Council on Social Work Education Annual Meeting, October 23-26, 2014, Tampa, FL
Paper: "Training Human Service Providers to Address the Complex Financial Concerns of Clients" was presented by Drs. Karen Hopkins, Philip Osteen, and Christine Callahan.

A meeting of the FCAB social work research group took place at CSWE on Thursday, October 23, 2014.  In addition, a "think-tank" session on Financial Self-Efficacy for BSW Students was hosted by Drs. Carolyn Tice and Christine Callahan, and UM SSW doctoral student Sally Hageman.

Common Cents Conference
September 9 & 10, Double Tree Hotel, Wisconsin Ave., Washington, DC
Several representatives from the School of Social Work presented papers at the 2014 Common Cents Conference, focused on financial issues facing people living in Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia and West Virginia. Presenters included Dr. Jodi Jacobson Frey (faculty), Rebecca Davis (staff), Sally Hageman (doctoral student), Maurice Mayo (MSW student), and Robin McKinney (alumna). Topics presented included financial stability research in community programs, financial empowerment with VITA clients, and how to improve your organizational profile with funders and the general public. To see all of the abstracts for the presentations, please visit

May 8, 2014 2 - 3 PM
WEBINAR: Linking Service Delivery and Resources: How a Baltimore Network is Building Pathways to Financial Stability
In uncertain times, linked service delivery and resource-sharing among organizations can create a more supportive, local safety net that empowers clients to access services to meet their financial goals and build assets. There is an even greater need for this type of coordination in majority low-income cities like Baltimore, where one in every four residents lives below the poverty line and many teeter on the edge of self-sufficiency.

Please join the Asset Funders Network, Maryland CASH Campaign (Creating Assets, Savings, and Hope), and the University of Maryland School of Social Work for a webinar on May 8th from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST to learn how a network of financial stability organizations in Baltimore is collaboratively improving the financial lives of residents by connecting through smart referrals and evidence-based training in the basics of financial social work.

Attendees will learn about the Financial Stability Pathway Project and hear results from a just released study demonstrating client improvements from these capacity building interventions. The study captured the financial needs, behaviors, and preferences of low-income Baltimore City residents over a 9 month period. Be among the first to hear the results of the client study!

March 10, 2014 Film Screening Event




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