Bridges Out of Poverty
Bridges Out of Poverty is based on the work of Dr Ruby Payne, Philip De Vol and Terri Dreussi Smith on making sustainable communities... building resources for individuals, institutions and communities .
In order to provide the best possible services for those who are experiencing poverty, practitioners need to develop specific capabilities and an understanding of the barriers created by a life in which people are just surviving.
Bridges workshops provide a new lens for practitioners working with people who are economically vulnerable.
Often, the experience of poverty leads to an erosion of resources such as literacy, support systems, emotional responses, appropriate role models as well as being robbed of a sense of having control over the future.
This amounts to far more than just a lack of financial resources and has profound implications for the way in which we provide responsive services to those experiencing poverty.
All courses can be customised to meet your organisation’s needs, this can include the following:
- Customised training to meet each organisation’s objectives
- Time for teams to create a plan of action to implement training into the workplace
Bridges Out of Poverty works across agencies and sectors such as, health, justice and community services to provide new understandings of poverty, based on individual environments, relationships and resources.