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Culture of Poverty Training

January 8 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm | Free

Join us in a discussion about the culture of poverty. Using the work of Ruby K. Payne, Ph.D., we will explore some of the ideas presented in her book A Framework for Understanding Poverty. Presenter Susan Wilson will focus on some of the significant ideas presented in Payne’s theories including:

  • Poverty is relative
  • Poverty occurs in all races and in all countries
  • Economic class is a continuous line, not a clear-cut distinction
  • Generational poverty and situational poverty are different
  • An individual brings with him/her the hidden rules of the class in which he/she was raised
  • Two things that help one move out of poverty are education and relationships
  • How a two-generation approach to assist parents with taking action builds strength and resiliency
  • Four reasons one leaves poverty are: it is too painful to stay; a vision or a goal; a key relationship or; a special talent

Who Should Attend
Providers of services for children 0-to-5, parents or primary caregivers of children 0-to-5, or pregnant women. Register early – only 30 spots available!

Includes lunch & snacks.

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January 8
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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First 5 Shasta
393 Park Marina Circle, Redding, CA 96001 United States


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