Bridges Out of Poverty


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Bridges out of PovertyStrategies for Professionals and Communities

This is a unique and powerful tool designed specifically for social, health and legal services professionals. Based in part on Dr. Ruby K. Payne’s myth shattering A Framework for Understanding Poverty, Bridges reaches out to the millions of service providers and businesses whose daily work connects them with the lives of people in poverty.

In a highly readable format you’ll find case studies, detailed analysis, helpful charts and exercises, and specific solutions you and your organisation can implement right now to:

  • Redesign programs to better serve people you work with
  • Build skill sets for management to help guide employees
  • Upgrade training for front-staff like receptionists, case workers, and managers;
  • Improve treatment outcomes in health care and behavioral health care;
  • Increase the likelihood of moving from welfare to work.

If your business, agency, or organisation works with people from poverty, only a deeper understanding of their challenges-and strengths-will help you partner with them to create opportunities for success.

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More about Author Ruby K. Payne;

Ruby K. Payne, PhD, is a world recognised author, speaker, publisher, business owner, and career educator. She has travelled extensively to present a variety of workshops based on her foundational work A Framework for Understanding Poverty and also on strategies for successfully raising student achievement and overcoming economic class barriers. An expert on the mind-sets of economic classes and on crossing socioeconomic lines in education and work and for social change, she has trained tens of thousands of educators and other professionals in seminars all over the world.

 CODE: AHP-8837 Author: Ruby K. Payne, Philip E. DeVol, Terie Dreussi Smith: Ages: All