Bridges Out of Poverty Workshop


Do you work with people who are struggling with poverty? Are you interested in learning more about how you and our community can work together to help build a “bridge out of poverty”? Join us for a Bridges Out of Poverty training on Monday, August 10, 2015 from 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (Auditorium E), 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH.


Bridges Out of Poverty Workshop

Offered by the Upper Valley Haven, Boyle Community Pediatrics Program & The Couch Family Foundation.

When: Monday, August 10, 2015 from 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Where: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Auditorium E, 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH

Lunch is on your own. Book will be provided.

 “Now I understand the people I’m serving.”

Bridges out of Poverty represents a powerful tool for change. Based, in part, on Dr. Ruby Payne’s A Framework for Understanding Poverty, Bridges opens a conversation with service providers and businesses whose daily work connects them with the lives of people in poverty.

Bridges training contains 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 in poverty
  • Build skill sets for management to help guide employees
  • Upgrade training for front-line staff including receptionist and others
  • Improve treatment outcomes in healthcare and behavioral healthcare
  • Increase the likelihood of moving from welfare to work

The book Bridges out of Poverty and a workbook of the same title are used as training manuals in the seminars and include chapters on relationship building, mentoring, redesigning programs and community collaboration.

This work has been part of the mindset of the Upper Valley Haven for several years, and it has been important to other social service organizations, churches, schools and employers in the Upper Valley as well. It has enabled us to work more thoughtfully, respectfully and ultimately successfully with all members of the community.

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