Bridges Out of Poverty

2-Day Intensive Training

with Motivational Interviewing

Dates: Thursday, April 26th - Friday, April 27th, 2018

Location: Crandall Library Community Room, 251 Glen St., Glens Falls

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (both days) Registration begins at 9:00 a.m.

Coffee and light refreshments served. Hour lunch break on your own.

Cost: EARLY BIRD PRICING until April 15th!

Early Bird: (Before 4/15)

$20/per person. Includes: registration and Training Supplement for Bridges out of Poverty 

$40/per person. Includes: registration, Training Supplement for Bridges out of Poverty and Bridges out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities

Prices increase after April 15th by $5.

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Call 518-792-5900 with questions oremail shelley@opendoor-ny.org



Info

In this two-day training, participants will create a mental model of poverty, review poverty research, examine a theory of change, and analyze poverty through the prism of the hidden rules of class, resources, family structure, and language. The seminar puts into words what many veteran professionals and community members have experienced. Throughout this training, participants will receive specific strategies for improving outcomes for people living in poverty, but the focus of the workshop is to provide a broad overview of concepts. While providing a broad overview of concepts related to the impact of generational poverty in our community, participants will receive specific strategies for improving outcomes for people living in poverty, employees facing issues related to poverty, and communities impacted by poverty.

Who would benefit from this training?

  • Frontline staff who assist individuals who are under resourced
  • Managers who mentor staff who have direct contact with individuals in need
  • Physicians and nursing staff looking to reach healthcare initiatives of those in poverty
  • Social Services meeting the many challenges associated with people facing multiple poverty situations
  • Educators who need to meet the unique learning needs of children
  • Local authorities (police dept., municipalities etc) who are required to meet diverse challenges of the homeless or under resourced individuals.

Testimonials

"If you work with the general public, you need to take this class."

"Be prepared to have your eyes opened on the issues of poverty. This workshop gets to the heart of the issue, and gives you a new perspective on how poor, middle and wealthy class engage with each other. Very interesting!"

"Thank you for opening my eyes, expanding my mind, reassuring my heart."

"I have a better understanding of the daily struggles of poverty, not just what I thought it was. I think I can connect with much better understanding."

"This information allows me to better interact and assist my clients, as well as with friends and family. I will use all of this information daily with my clients with in my organization."

"This training is so valuable to me as a service provider as well as a human being!"

"Not only does it equip you with practical tips, the research is eye-opening."