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CEU Workshop: Financial Social Work: A Key Player in the Behavioral Healthcare Team

Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Add to my calendar


$20 alumni, $25 non-alumni, $5 students

Matthew L. Schwartz

Sarah Watson, (716) 645-1259 (sjwatson@buffalo.edu)

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Login/Check-in: 5:50-6:00 p.m.

Finances are an area of utmost importance in all our lives: finances determine whether individuals feel secure in housing; with belongings; and have access to healthcare, goods, and services in day-to-day lives (Center for Financial Social Work, 2021). Transgenerational financial trauma, transgenerational financial theft, and disenfranchisement have negatively impacted marginalized communities within the United States, and often around the world. Yet, few social workers feel prepared to discuss finances with their clients, or even know where to begin when addressing client’s financial behavioral healthcare needs (Wolfsohn & Schwartz, 2021). Financial Social Work has been around for twenty-five years as a sub-field of Social Work and exists to address the unique behavioral healthcare needs of our clients within the financial sphere of their lives. The purpose of this presentation is to introduce social workers to the history, field and practice of Financial Social Work (FSW); to utilize a financial social work assessment tool; and to provide real world examples and tools for talking about money with clients.

New York Social Work Contact Hours:
NYSED LMSW & LCSW contact hours are being provided through the University at Buffalo School of Social Work’s Office of Continuing Education. This Office is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0001. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 1.5 live online contact hours are approved.

ADA Accommodations:
This event will be live closed captioned.