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New Webinar: Help Clients Escape Economic Abuse #WhyIStayed

New Webinar: Help Clients Escape Economic Abuse #WhyIStayed

Thursday, Oct 30th at 2:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM PT

This webinar is completely free and registrants will receive a recorded video of the presentation!

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October is recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month and provides the opportunity to shine a light on this often hidden but not so secret problem. Domestic violence/intimate partner abuse is defined as physical, sexual, or psychological harm caused by a current or former partner/spouse.

“Economic Abuse” is an additional and major component of this problem. It is used by abusers to limit and control a partner or spouse’s access to financial resources. Its goal is to keep a partner/spouse financially dependent and unable to leave the relationship. Too often, economic abuse limits victims to choosing between staying in the abusive relationship or facing financial hardship, extreme poverty and homelessness.

This webinar will offer specific tools, methods and insight for addressing the challenges and issues of economic abuse. The goal of this free training session is to help and support everyone who works with (or who is) a victim, survivor, friend, family or colleague of someone experiencing domestic and economic abuse.

Topics of Discussion

  • The Basics of Economic Abuse.
  • Why Financial Abuse Matters.
  • The Three Forms of Economic Abuse.
  • How Prevalent Financial Abuse Is.
  • How to Assess Clients for Economic Abuse.
  • How to Help Victims of Financial Abuse.

Guest Presenter

Amanda M Stylianou, MSW, LCSW, PhD(C)

Amanda M Stylianou, MSW, LCSW, PhD(C)

Amanda M Stylianou, MSW, LCSW, PhD(C), is the Director of Research and Evaluation at Safe Horizon in NYC and a doctoral candidate at Rutgers University School of Social Work. Ms. Stylianou is an expert in the topic of economic abuse among interpersonal relationships. Safe Horizon’s mission is to provide support, prevent violence and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities.

Webinar Recording: Financial Social Work Certification 3.0 Launch

Originally recorded on Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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The Center for Financial Social Work launched our newly updated Financial Social Work Certification Program at this special event. The updated certification program, Financial Social Work Certification 3.0, is beautifully formatted and includes the most current financial information and approaches for engaging clients on the journey to financial behavioral change.

Topics Discussed

Register for this free webinar and learn more about the upcoming updates to the Financial Social Work Certification Program.

  • New additions and changes to the certification program materials.
  • How the certification has been updated to meet today’s new realities.
  • Overview of the new client exercises and strategies.
  • Chance at winning one of the many giveaways listed below.
  • About limited time “Special Discount” pricing.

Giveaway Winners

Thanks to everyone who registered and attended our FSW 3.0 Launch Event. You made it very special. The event included quite a few giveaways so we wanted to let everyone know who the winners were.

Remember you can still save $100 off the cost of the the Financial Social Work Certification until Tuesday, October 7th with Promo Code FSW3100.

Three Financial Social Work Certifications

  1. Brenda Harris
  2. Deree Vance
  3. Latoya Jones

Ten Financial Social Work T-Shirts

  1. Lydia Walker
  2. Nancy Bumpus
  3. Linda Ware
  4. Beth Raines
  5. Raquel Alcala
  6. Rosemary Colon
  7. Vanessa Wallace
  8. Danielle Wonderly
  9. Carmen Brown
  10. Carla McNeil

Ten Financial Social Work Tote Bags

  1. Sheryl Glass
  2. Emily Oaks
  3. Asaati Ahmad
  4. Karen DeGrasse
  5. Melanie Eaton
  6. Carol Henning-Franczyk
  7. Gaber Fawzi Mohamed Hassan
  8. Nicole Hughes
  9. Lavonda Daniels
  10. Maria Ayala

Enroll Today and Save $150 With Coupon Code FSW3150

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Save $150 now and until Tuesday, September 30th when you enter FSW3150 at checkout!

Get Certified!

To celebrate the forthcoming launch of our latest certification program update, Financial Social Work Certification 3.0, we are offering a limited time discount. Now through Tuesday, September 30th, use coupon code FSW3150 at checkout to save a whopping $150 off the total price of the certification program.

Enroll today and you will automatically be upgraded to receive the new 3.0 certification materials when it launches on Tuesday, September 30th! Enroll today and save big!

New Giveaway: Financial Social Work Certification Enrollment

To celebrate the forthcoming launch of our latest certification program update, Financial Social Work Certification 3.0, we are hosting another amazing free giveaway! Fill out the form to the right and enter to win one of three enrollments into the Financial Social Work Certification Program!

What’s Included?

This new version is beautifully formatted and includes all of the important psychosocial components and favorite client activities and exercises of past certification versions. In addition, it explains the newest financial topics, including EVM credit card technology, prepaid debit cards, general purpose reloadable cards [GPRs], student debt, and much more. Other important additions focus on FSW’s research based “best practice” methods in financial education and financial therapy today.

Also new in this update are strategies aimed at helping clients with unsteady/fluctuating income, the five stages of Prochaska, DiClemente & Norcross’ Transtheoretical Model of Behavioral Change and specific guidance on what strategies to employ to meet your clients where they are in terms of their readiness to change and much, much more.

The vast amount of financial information available today prompted us to expand the certification program with four (4) new appendixes. Each is filled with the best apps, articles and video resources for additional in-depth learning on all certification topics.

Each enrollment is a $495 value.

Enter Now!

We welcome both professionals and individuals who are motivated in improving their own financial literacy and that of their clients, friends, and/or family to enter!

The giveaway starts right now and closes on Monday, September 29th at 4:00 PM ET / 1:00 PM PT – a day before our special FSW 3.0 launch event!

Financial Social Work Certification Program - Workbook 1 Cover

Financial Social Work Certification Program - Workbook 5 Cover


New Webinar: Financial Social Work Certification 3.0 Launch – Special Event

Center for Financial Social Work logo

Tuesday, Sept 30 at 2:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM PT

This webinar is completely free and registrants will receive a recorded video of the presentation and be entered to win one of our many giveaways!

Register Now!

The Center for Financial Social Work will launch our newly updated Financial Social Work Certification Program at this special event. The updated certification program, Financial Social Work Certification 3.0, is beautifully formatted and includes the most current financial information and approaches for engaging clients on the journey to financial behavioral change. You don’t want to miss this special event to learn more about the updated program and a chance at winning one of many giveaways!

Registration is completely free, register today!

Topics Discussed

Register for this free webinar and learn more about the upcoming updates to the Financial Social Work Certification Program.

  • New additions and changes to the certification program materials.
  • How the certification has been updated to meet today’s new realities.
  • Overview of the new client exercises and strategies.
  • Chance at winning one of the many giveaways listed below.
  • About limited time “Special Discount” pricing.

Giveaways

Registrants will also be entered to win one of several prizes.

  • One of 3 FREE Enrollments into the FSW Certification Program.
  • One of 10 FSW Tote Bags.
  • One of 10 FSW T-Shirts.

Speakers

  • Reeta Wolfsohn, CMSW, the founder of Financial Social Work, will share with you why Financial Social Work 3.0 is so important and exciting.
  • Dorlee Michaeli, MBA, LMSW, the Financial Social Work Consultant who lead the Financial Social Work Certification 3.0 update.

A New Financial Social Work Certification Coming Soon!

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In the fast paced digital age and post “Great Recession” era, financial change is constant. Some changes benefit consumers; others definitely do not. Regardless of their merit, these changes impact everyone’s life, so it is important to know what they are and how they affect you and your clients.

Financial Social Work Certification 3.0

This new era is why the Center for Financial Social Work will soon release a major new update for the Financial Social Work Certification Program. This new version is beautifully formatted and includes all of the important psychosocial components and favorite client activities and exercises of past certification versions. In addition, it explains the newest financial topics, including EVM credit card technology, prepaid debit cards, general purpose reloadable cards [GPRs], student debt, and much more. Other important additions focus on FSW’s research based “best practice” methods in financial education and financial therapy today.

Also new in this update are strategies aimed at helping clients with unsteady/fluctuating income, the five stages of Prochaska, DiClemente & Norcross’ Transtheoretical Model of Behavioral Change and specific guidance on what strategies to employ to meet your clients where they are in terms of their readiness to change and much, much more.

The vast amount of financial information available today prompted us to expand the certification program with four (4) new appendixes. Each is filled with the best apps, articles and video resources for additional in-depth learning on all certification topics.

The updated certification program, Financial Social Work Certification 3.0, will launch and become available for download on Tuesday, September 30th. All current students and graduates will also receive the updated materials, free of charge, as part of our commitment to providing professionals with the programs and tools needed to help clients take control of their money and their lives. Register today and you will be upgraded automatically on Tuesday, September 30th!

Register Now, and Save Big!

The cost of the certification remains the same, but to celebrate this special event we are offering a limited time discount. Starting today through Tuesday, September 30th, use coupon code FSW3150 at checkout to save a whopping $150 off the total price of the certification program.

Purchase today and you will automatically be upgraded to receive the new 3.0 certification materials when it launches on Tuesday, September 30th!

Register today and gain immediate access to the Financial Social Work Certification program. Shop confidently with our secure and safe checkout process.

Get Certified!

Webinar Recording: 8 Steps for Paying for College – How to Navigate the Minefield of Student Loans

Originally recorded on Thursday, August 14, 2014

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Could you use some help in coming up with a plan to pay for your, or your child’s, college education?

The debate over the value of a college education vs. the out of control costs of attending college rages on. Regardless of which side of the discussion you are on, the cost of a college education in this country is creating a huge economic divide and contributing to inescapable, long-term financial problems for students, graduates, families and the economy.

If you could use some guidance on how to fund higher education, you won’t want to miss this webinar recording in which you will learn from an expert in the field:

  • How to Navigate the Minefield of Student Loans.
  • The 8 Basic Steps for Paying for College Tuition.
  • Information to save you/your family money.
  • How to simplify this complex and intimidating process.

Guest Presenter

Dr. Paul R. Wrubel is recognized nationally as a preeminent authority on college funding matters and has been quoted in print and broadcast media many times. He has appeared on talk shows and conducted hundreds of public workshops on college admissions and college funding issues nationally. Few individuals have his comprehensive knowledge of the pre-college world, the mysterious and arcane college funding process and its impact on families, colleges and the country.

Financial Therapy Association Interviews Reeta Wolfsohn and Upcoming Conference Announcement

"We Can Endure All Kinds Of Weather" by Angela L Walker (Acrylic, Watercolor, Water Soluble Oil Pastels & Ink On Watercolor Paper)

“We Can Endure All Kinds Of Weather” by Angela L Walker (Acrylic, Watercolor, Water Soluble Oil Pastels & Ink On Watercolor Paper)

The Financial Therapy Association is a relatively new organization working to bring together a diverse group of financial professionals, including counseling practitioners, wealth managers, financial planners/advisors, clinical psychologists and social workers, coaches and self help groups, academics and educators, and Sociologists.

Very much a work in progress, the Financial Therapy Association is driven by the need to identify how best to meld a wide range of professions and professionals in a manner that ultimately benefits the clients/research of each and contributes to the growth and relevance of the fairly new discipline of financial therapy.

On October 16th and 17th, The Financial Therapy Association is holding its 5th Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Reeta Wolfsohn, CMSW, will be providing a workshop at this event entitled “Financial Therapy: What It Is; What It Does and Why It Matters…” and facilitating a discussion at the World Café on the topic of “Defining Financial Therapy and Successful Outcomes of Financial Therapy Services.”

Practitioner Profile: An Interview with Reeta Wolfsohn, CMSW

Reeta was interviewed in the current issue (Vol 5. Iss. 1, Article 7.) of the Financial Therapy Journal because she is a pioneer in the field of financial therapy. This interview highlights much of what she has accomplished through her work over the past eighteen years.

Reeta Wolfsohn and Social Justice at #2014NASW

Reeta Wolfsohn, CMSW, founder of Center for Financial Social Work, spoke at the National Association of Social Workers Conference on the role of Financial Social Work in social and economic justice. This exciting event began with Dr. Brené Brown’s keynote and ended with Former Labor Secretary, Dr. Robert Reich keynote and NASW CEO, Dr. Angelo McClain closing remarks.

Below is a selection of social media mentions from conference attendees and organizers.

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Reeta Wolfsohn and Financial Empowerment for Women at #FES10

Reeta Wolfsohn, CMSW, founder of Center for Financial Social Work, keynoted at the National Network to End Domestic Violence’s 2014 Financial Empowerment Symposium on July 24, 2014. She spoke on the topic of Femonomics: the Gender of Money and demonstrated the relationship between money and abuse.

Below is a selection of social media mentions from conference attendees and organizers.

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