Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities

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Aha! Process, 2009 - Poor - 285 pages
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Bridges Out of Poverty 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 organization 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-line 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 organization 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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User Review  - SABC - LibraryThing

Through the help of this book, workbook and workshop one can better understand what those in poverty are up against and how we can change our polices and procedures and have a deeper understanding of their daily challenges. Read full review

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User Review  - deusvitae - LibraryThing

An excellent book that describes the reality of poverty and its attendant worldview lucidly. It helps for those in middle and wealthy classes understand why those in poverty think and act as they do ... Read full review

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