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Poverty Awareness Experiential Workshop

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT


Your family has $1,000 to make it through the month. Would you choose groceries or paying rent? What do you do if your car breaks down? Engage in a brief immersive poverty simulation together with other child and family serving professionals to learn about the decisions you might personally make, or have made, in this situation – your choices may surprise you. Co-presented by CalTrin and Strategies TA, this simulation will be paired with an opportunity to dialogue with people who have experienced poverty to connect the experiences in the simulation with their own stories and their perspectives on the difficulty of the daily decisions required for families living in poverty.

Your interactions with families are often limited and it can sometimes be difficult to acknowledge the experiences and challenges that families are experiencing. Walk away from this workshop with a deeper, more wholistic understanding of how poverty shapes how families access programs and services. Finally, we will look at strategies that professionals and organizations can use to improve the quality of both service and outcomes.


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