Date: August 25th, 2015
Description: A train-the-trainer workshop was held on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Your Money, Your Goals toolkit, which prepared participants to bring the materials and information back to their respective organizations and staff.
While financial empowerment has long been identified as part of the solution to poverty, related services—such as tax assistance, mainstream financial services, consumer protection—are often missing in programs that aim to help families escape poverty. In many programs, case managers and other frontline staff play a vital role connecting families to services that can and should include the myriad financial empowerment resources available in communities nationwide.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has developed Your Money, Your Goals: A financial empowerment toolkit for social services programs to equip frontline staff with fundamental financial empowerment principles, an understanding of consumer protection issues, and tools and skills to help clients understand what financial empowerment and stability mean for them and to refer clients to other related local financial empowerment services.
The training is free of charge and will be a one-day training located at UW-Madison in the School of Human Ecology. Participants will be given a 45 minute lunch break from 12-12:45pm. Participants can either bring their lunch, purchase lunch at the on-site cafe, or walk to restaurants within a mile of the event. Parking is available for a fee in several parking garages located within walking distance to the School of Human Ecology.
We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming training. And, in the meantime, please feel free to visit http://www.consumerfinance.gov/your-money-your-goals. The webpage contains the latest downloadable Your Money, Your Goals materials and includes a link for contacting CFPB about integrating Your Money, Your Goals into your work.