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Sheraton Uptown, Albuquerque, NM, USA
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Saturday, April 22 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
201-Social Service Provider's perspective of Your Money, Your Goals toolkit for Adults with Mental Illness

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A cross-sectional survey is used to assess the financial education needs and barriers of adults with mental illness as perceived by human and social service professionals (n=188) attending Your Money, Your Goals (YMYG): a financial empowerment toolkit for Social Services Programs training workshops. Financial education training for YMYG was well attended by social service professionals and practitioners with minimum promotion by MSU Extension. Although the YMYG toolkit was well-received, the findings revealed that social services professionals suggested several adaptations to YMYG for use with individuals with cognitive impairments. Based on the survey findings, the development of a supplemental toolkit to complement the YMYG resource is needed to address the diverse financial needs of those living with mental illness. Supplemental toolkit development and initial pilot testing are planned.

Speakers & Presenters
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Carol Janney

Community Health Researcher; Asst Professor of Epidemiology, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
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Brenda Long

Senior Extension Educator, Michigan State University Extension
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Scott Matteson

Extension Educator, Michigan State University Extension
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Julie Terhune

Assistant Community Director, Rural Community Health, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
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Erica Tobe

Extension Specialist – Financial and Homeownership Education, Michigan State University Extension and Department of Human and Family Studies
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Andrea Wendling

Associate Professor and Director of Rural Medicine Curriculum, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine


Saturday April 22, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
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