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Does psychological well-being affect how financially capable and confident people feel and how they are able to manage their finances--and vice versa? In other words, if you feel better emotionally, will you do better with your finances, and if you do better with your finances, will you feel better emotionally? What happens when either or both suffers, and how do helping professionals assess and assist? Using data from nationally representative surveys within the social sciences helps social workers and other helping professionals understand the psychological and financial realities that individuals and families in the U.S. face.

Thinking Money: The Psychology Behind our Best and Worst Financial Decisions, a film screening and a moderated panel discussion presented by OneMain Financial. Wednesday, April 27, 2016, SMC Campus Center at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. 5:30 - 8:30 PM. Free.

The FSWI staffed a table at UMB's Spring Community Festival on April 16, 2016.  In the picture below, FSWI's Christine Callahan, left, and UMB President Jay Perman, right, talked with Maryland Governor Hogan's wife, Yumi Hogan, about financial social work. 

Drs. James Kunz (McDaniel College) and Christine Callahan (UMSSW) presented an oral paper on "Psychosocial Well-Being and Financial Capability" at the BPD Annual Conference, which was held March 30-April 3, 2016, in Dallas, Texas. View the abstract: Psychosocial Well-Being and Financial Capability

Drs. Carolyn Tice (UMBC) and Christine Callahan and Sally Hageman, MSW, presented their paper "Financial Capability from Students' Perspectives" at the BPD Annual Conference, which was held March 30-April 3, 2016, in Dallas, Texas. View the abstract: Financial Capability from Students' Perspectives

F‌amily Stability Program Brooklyn hosted a two-part workshop series on energy saving facilitated by Watts Watchers for our families and the Brooklyn-Curtis Bay community (shown here). February 10 was the final workshop and 15 families attended. Energy saving tips, goodies and certificates were doled out readily. They are now prepped and ready to save money and our planet.

A Second Convening on Financial Capability and Asset Building (FCAB): MOVING FORWARD was held at SSWR's 2016 Annual Conference in Washington, DC, on January 14, 2016.



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