Friends of Partners in Prevention will host the 3rd Annual Understanding the Struggle of Poverty workshop. The Bridges Out of Poverty training is a comprehensive approach to understanding poverty and provides tools for change. The Bridges model is being used in hundreds of communities across the U.S., including Longview.
Poverty is not a game. Poverty is a reality for more than 20,000 people living in Gregg County Texas. Participating in a poverty simulation gives individuals a glimpse into the daily struggles of poverty and the challenge of meeting goals while overcoming barriers. Each participant is given a persona - a single Mom, a college student, a working family - and failure to meet your goals could result in lost job, lost benefits or becoming homeless.
8:30 a.m. - Check-in
9:00 a.m. - Session 1: Bridges Out of Poverty
12:00 p.m. - Lunch (on your own)
1:30 p.m. - Session 2: Poverty Simulation
4:00 p.m. - Wrap-up
Presenters: Holly Fuller, Partners in Prevention Manager and Bridges Out of Poverty Certified Presenter and Lyndell McAllister, LMSW-AP, Director of Longview Bridges Out of Poverty and Certified Presenter
Who should attend? Anyone working directly with people living in the day-to-day struggle of poverty, including businesses, faith community, education providers, medical personnel, social services, governmental agencies, housing providers, law enforcement, juvenile and adult justice providers.