Financial Health Institute

The Financial Health Institute provides innovative courses that guide individuals and organizations to become aware of how financial stress affects their well being

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This course is designed to provide case managers with a framework for holistically assessing a client's personal economic situation, and for targeting priority needs and root causes.  Read More

Learn about some of the concepts that help explain our economic behavior. Read More

In this course, we'll examine difficult conversations, using the Four Processes of Motivational Interviewing as a framework. We'll investigate why conversations are difficult, how to begin these conversations, focus and work through them, and provide tips, strategies and techniques for making them effective. Read More

Here are some ideas for helping your clients design meaningful and effective goals. This is not a step-by-step guide, more like a collection of paintbrushes and a palette of colors. Key concepts: goal design, barriers, scarcity & stress, the process of working on goals. Read More

This course will provide you with practical tools and exercises to help you and your clients raise awareness of their habits, understand why it's important to save money, and to develop a habit of savings.  Read More

The Human Services Essentials Program is designed to prepare human service professionals to apply skills, knowledge, and attitudes across diverse practice settings, while building program capacity so as to offer clients the highest quality care and support.  HS Essentials: Getting Started is for staff who are new to human services. Courses include: A Holistic Approach to the Human Services System The core purposes for human services programs The importance of taking a person-in-environment view when working with clients Identifying the interrelationships of life domains, and aspects of the environment that impact a client’s ability to meet their own needs   Working with the Person within the System Person-centered approaches, strength-based case management, and using active listening, reflections and open-ended questions The role of personal values, basics of confidentiality and boundaries, and creating an initial self-care plan   Accountable Case Management in a Person-Centered/Data-Driven Organization Understanding the continuous cycle of case management practices and a conceptual framework that supports clients in their transition to self-sufficiency Basic technical writing and digital literacy   Working with the Context of Poverty and Economic Barriers in Human Services Viewing poverty in context, defining and measuring poverty, and difficulties of living just above income thresholds Read More

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