The Routledge Handbook on Financial Social Work Direct Practice with Vulnerable Populations, 1st Edition

Edited by Christine Callahan, PhD, and Jodi Jacobson Frey, PhD, at the University of Maryland, both members of the Grand Challenge to Build Financial Capability for All, along with Rachel Imboden, this handbook explores the financial needs, issues, and interventions within populations and theoretical approaches, and assists professionals from a variety of disciplines in intervening expertly and comprehensively. It covers a range of issues in populations seeking services around complex financial needs and struggles, including those in the child welfare system; those with housing issues or facing homelessness; those coping with chronic and acute medical and psychiatric illnesses; those recovering from interpersonal violence; those facing recovery from incarceration; children and families involved in the child welfare system; and much more. Chapter 12, “Preparing Social Work Students and Practitioners for Financial Social Work,” is co-authored by Network Co-Leads Julie Birkenmaier, PhD, Jin Huang, PhD, and Margaret Sherraden, PhD, with Christine Callahan and Gena McClendon.

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