Bridges Out of Poverty & Morning Conversations
Poverty affects everyone in our community. What can you do to help?
If your business, church, agency or organization works with people from poverty, only a deeper understanding of their challenges and strengths will help you build relationship and partner with them to create opportunities for success. To discuss hosting a poverty simulation, contact Eileen Albillar, LSW at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bridges out of Poverty training takes a comprehensive approach to understanding the dynamic that cause and maintain poverty. The focus of the Bridges training is to provide a broad overview of concepts as well as concrete, practical tools and strategies for improving outcomes for people living in poverty.
“Bridges Out of Poverty” is presented by Bridges Certified Trainer Tammy B. Schoonover, ACSW, LSW, BCOC Director of Community Services. Tammy has been a Bridges Trainer for more than 10 years.
Participants will learn:
• how economic class and their hidden rules affect behaviors and mindsets
• review 4 areas of poverty research, providing a better understanding of the causes of poverty
• the theory of change
• what key resources, besides financial, help move a person out of poverty if they choose
• how to engage the unique strength of people in poverty
• importance of language and communication skills
Many that have attended Bridges training have asked, how do we incorporate the strategies and concepts into our daily work with families and/or how do we “embed” Bridges into our work/agency? BCOC Director of Community Services, Tammy Schoonover, facilitates "Morning Conversations" to discuss specific Bridges strategies and concepts. Our next Morning Conversation will be on Wednesday, May 31. The topic will be: Share Your Challenges. Bring case examples you would like to discuss and learn how Bridges constructs and strategies can help.
May 31, 2017
8 AM - 9 AM
BCOC Adminsitrative Office, 100 Doyle Street, Doylestown.
RSVP to Amanda Ricci.
Click HERE for a flyer.