"Created in 2014, the network had its first major progress report published this month in the Journal of Child and Family Studies. The results were heartening: Mothers on TANF who received both financial-empowerment education and support for exposure to trauma and abuse through the network reported less depression and reduced economic hardship.
“Results … suggest that trauma-informed approaches may create steady improvements in health and income,” the report stated.
What made women feel better was simply talking with one another, joined in a burgeoning sisterhood, Chilton said, adding, “It’s a kinder, more joyous way of ending poverty.”
The Building Wealth and Health Network utilizes a trauma-informed, evidence-based model.Through a unique, financial SELF empowerment curriculum, advocacy, and engagement the Network is poised to support our members in building their assets, social networks, and career success, and to transform communities into wealthier and healthier places. You can follow the latest Network happenings on facebook or twitter @thebwhnetwork.