Show Me the Money: Why Financial Capability Matters for Social Workers and the Communities They Serve

Date: January 25, 2021
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: The Zoom link will be provided upon completion of the RSVP
Category: Lecture

The Wayne State University School of Social Work and Office of Continuing Education invites you to join us for the second virtual event in our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Series featuring keynote speaker Trina Shanks, Ph.D. on Monday, January 25, 2021 from 3 - 5 pm on Zoom. Shanks is currently the Harold R. Johnson Collegiate Professor and Director of Community Engagement at the University of Michigan School of Social Work as well as the founding Director of the Center for Family & Community Well-Being. Shanks also serves as one of three national co-leads for the Social Work Grand Challenge: Reduce Extreme Economic Inequality. Her research interests include the impact of poverty and wealth on child well-being, asset-building policy and practice across the life cycle, and community and economic development.

"Show Me the Money: Why Financial Capability Matters for Social Workers and the Communities They Serve" will explore financial capability - the knowledge of how to best manage money and the means to put that knowledge into practice. This discussion will encompass Shanks' knowledge and practice wisdom gained from over twenty years of practice and research in asset building and enhancing financial capability among low-income families. Attendees will be provided information on the principles of financial capability, asset building and how knowledge of these principles will facilitate social work knowledge and practice. Learn more - PDF Event Flyer

We request that all attendees complete the RSVP to obtain the Zoom link and pre-register for the 2 Social Work CEU's. The Zoom link will be provided upon completion of the RSVP.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: Two Social Work CEU's will be available as part of this event for a cost of $5. Pre-registration via the RSVP form is required. Those seeking to obtain the CEU's must complete the following:

  • Log in to the event by the 3 pm start and attend the full event
  • Complete the sign-in form posted to the event Zoom chatbox
  • Pass a short post-event quiz (link will be emailed after the event)
  • Complete the $5 payment (link will be emailed after the event) 

The CEU certificate will be emailed within 10 business days. For questions regarding CEU's contact ce_ssw@wayne.edu or 313-577-9348. 

STUDENT ATTENDANCE TRACKING: Would you like to give your students extra credit for attending this event? We will track their attendance for you! Instructors need to simply email their class roster(s) via Excel to Liz Kennedy by January 20, 2021. Social Work students needing to verify their attendance for extra credit must complete the following and verification will then be sent to your instructor after the event:

  • Log in to the event by the 3 pm start and attend the full event
  • Complete the sign-in form posted to the event Zoom chatbox
  • Pass a short post-event quiz (link will be emailed after the event)

For questions regarding student attendance tracking contact Liz Kennedy at elizabethkennedy@wayne.edu or 313-577-4400.

ACCOMMODATIONS: This event will be taped and posted to our WSU Social Work YouTube channel. Closed captions and alternate language subtitles, such as Spanish, will be available to viewers via YouTube. To request additional accommodations please contact Betsy Vanderstelt at fq0994@wayne.edu or 313-577-4464.

Contact

Betsy Vanderstelt
313-577-4464
fq0994@wayne.edu

Cost

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Audience

Academic staff, Alumni, Community, Current students, Faculty, Parents, Prospective students, Staff