Bridges Out of Poverty Workshops and Seminars

Improve the way you and your organisation responds to those who are economically vulnerable

Bridges Out of Poverty Workshops and Seminars

Bridges Out of Poverty Training Seminars explore innovative concepts, which help participants understand strategies that can improve services and increase understanding of the differences in economic realities, and how those differences affect opportunities.

The training seminars examine the hidden rules of economic class and use them to educate participants about the unique obstacles that vulnerable individuals face. The training also contains case studies, detailed analysis, helpful charts and exercises, and specific solutions for your organisation to implement.

Bridges Out of Poverty Training Seminars represent a powerful tool for change.

Based in part on Dr Ruby Payne’s A Framework for Understanding Poverty, the Bridges Out of Poverty book and training seminars reach out to service providers whose daily work connects them with the lives of people in poverty.

The workbook Bridges Out of Poverty serves as a training manual in the seminars and include chapters on relationship building, mentoring, redesigning programs, and community collaboration.

This training is designed for:

Social, legal and health professionals whose daily work connects them with the lives of people in poverty.

The Bridges Out of Poverty Training Seminar

During this training seminar, participants will explore:

Day One:

  • Why clients/agencies sometimes misunderstand each other
  • How economic diversity affects behaviours and mindsets
  • Understandings about household dynamics and profiles specific issues in your community
  • Building interventions based on resources that assist clients to grow
  • The barriers created by language and how to address them
  • How to build and sustain relationships with those from generational poverty
  • The “hidden rules” of class

Day Two:

  • Assess and analyses the nine resources model and identifies methods to build social capital
    for individuals, institutions & communities
  • Explore the areas of research and use them for planning action based on the Bridges construct.
  • Understand and support for the complexities of the stages of change and motivation
  • Provides examples of collaborative models for “Bridges” institutions and communities
  • Planning for changes that could be made at a community, agency or individual level.

Bridges Out of Poverty works across sectors to address the root causes of poverty, support individuals as they build resources and achieve a sustainable community where everyone can live well.

Training Resources

Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities

Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities

Ruby K. Payne, Ph.D., Philip DeVol, Terie Dreussi Smith

Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities Training Supplement

Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities Training Supplement

Ruby K. Payne, Ph.D., Philip DeVol, Terie Dreussi Smith

A Framework for Understanding Poverty

A Framework for Understanding Poverty:
A Cognitive Approach, Sixth Edition

Ruby K. Payne, Ph.D.

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