Julie Birkenmaier, PhD, is a Professor of Social Work at Saint Louis University School of Social Work, College of Public Health and Social Justice.
Training, professional development, and certification for practitioners and programs.
Local, state, and national stakeholder networks that support and develop practitioner efforts.
Service delivery models and the underlying data systems that support them.
Margaret Sherraden, PhD, is a Professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and Research Professor at Washington University in St. Louis.
1 Stuart, P. (2013). Social workers and financial capability in the profession’s first half-century. In J. Birkenmaier, M. Sherraden, & J. Curley (Eds.), Financial capability and asset development: Research, education, policy, and practice (pp. 44-61). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
2 Addams, J. (1910). Twenty years at Hull-House with autobiographical notes. New York, NY: Macmillan, p. 111
3 Council on Social Work Education. (2015). Educational policy and accreditation standards for baccalaureate and master’s programs. Alexandria, VA: Council on Social Work Education. Retrieved from http://www.cswe.org/File.aspx?id=81660
4 Frey, J. J., Svoboda, D., Sander, R., Osteen, P., Callahan, C., & Elkinson, A. (2015). Social work practice with clients with financial difficulties: Evaluation of continuing education training on financial capability. Journal of Social Work Education, 51(3), 439–456.
5 Administration for Children and Families (2015). Building financial capability: A planning guide for integrated services. Washington, DC: ACF. Retrieved from http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ocs/resource/afi-resource-guide-building-financial-capability. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. (2015). Your money, your goals: A financial empowerment toolkit for social services programs. Washington, DC: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Retrieved from http://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/201407_cfpb_your-money-your-goals_toolkit_english.pdf
6 Birkenmaier, J., Sherraden, M. S., & Curley, J. (Eds.) (2013). Financial capability and asset development: Research, education, policy, and practice. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
7 Sherraden, M. (1991). Assets and the poor: A new American welfare policy. Armonk, NY: ME Sharpe. Birkenmaier, Sherraden, & Curley, 2013.
8 Scanlon, E. & Sanders, C. (2015). Applying direct practice theories and skills to financial capability and asset building. Paper presented at the convening on Financial Capability and Asset Building: Advancing Education, Research and Practice in Social Work, St. Louis, MO.
9 Sherraden, M. S., Birkenmaier, J. M., & Collins, J. M. (forthcoming). Financial capability and asset building in vulnerable households: Theory and practice. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
10 Sherraden, M. S., Huang, J., Frey, J. J., Birkenmaier, J., Callahan, C., Clancy, M., & Sherraden, M. (2015). Financial Capability and Asset Building for All. Grand Challenges Initiative, American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare. http://aaswsw.org/grand-challenges-initiative/
Christine Callahan is a research assistant professor with the Financial Social Work Initiative at the University of Maryland School of Social Work.
Jodi Jacobson Frey is an associate professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, School of Social Work where she chairs the Financial Social Work Initiative and Employee Assistance Program Sub-Specialization.
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Social workers are knowledgeable about economic inequality and skilled in counseling and accessing public benefits for low-income and financially vulnerable populations. However, they often are not fully prepared to integrate professional financial counseling and coaching into practice. Today, for example, the curricular standards for professional social work education include advancing “economic justice” and “economic well-being,” but do not mention “financial capability” and “financial well-being.”3 Most social workers learn on the job and through continuing education.4 In fact, recently, two federal agencies, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), began promoting financial capability training for workers in social service organizations.5 Despite promising developments, the social work profession should develop more education and training in financial social work.6
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