Thursday, November 15th, 2018
Asegurando Un Futuro Financiero En Families Latinx: Key Concepts in Culturally Competent Approaches to Financial Literacy Education with Latinx Communities
Understanding the importance of facilitating family finance classes for members of the Latinx community that are culturally competent is essential to attracting and retaining an audience. All areas of programming planning and evaluation can be impacted when considering the uniqueness of this family-friendly culture. This presentation will focus on suggestions and methods for reaching the Latinx community. Participants will learn about unique culture beliefs and practices in the Spanish-speaking community that will assist the facilitator in providing a culturally appropriate educational program. It is not necessarily about the curriculum, although the content of the classes in important. It is about providing a warm, friendly, non-judgmental atmosphere that is conducive to learning and social engagement for the entire Latinx family. A discussion on funding this type of program will also be part of this presentation. We will also discuss how we handle the legal status of the participants involved in the program.
Questions or Implications for Researchers: What are the long-term implications of financial education for member of the Latinx community? Does cultural competency need to be considered when working with other groups or populations in the United States? How does cultural competency need to be factored into the evaluation process?
*CFP Pre-Approved Session - 1 CEU