Financial Coaching for Special Populations

09/20/2019 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM CST


In this full-day session, we will discuss financial coaching as it pertains to three different communities: youth, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with records. This training will be especially relevant to those serving individuals that may be part of any or all of these communities.

YOUTH - Youth ages 16-24 may have specific financial needs related to understanding wages & deductions, saving for college, and understanding credit. We will cover the risks and benefits associated with electronic banking and financial technology.

PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES - Many people with disabilities encounter employment discrimination, targeted consumer scams, and specific requirements related to income and assets. We will address these issues as well as resources to make your program more accessible for people of all abilities.

RETURNING CITIZENS - Individuals impacted by the criminal legal system face significant financial barriers, including job search, fines and fees, and debts accumulated during incarceration. We will include an overview of individuals’ rights related to employment, obtaining and reviewing criminal background screening records, and sealing & expungement. Practitioners will also obtain specific financial coaching tools and community resources to support successful transitions.


After attending this training, you will be able to:

  • Understand consumer financial rights
  • Recognize common challenges to behavior change/habit formation and how to motivate participants
  • Empower your participants with tools that encourage them to achieve their financial goals


This training is offered by Heartland Human Care Services, with funding provided by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. The $30 member/non-member price covers the cost of food.

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