Introduction to Bridges Out of Poverty

Introduction to Bridges Out of Poverty

 

The impact of generational and situational poverty is devastating to families and individuals with and without disabilities all over the world. Here in the US, though we generally don't have abject poverty, we have levels of poverty that severely and negatively impact our economy and the dignity and opportunities for people in poverty. 
 
This "one-day" on Bridges Out of Poverty (ref: Ruby Payne, Phil DeVol), offered by CTAT's Debra Whitehead, will provide participants with a breakthrough approach to greater effectiveness in their jobs and in their organizations when working with people in poverty. Communities, even individuals, who embrace this approach, are actively and systematically removing barriers to success with people in poverty. This introduction to "Bridges" looks at the definition of poverty; uses a mental model to conceptualize poverty more readily; explores some key points, research, and the causes of poverty; and examines how knowledge of the hidden rules within economic class structures impact life's stability and success. 

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