One person can make a difference. One organization can alleviate some of the impacts of poverty on children and families, but to end poverty in our communities, we need a community-wide, poverty-informed approach. In this engaging session, Dr. Donna Beegle will share steps to building a community that is responsive to breaking barriers and inclusive of children and families who are impacted by poverty.

 

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Leaders set the tone for prioritizing what we do to improve the well-being of children and families. In this workshop, Dr. Beegle will engage leaders with deeper understanding of strategies for building  services that break poverty barriers. She will assist leaders in looking at their policies and practices through the eyes of children and families living in the many types of poverty and provide proven leadership strategies for building a community-wide, poverty-informed approach to improving child welfare. Dr. Beegle will introduce leaders to the Blueprints for Change tool that can build their organization’s capacity and eliminate poverty barriers.

Who should attend: Managers, Directors, Board Members who have attended at least one of the two previous modules in this series, Breaking the Iron Cage and Communicating and Relating More Effectively Across Social Class Barriers.

 Space is limited. Registration preference will be given to leaders of Family Resource Centers, Child Abuse Prevention Councils, and other child abuse organizations in California.

Participants will:

  • Explore the building blocks for systemic change
  • Develop four poverty-informed leadership practices
  • Discover ways to build community capacity to remove poverty-related obstacles
  • Create their own Blueprints for Change – an action plan for improving outcomes

 

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How many times have you shared information with someone in poverty and thought you were perfectly clear, but they ask the the same questions or do not follow through with your instructions? Much of the misunderstanding is related to the vocabulary we use, our examples, and our styles of sharing information. In this interactive second module of our How Are the Children?: Understanding Poverty series, participants will explore tools that will help you to see and hear the perspectives of others. You will also examine how your communication style and perceptions can inhibit or enhance relationships that improve the lives of children and families.

Who should attend: All staff. Participants will benefit most if they are also able to attend the first modlue in this series, Breaking the Iron Cage.

Participants will:

  • Explore how different life experiences impact communication styles
  • Gain a framework for improving communication and relationship skills
  • Obtain concrete tools for building stronger relationships and communicating more effectively with those who live in the crisis of poverty.

How many times have you shared information with someone in poverty and thought you were perfectly clear, but they ask the the same questions or do not follow through with your instructions? Much of the misunderstanding is related to the vocabulary we use, our examples, and our styles of sharing information. In this interactive second module of our How Are the Children?: Understanding Poverty series, participants will explore tools that will help you to see and hear the perspectives of others. You will also examine how your communication style and perceptions can inhibit or enhance relationships that improve the lives of children and families.

Who should attend: All staff. Participants will benefit most if they are also able to attend the first modlue in this series, Breaking the Iron Cage.

Participants will:

  • Explore how different life experiences impact communication styles
  • Gain a framework for improving communication and relationship skills
  • Obtain concrete tools for building stronger relationships and communicating more effectively with those who live in the crisis of poverty.

Nearly 12 million full-time workers struggle to pay rent and buy food. Efforts to eradicate poverty fail, or at best, assist people to “cope” with current poverty conditions. The first module in our How Are The Children? Understanding Poverty series is designed to provide the foundation for improving outcomes for children and families living in the crisis of poverty. You will also gain a better understanding of your own attitudes, beliefs, and values about poverty, race, and equity.

Who should attend: All Staff. Participants will benefit most if they are also able to attend Communicating and Relating More Effectively Across Social Class Barriers.

Participants Will:

  • Explore how different life experiences impact communication styles
  • Gain a framework for improving communication and relationship skills
  • Obtain concrete tools for building stronger relationships and communicating more effectively with those who live in poverty

Nearly 12 million full-time workers struggle to pay rent and buy food. Efforts to eradicate poverty fail, or at best, assist people to “cope” with current poverty conditions. The first module in our How Are The Children? Understanding Poverty series is designed to provide the foundation for improving outcomes for children and families living in the crisis of poverty. You will also gain a better understanding of your own attitudes, beliefs, and values about poverty, race, and equity.

Who should attend: All Staff. Participants will benefit most if they are also able to attend Communicating and Relating More Effectively Across Social Class Barriers.

Participants Will:

  • Explore how different life experiences impact communication styles
  • Gain a framework for improving communication and relationship skills
  • Obtain concrete tools for building stronger relationships and communicating more effectively with those who live in poverty