2013

Bolstering CAPTA Funding: An Incremental Approach to Fully Funding the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act [Discusses income requirements and other financial elements]
Co-authored by UMB's Branden McLeod - Clinical Instructor and Director of ReServe

October 31-November 3, 2013
CSWE Annual Program Meeting
Dallas, Texas
Abstract of Dr. Christine Callahan's accepted panel submission entitled: Social Work and Economic Empowerment: Financial Capability in the Classroom and Beyond
[PowerPoint Presentation from Event]

Financial Capability and Asset Building (FCAB) Curriculum: Key Components [PowerPoint]

September 11, 2013
The Maryland CASH Campaign and University of Maryland School of Social Work presented a workshop on the provider research study conducted as part of the Financial Stability Pathway (FSP) evaluation grant at NCTC’s March Forward conference in New Orleans, LA.

The presentation was entitled “Prove It: Partnering with Researchers to Make the Case for Capacity Building” and included Lara Henneman, Program Manager for Maryland CASH and Dr. Philip Osteen, Assistant Professor at University of Maryland School of Social Work. The national conference included practitioners from across the country that provide free tax preparation, financial education, and other financial stability services. For additional information on the FSP, please click the Research link.

June 28, 2013
“Social Works: How a Baltimore Network is Building a Pathway to Financial Stability”
In uncertain times, linked service delivery and resource-sharing between organizations can create a more supportive, local safety net that empowers clients to access services to meet their financial goals. The need for this is particularly critical in majority low-income cities like Baltimore, where one of every four residents lives below the poverty line and many teeter on the edge of self-sufficiency.

Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program, the Maryland CASH Campaign (Creating Assets, Savings, and Hope), and the University of Maryland School of Social Work hosted a webinar on June 28th to demonstrate how a network of financial stability organizations in Baltimore is approaching the need together, connected through smart referrals and evidence-based training in the basics of financial social work. See how online resources and in-depth training can empower your front-line service providers, and be among the first to hear results from a University of Maryland Study that shows that capacity building interventions can make a difference in the fight for financial stability.

Click here for a link to the webinar: http://www.assetplatform.org/UploadedFiles/Webinars/SocialWorks/lib/playback.html

Executive Summary of the Provider Study

April 9, 2013
UW-Madison Center for Financial Security Webinar

Presentation by Dr. Christine Callahan

Just Published! A new book entitled Financial Capability and Asset Development: Research, Education, Policy and Practice is now available from Oxford University Press -- http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/SocialWork/?view=usa&ci=9780199755950. It assembles the most current theoretical, research, policy and program developments in the field, and outlines pathways to integrate this needed skill set into the work of social workers with individuals, families, and communities. It was edited by Dr. Julie Birkenmaier, Dr. Margaret Sherraden, and Dr. Jami Curley, and contains a chapter featuring the UM SSW Financial Social Work Initiative.

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