Social Workers and Money: We Need to Talk About It
This webinar is hosted by Center for Financial Social Work
It’s time to address the toll financial problems take on social workers. There’s a cost to being a social worker. It’s physical, emotional, personal, and professional as well as financial. This universal truth is not universally acknowledged in the field. With roots in helping the poor, volunteerism and church-giving, social work is most often associated with scarcity, need, and lack of resources by the public and by the profession.
The perception that no one goes into social work to become wealthy has become a self-fulfilling prophecy. This belief minimizes the stress and trauma of not earning enough to cover today’s high cost of living, student loan repayment, the expenses of licensing, supervision, CEUs, etc.
• A psychosocial perspective on financial behavioral health
• How to talk about money: when and with whom
• The role of forgiveness and permission in financial healing
• Setting Financial Boundaries
• Practicing Financial Self-care
• Moving beyond debt, budgets, retirement fears, financial stress and anxiety
• Continuing the conversation on social workers and money