Capacity Building & Training
The Maryland CASH Campaign™ wants human service practitioners to have the knowledge and skills necessary to assist clients in moving towards financial stability. We provide or coordinate workshops and trainings throughout the year to increase knowledge and bring creative new ideas to the field of asset building.
The Maryland CASH Campaign will co-host the fifth Common Cents Conference for practitioners on September 12-13, 2017. The conference is designed to address unique financial issues and programs in Maryland, DC, and Virginia. To find out more information about the conference, check out the website at http://commoncentsconference.mdcash.org.
- The Maryland CASH Campaign is assisting the University of Maryland, Baltimore, School of Social Work with the Financial Social Work Initiative (FSWI). Maryland CASH researched asset building and financial education literature written by social workers, and multidisciplinary approaches for working with clients around finances. This research should reveal gaps in financial services currently provided by practitioners to determine the social workers role in working with people around financial matters.
- Maryland CASH Director Robin McKinney teaches a course titled “Financial Stability for Individuals and Communities” at the UMB School of Social Work during spring semesters. The course involves a comprehensive approach to examining social programs, financial products, and policies that can move individuals and communities along the asset building continuum.
- The FSWI hosts continuing education workshops throughout the state. Please visit the University of Maryland School of Social Work for the full catalog.