Holistic Financial Health for Human Services

Thursday September 19, 2019
11:00- 12:30 pm Eastern

Wellbeing is a function of physical, mental, emotional, economic, and social factors, among others. At times, an individual’s needs can compete for attention and resources, diminishing some while favoring others. This session introduces a holistic approach to working with clients that blends healthcare and financial education.

Join Shawn Young from the Financial Health Institute as he discusses the ways in which financial stress affects overall wellbeing, and shares strategies practitioners can use to help clients manage resources, reduce stress, and improve health. This session will inspire family service providers from all fields to work together and use an expanded approach to assessing and supporting client wellbeing.

Financial counselors will appreciate the personal finance angle, and learn how and why to work with providers in other fields, agencies, and disciplines. Providers and educators working in fields other than financial counseling will learn about the value of engaging clients in financial health and wellbeing conversations. This session will begin a discussion on how to work more holistically with individuals and families to improve their financial health.

Presented by Shawn B. Young

Shawn Young

Recognizing the strong relationship among money, stress and health, Shawn B. Young has devoted the past decade to creating and delivering educational programs, seminars and workshops focused on life skill development, specifically targeted at helping people make changes to their financial and health behaviors.

Based on extensive research into behavioral and neuro economics, and the physical and psychological effects of financial stress on individuals, families and organizations, Shawn created the Financial Health Institute in 2012.

Over the last 10 years, his organizations, programs and efforts have helped over 55,000 people across the United States. Shawn has been a featured presenter and trainer for hundreds of agencies and conferences across the U.S. He has also been featured on two occasions at Forbes.com. Shawn holds Master’s Degrees from the University of Arkansas and Michigan State University.

Continuing Education / Certificate of Completion Information

A certificate of completion and/or continuing education credits are available from the following organizations:

Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC): 1.5 credit
Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR): 1.5 credit
National Council on Family Relations Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE): 1.5 credit
University of Texas at Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work (UT): 1.5 credit

Get more information or request a certificate of completion and/or CE credit

Session Materials

Session Handout (PDF)


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