We investigated the effectiveness of an Extension-led training for human services providers on Your Money, Your Goals: A Financial Empowerment Toolkit, a resource developed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Results from pretests, posttests, and focus group research indicate that participants significantly increased confidence in their ability to understand, access, and convey financial information. Recommendations include making adjustments to improve future trainings and addressing the need for additional financial literacy professional development. We offer lessons learned that Extension professionals can use to expand the reach of financial empowerment education and can apply to other trainings for professionals, regardless of discipline.
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Ketterman, J., Russell, M., Yacob, D., Kim, J., Elonge, M., Maynard, P., & Orr, A. (2019). Extension-Led Training for Human Services Providers on Use of a Financial Empowerment Tool. Journal of Extension, 57(5), Article 9. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol57/iss5/9