Bridges Out of Poverty

Bridges Out of Poverty is a unique and powerful, interactive workshop that raises your awareness about some key issues that people face daily when they have few resources. Through the lens of economic class, Bridges looks at concrete tools that can be effective in all levels of our community – individuals’ lives, organizational programs and services, and the community as a whole. The comprehensive approach to understanding poverty springs from Dr. Ruby K. Payne’s A Framework for Understanding Poverty and the core concepts begin with understanding the real experiences of those in poverty and the significant relationships that sustain them.

This workshop looks at the serious business of helping those in poverty build their future stories in an interesting and stimulating way. The Bridges Model is spreading in regions throughout the United States and several European countries and Australia.

The Bridges Out of Poverty workshop has been approved by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for up to 12 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) and up to 14 hours by the Ohio Child Care Resource & Referral Association (OCCRRA).

Our Bridges workshop:
  • Provides an overview of the Bridges Out of Poverty Model;
  • Uses the mental models of poverty, middle class and wealth to develop the Bridges concepts;
  • Develops a greater awareness of the problem-solving skills of those in poverty;
  • Introduces the Bridges concepts of learning about and developing solutions using the triple lens approach;
  • Engages participants in developing a greater understanding of the hidden rules of class;
  • Presents vital information on the importance of becoming “bi-lingual”, understanding how language and story structure can help or hurt your chances when building resources;
  • Develops an understanding of the 11 specific resources needed to build capacity for those in poverty;
  • Provides a way to examine our own organization’s Customer Life Cycle and develop an action plan.
Keys learned from our Bridges workshop participants:

“Looking through different mental models opened my eyes to understanding differences and using more effective strategies with my students.”- Bridges workshop participant

“This workshop will help me build better relationships with the families we serve.”- Bridges workshop participant

For more information, click on the event name below for event details and pricing, or to arrange a Bridges Out of Poverty workshop for your organization, contact training@glenatstjoseph.org.

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