WORKING WITH GENERATIONAL POVERTY
We all know that poverty is a self-perpetuating cycle. However, it’s not just because of a lack of education and opportunities. The cycle of poverty affects thinking and decision-making, use of language, habits and relationships that cement a worldview and drive self-perpetuating behavior. Many professionals that work with high risk children and families from poverty, themselves grew up in the middle class. Workshop attendees will learn the fundamental differences between the mindsets and cultural shaping that inherently drive an invisible wedge between the well-intentioned middle class helper and the poverty clients we have pledged to serve. This wedge is seen in our frustration, the language we use and the lack of meaningful outcomes with clients.
ITEMS ADDRESSED IN THIS TRAINING
*The “Hidden Rules” of class
*Brain Development/Future Story
*Use of Language
*Notions of Intelligence and Thought Processes
*Appreciation of Boundaries and Priorities
*Intervention tips and approaches
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Although Spero Family Services is a faith-based agency, programs are open and available to anyone fitting the service criteria without discrimination and regardless of faith or denominational background.