financial success: Capability into action [Special issue]. Journal of Consumer Affairs, 49(1).
March 17-19, 2015, Toronto, Ontario
March 10, 2015, 9:00 am
The Financial Capability & Asset Building initiative was highlighted Tuesday during a celebration showcasing four Washington University in St. Louis initiatives funded by a $5.3 million gift from Wells Fargo Advisors.
Sherraden, M. S., & Grinstein-Weiss, M. (2015). Creating financial capability in the next generation: An introduction to the special issue. Journal of Consumer Affairs, 49(1), 1–12. doi:10.1111/joca.12067
Morrow-Howell, N., & Sherraden, M. S. (Eds.). (2014). Financial capability and asset holding in later life: A life course perspective. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Many of the 40 million older adults in the United States are struggling financially. They lack the assets to see them through their later years, when they require more health care and other services than they expected.
“Financial Capability Practice” — a course based on the Center for Social Development’s new Financial Capability & Asset Building curriculum — begins in January at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work.
October 23, 2014, St. Louis, MO
One of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs believes a college education has a “multiplier” effect. Students learn material through coursework, and then go out into the world and apply that knowledge, in turn helping and teaching others.
May 12-15, 2014, St. Louis, Missouri
May 8-9, 2014, St. Louis, Missouri
May 13, 2013, Brown Lounge, Brown School
May 13-15, 2013, St. Louis, Missouri
Financial issues impacting families are receiving renewed attention and interest by scholars, practitioners and students. Unfortunately, social workers and other human service workers often lack preparation, knowledge and skills to tackle increasingly complex financial problems facing their clients.
February 12-13, 2013, St. Louis, Missouri
February 5-7, 2013, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
October 24-26, 2012, St. Louis, Missouri
Gail Hillebrand of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will visit the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, as part of the Center for Social Development’s Financial Capability Lecture Series.
Loke, V., Libby, M., & Choi, L. (2012, October). MY Path: An innovative initiative to increase financial capability among economically vulnerable youth (MY Path Research Brief). San Francisco: Mission SF Community Financial Center.