The FSW Certificate Program is offered typically March-October. It is a virtual program comprised of 16 half-days from 1:00 to 4:30pm EST. Click here for more information on the FSW Certificate Program. To learn about the course content, dates, CEUs, cost, and application process at any time, please contact Dr. Christine Callahan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-706-7051.
Financial Social Work Certificate Program
As a non-social worker, I attribute so much of my work style and approach to working with clients to the Financial Social Work Certificate program. Not only did my FSW training provide me with the tools and skills needed to center financial capability and empathy in all of my programs and services, it also compelled me to process and formulate my own financial identity, and helped me to better articulate my lived experiences until I transformed them into professional strengths.
I have used the information obtained through the FSWI training to enlighten my workers on the stress that financial issues can have on a family and how it can manifest itself in other ways, such as child abuse and neglect. I have also provided pointers on how clients can maximize the community resources that are provided to supplement their income and reduce financial stress.