2023 Stories

November 2023: University of Maryland School of Social Work Awarded E-Nnovation Grant for Groundbreaking Financial Social Work Professorship.

April 2023: SSW Dean Judy L. Postmus, PhD, ACSW was featured on a live Ask Me Anything discussion on Reddit about financial and economic abuse in relationships.

2022 Stories

October 2022: The UMB Pulse podcast series featured School of Social Work Dean Judy L. Postmus, PhD, ACSW, discussing her work and research on preventing financial abuse in intimate relationships. The interview describes the various types of financial abuse, resources available, and research indicating the importance of addressing each client’s financial situation within service settings to empower survivors.

May 2022:  MSW student Jane Makori profiled FSWI for the student-lead publication The Disruptor in an article entitled “Finance as A Social Determinant of Health

May 2022: Dr. Julie Miller with MIT’s AgeLab was featured in AgeLab’s blog on her partnership with FSWI teaching a continuing professional education course on combatting financial fraud with elderly populations.

January 2022: FSWI collaborates with UMB and community partners on a $5 million three-year grant from JPMorgan Chase to develop a wealth continuum initiative in Baltimore called POWER.

2021 Stories

January 2021: M&T Bank Supports the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s Community Engagement Center with an investment in financial education and career readiness programming for the West Baltimore community. Free tax preparation and other financial well-being services will be provided by FSWI community partner the CASH Campaign of Maryland.

2020 Stories

December 2020: FSWI Chair Dr. Jodi Frey was featured in the article: A Wave of Woe Awaits - Bankruptcies on the Rise [Baltimore Magazine]

May 2020: FSWI is proud to recognize what these alum are doing to help clients and communities during the COVID-19 epidemic: Allison Deitz LMSW, MSW '18Robin McKinney, MSW '01 and Sara Johnson, MSW '02. [Wellness Wednesday]

April 2020: FSWI Steering Committee members Dr. Jodi Jacobson Frey (UMSSW Associate Professor and FSWI Chair), Jeffrey Anvari-Clark (UMSSW Adjunct Professor and Doctoral Candidate), and Sara Johnson (UMSSW Adjunct Professor and Co-Founder and COO of the CASH Campaign of Maryland) co-authored a blog discussing “Financial Apps in the Era of Coronavirus” in partnership with Psyberguide.

January 2020: FSWI Chair and UMSSW Associate Professor Dr. Jodi Jacobson Frey and FSWI Steering Committee member and UMB alum Holly Mirabella, JD, MSW, were quoted in an article: Millennials in Tough Position to Face Economic Downturn [Chicago Tribune]

2019 Stories

December 2019: FSWI offers congratulations to the CASH Campaign of Maryland on their opening of the CoLab. CASH CEO (and FSWI co-founder and UMSSW alum) Robin McKinney, MSW, was quoted in the Baltimore Sun: T. Rowe Price, CASH Campaign Join Forces in City to Encourage Entrepreneurship [Baltimore Sun]

April 2019: FSWI and CCCSMD Partner on Ground-Breaking Research to Tackle Problem Gambling [Press Release]

January 2019: FSWI is Celebrating Their 10th Anniversary [Connections Magazine, pages 8-10]

2018 Stories

‌February 2018: How The University of Maryland’s Initiative for Financial Social Work is Bringing Economic Security to Low-Income Families [Beth Kobliner]

2017 Stories

November 2017: FSWI Celebrates 10 Years [Press Release]

September 2017: FSWI Celebrates 10 Years [UMB News]

September 2017: Financial Social Work Education [Social Work Today]

March 22, 2017: FSWI Steering Committee member honored as Maryland's 2017 Financial Education and Capability Community Champion [Press Release]

March 20, 2017: Two visiting professors from Taiwan's Fu Jen Catholic University met with several School of Social Work and community officials, educators, and non-profit leaders to learn more about financial social work [Connections Magazine]

March 20, 2017:  Drs. Jodi Jacobson Frey and Christine Callahan were interviewed for an article on financial capability and asset building [Connections Magazine]

2016 Stories

December 2016: The Emotional Toll of Financial Stress [WYPR-FM's On the Record]

December 2016: Md. Nonprofit Addressing Link Between Financial Struggles, Emotional Health [The Daily Record]

October 2016: The Gray Gender Gap: Older Women Are Likelier to Go It Alone [New York Tmes]

October 2016: Celebrating Six Decades of Social Work and Advancing Financial Capability and Asset Development [Social Work]

October 2016: Taiwanese Delegation Visits SSW for Insights Into Financial Social Work [SSW News]

September 2016: Financial Social Work Education [Social Work Today]

September 2016: Valuing Financial Literacy [Social Work Today]

July 21, 2016: This Initiative That Helps Families Improve Their Finances Makes So Much Sense [Upworthy]

July 20, 2016: Nonprofit Guidewell Financial Solutions Offers Critical Advice on How to Prepare [Guidewell]

May 11, 2016:  University of Maryland, Baltimore and Guidewell Financial Solutions Announce New Financial Well-Being Partnership in West Baltimor [Guidewell]

April 29, 2016: SSW & OneMain Financial Explore Money Behavior [UMB News]

February 4, 2016: Profile of Tisa Silver Canady, Director, Financial Education and Wellness at the University of Maryland, Baltimore [Daily Record]

January 13, 2016: SunTrust Foundation Funding of Scholar, Fellow Strengthens UM SSW Financial Social Work Initiative‌ [UMB News]

January 1, 2016: Financial Social Work Initiative Gets Boost From SunTrust Foundation [UMB SSW Alumni Magazine Connections]

2015 Stories

November 24, 2015: Baltimore Collegetown Student Profile of Chloe Gudmundsson [Baltimore Collegetown Network]

August 28, 2015: International Delegation Visits UMB to Improve Financial Literacy [UMB Elm]

July 31, 2015: Thinking Money: Practical Solutions [Maryland Public Television/UMB Elm]

July 16, 2015:  Franklin Square Kids Learn Financial Literacy and Leap Into the Pool at URecFit  [UMB Elm]

February 17, 2015:  Financial Social Work [Commentary by SSW Dean Richard Barth on WYPR-FM]

January 26, 2015:  Christine Callahan Promoted to Research Assistant Professor

January 2015:  Tisa Silver Canady Receives Honor From Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition

2014 Stories

October 2014: SunTrust Foundation Endows Annual Scholarship at UM SSW; Takes Steps to Support Financial Social Work Initiative [UMB News]

September 7, 2014: The Task of a Social Worker [Baltimore Sun]

August 2014: The Formula for Family Stability [Baltimore Sun]

June 2014: Hrabowski Innovation Grant with UMBC [UMBC SW Newsletter]

March 2014: Financial Social Work Initiative Gains Momentum [UMB News]

February 2014:  Over One-Third of Maryland Households Are One Crisis Away from Financial Devastation

2013 Stories

September 2013: Financial Social Work By Ronald Hube, University of Maryland School of Social Work Alumni Magazine, Connections.

September 2013:  Financial Social Work: Advancing the Economic Stability and Capability of Individuals, Families, and Communities - in SocialWork Podcast Series with FSWI's Jodi Jacobson Frey and Robin McKinney

March 2013: Financial Education and Wellness Eases Transition From Classroom to Workplace [UM Voice]

January 30, 2013: Study: Nearly Half In U.S. Lack Financial Safety Net with Robin McKinney, Director of Maryland CASH Campaign [NPR Morning Edition]

2012 Stories

November 1, 2012:  Tisa Silver-Canady, assistant director for financial education and wellness at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, is interviewed on WEAA-FM in the segment, "Time Value of Life".

October 29, 2012: Tisa Silver-Canady, assistant director for financial education and wellness at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, is quoted in the Fox Business article, "IRA vs. 401(k): Which is Better for You?".

May 6, 2012:  Banks and Credit Unions to Offer Cash Prizes Under New Law

2011 Stories

December 13, 2011: Poverty: Understand - Assist - Give Hope [pdf of SSW's Connections Alumni Magazine]

December 13, 2011:Profile of Meg Woodside [pdf of SSW's Connections Alumni Magazine]

December 1, 2011: Card Game Draws Out Your Attitudes About Money

September 1, 2011: School of Social Work Brings Financial Literacy Concepts to Baltimore Classrooms

March 1, 2011:  Social Work Community Outreach Service Beats the Odds

2010 Stories

January 16, 2010: Social Workers Getting to the Roots of Debt [Mercy Corps]

2009 Stories

February 2, 2009: UMB Leading in Financial Social Work Education [UMB News]

2008 Stories

November 10, 2008: Social Workers Gear Up to Help Those With Financial Woes [Fox News]




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