Training is three class Dates: February 2, February 9 and February 23 from 8:45 AM to 10:45 AM in Room 212/214. Please plan to attend all three classes.
Bridges Our of Poverty opens up the different world of people in poverty, revealing how the survival-based mentality of poverty impacts learning, work habits, and decision-making. You will learn the “hidden rules” of poverty, middle class, and wealth – and the assumptions which people in middle class bring to encounters with people in poverty. You will discover how grief and trauma keep many people locked in poverty. And you will begin to explore practical yet compassionate strategies for engagement that can have positive impact on people’s lives.
Bridges I is 3 sessions that will cover foundational knowledge about poverty; Bridges II is two additional sessions that offer practical application through case studies of real families. Bridges II will be offered later this spring.