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Reeta Wolfsohn, CMSW, Founder of Financial Social Work, to Speak in Atlanta at 2016 CSWE Annual Program Meeting (APM)

Council on Social Work Education - 2016 Annual ProgramReeta’s presentation, Financial Social Work: Advancing Financial Capability at Micro, Mezzo, and Macro Levels, will be offered as a “Hot Topic” on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 3:45 PM in the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel Marquis Ballroom, Salon A.

Interest in financial capability and financial social work continues to grow as its importance to the field and its relevance to the “12 Grand Challenges of Social Work” are recognized. The Grand Challenges for Social Work represent the most important areas that need addressed by social workers to create a more equitable society for all.

This year CSWE launched a new Clearinghouse for Economic Well-Being in Social Work Education. The goal of the clearinghouse is to “increase the visibility of teaching materials that will (assist the profession in) understanding and integrating a more economically informed perspective;”

The cover story of the 2016 October/November issue of Social Work Today Financial Social Work Education: In the Field and the Classroom focuses on financial social work. It includes information on Reeta Wolfsohn’s significant role in identifying, naming and developing this discipline and her many contributions to it.

Wolfsohn’s Center for Financial Social Work has certified thousands of social workers and non-social workers across the country and around the world. In the spring of 2017, she will be bringing FSW to Hong Kong.

If you go to CSWE, be sure to attend her session and learn how to bring Financial Social Work to your clients and students.