Episode 126 - Dr. Jodi Jacobson Frey and Robin McKinney: Financial Social Work: Advancing the Economic Stability and Capability of Individuals, Families, and Communities

Monday, September 02, 2013, 10:02:28 AM

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In this episode, our guests Dr. Jodi Jacobson Frey and Robin McKinney discuss their work with the Financial Social Work Initiative at the University of Maryland School of Social Work and the Maryland CASH Campaign. They discuss how social workers can work to improve and sustain clients’ financial capability, while collaborating with community members and professionals from a variety of disciplines, to improve economic conditions for individuals and communities through direct practice, advocacy, policy development, and research.

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Average Rating: 4stars  money talk, Friday, January 10, 2014

By Sally Cisek :

This podcast provides a good review of the rationale and application of financial skills training for social workers. We will never be able to charge for the provision of financial skills but working them into our sessions as relevant will enhance our value to clients. Some specific examples of the help clients need would have been useful.

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Average Rating: 5stars  my new favorite episode, Friday, September 27, 2013

By Jonathan Singer :

This is my new favorite episode of inSocialWork. I can't imagine anyone could listen to this episode and not have a richer appreciation for the value of including financial ideas into social work education. Jodi Jacobson Frey and Robin McKinney provide the perfect balance of academic and practical insight. If you are a professor, this episode will give you an idea of how financial social work might be integrated into the curriculum. If you are a practitioner you'll walk away with new ideas for how to think about the role of finances in your life and your clients' lives. I'd recommend this to all of my foundation year students. Engaging and informative. Nicely done y'all!

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