Poverty & Classism

This workshop is an overview of poverty.  It is not about race neither is it about color.  The true essence of this workshop is about economics.

AssumptionsHow Do We Get Beyond Them?

In this session we will explore ways to move beyond our assumptions of people in poverty in order to establish relationships of mutual respect therefore encouraging families to access the resources necessary to create success.

It’s All About Understanding  (DEVELOP Approved) 4 hours

This workshop is an overview of poverty.  It is not about race neither is it about color.  The true essence of this workshop is about economics.  We will explore how one’s economic level affects how he/she relates and is related to in society.  We will explore different types of poverty and how it affects their values, language and behavior.  The participants will assess how to use the information gathered to foster more positive partnerships with families in poverty

Rules, Rules and More Rules, Hidden Rules

It’s not written, neither is it spoken. It is called Hidden Rules.  In this workshop we will explore why people think and act a certain way and why it is important to understand some of the different cultural habits, behaviors and practices that families from different socioeconomic classes bring.     RUHIDLES

Can You Hear Me?   Registers of Language

In this workshop we will explore the five registers of language: Formal, frozen, consultative, casual and intimate.  Most of us use different registers in different situations, and with different people. Families who have experienced poverty and families from other countries and cultures may speak in different registers from us: learn how to switch registers and better understand and communicate with families and each other.

Accessing The Assets: How Families Make it Work

There are many kinds of resources that families and children have to survive in our society. In this session we will identify the eight basic resources and how families in poverty or crisis struggle to survive without enough of some of them. Identify ways you can help families find resources within themselves, in their families and in the community at large.

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