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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.

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ASSUMPTIONS--HOW 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 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.

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.

MY MISSION AS AN INSTRUCTOR IS THREEFOLD:

• to promote positive, engaging learning were every person feels safe to express and explore

• to spark enthusiasm in every person by providing a different perspective

• to provide a strong foundation for lifelong learning as well as relationship building.

To accomplish this, I enjoy applying a wide variety of strategies based on essential educational principles encompassing cognitive functioning, learning theory, and life experiences that offers diverse cultural perspectives.

Gaining a better understanding of mental health and the developmental journey can help you understand how to serve teens in a culturally responsive way.

I deliver information to audiences without judgment or criticism. Participants are able to gain awareness, insights, and engage in reflections. I enjoy applying a wide variety of strategies based on essential educational principles encompassing cognitive functioning, learning theory, and life experiences that offers diverse cultural perspectives.

As a result of working with me, teens, parents, educators, clinicians, and other workshop participants have opportunities to learn, grow, and apply the knowledge they acquire in my training and workshops to promote healthy living and healthy relationships.

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