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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