Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and

Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Bridges Out of Poverty is a unique and powerful tool designed specifically for social, health, and legal services professionals Based in part on Dr Ruby K Payne s myth shattering A Framework for Understanding Poverty, Bridges reaches out to the millions of service providers and businesses whose daily work connects them with the lives of people in poverty In a highly readable format you ll find 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 you work with build skill sets for management to help guide employees upgrade training for front line staff like receptionists, case workers, and managers improve treatment outcomes in health care and behavioral health care increase the liklihood of moving from welfare to work If your business, agency, or organization works with people from poverty, only a deeper understanding of their challenges and strengths will help you partner with them to create opportunities for success

10 thoughts on “Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities

  1. Bonnie Atkinson Bonnie Atkinson says:

    I ve long since overcome my tendency to fling books at the wall when I find them offensive, but this book literally begs to be flung I truly cannot readthan a page or two without catching the blasted thing before it sails Disguised as a book about how to help those in poverty, this is a text about how different they are from us and reminds me with every word about the Ladies Aid Society in To Kill a Mockingbird Speak

  2. booklady booklady says:

    Read this at the recommendation of St Vincent de Paul Society at my initial training This text is used as basis for training growth of lower income families enrolled in support groups designed to improve overall economic condition of these families, in other words, to provide a bridge out of poverty for them.The book is extremely varied and draws from a number of outside resources group studies, other books, individual case

  3. Stacey Stacey says:

    This book and the author s accompanying theory regarding poverty and the cultures of classes in the United States is not only poorly researched and cited but academically and personally disturbing It rationalizes the stereotyping and generalizing of people living in poverty by constructing a culture of poverty akin to the one rejected by American social scientists by the 1970s Unfortunately, it seems to be taking the non profit sect

  4. Emilia P Emilia P says:

    Imperfect but totally interesting and thought provoking As some have said, and as I, too, would say, the layout and the shaky researchedness of this does nothing in its favor secret I sort of wrote it off to the sociological practice direction it was leaning in, but maybe that is unfair to that discipline And possibly incorrect Regardless, there was a lot to take from this, and a bit to leave I do really think there is something to the hidd

  5. Chuck Engelhardt Chuck Engelhardt says:

    I do believe this is an important book I will admit that I was one who felt that many in generational poverty simply need to make better choices As the book points out, that s not entirely wrong, but it is farcomplicated than that One of the reasons I felt justified in that position is because of the number of friends I have who have risen from underprivileged situations As I read some of the case studies, I could see how many of the pieces came to

  6. Sommer Sommer says:

    Unless you believe in generalizing an entire socioeconomic group, do notI repeat, Do not read this book Seriously, I can t believe someone published this book It is a waste of time and the only reason I finished reading it is because I had to Just don t do it.

  7. John Igo John Igo says:

    I read this book because someone close to me really likes it But this book was really bad It was so bad that if not for that person loving it I would not have finished it The book was half way like a workbook for social workers worksheets, scorecards, etc and halfway presenting a theory about poverty and how to get people out of it I had a lot of problems with this book, but the biggest is that the author makes a ton of claims but provided almost Zero evidence Mos

  8. Helen Helen says:

    sensational, over generalized under researched sensational, over generalized under researched

  9. Paul Rasmussen Paul Rasmussen says:

    Great overview of many differences in the core beliefs and rules that govern poverty, middle class, and wealthy cultures, with very practical applications to make social programseffective Some major takeaways Rules an awareness of what rules govern success is critical Without helping people to understand and live these, it s difficult to see lasting change Register formal register of speaking and writing is critical for middle class success, but the poor don t have access to th G

  10. Audri Gonzales Audri Gonzales says:

    Somewhat topical and it s now 20 years old, but I think still a valuable resource for anyone working with populations who are not from the social class they grew up in.

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