If you didnÂ’t grow up in poverty, you may be unaware of the Â“hidden rulesÂ” that govern many aspects of life for the poor. People in poverty are often in survival mode, where the future holds no promise, and support systems taken for granted in middle class and wealth are nonexistent. If your business, agency, or organization works with people from poverty, only a deeper understanding of their challengesÂ—and strengthsÂ—will help you partner with them to create opportunities for success. 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 PayneÂ’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 youÂ’ll find case studies, detailed analysis, helpful charts and exercises, and specific solutions you and your organization can implement right now.
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Terie Dreussi-Smith, M.A. Ed. and OCPS II lives in Marion, Ohio, where she has served as Supervisor of Prevention Services at the Morrow County Council on Alcohol and Drugs, Inc. for more than nine years. She is a former public school teacher, and currently serves as adjunct faculty for several colleges in Ohio. She provides training, grant writing, and evaluation consultation for agencies, community coalitions and schools. Terie is a certified trainer in several nationally renowned school/community programs. Philip DeVol of Marengo, Ohio, has been consulting on poverty issues since 1997. He works with organizations and communities to redesign programs which ensure sustainability and better serve people in poverty. Philip is also the author of Getting Ahead in a Just-GettinÂ’-By World. Philip served as director of a substance abuse treatment facility for nearly 20 years. Ruby K. Payne, author, speaker, publisher, business owner and career educator, is an expert on the mindsets of economic classes and on crossing socioeconomic lines in education, work, and for social change. Dr. PayneÂ’s work stems from more than 30 years of first-hand experience in the public schools, as high school department head, principal, and central office administrator of staff development. She became known for helping students from all economic backgrounds to achieve academic success. She received her B.A. from Goshen (IN) College, earned a masterÂ’s degree in English Literature from Western Michigan University, and her doctorate in Educational Leadership & Policy from Loyola University in Illinois. As founder and president of aha! Process, Inc., she has published more than three dozen books. Dr. Payne presents her work throughout the United States, Canada, and Australia.Review:
Before we integrated these principles, our turnover rate was 40-60% and cost us $3.6 million. Since then, our rate has been reduced to less than 5% and last year cost us under $500,000, proving that communitywide or regional change initiatives can significantly impact businesses bottom lines. --Dave A. Barrett Director of Talent Management, Cascade Engineering, Inc. Grand Rapids, MI
Bridges out of poverty brings new players and new energy to the table. It addresses poverty at the individual, community, and structural/policy levels-and calls for people in poverty to be planners and decision makers. --Bonnie Bazata Director, St. Joseph County Bridges Out of Poverty Initiative South Bend, IN
I practice pediatrics in neighborhood clinics that primarily serve low-income families. But it took an aha moment at a bridges workshop to help me understand what my patients were up against. Now I am a much stronger advocate for change in our policies and procedures in delivering healthcare to those in poverty. --Jane Goldman, M.D. Associate Professor of Pediatrics The Ohio State University College of Medicine Nationwide Childrens Hospital Columbus, OH
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Book Description aha! Process, Inc., 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P111934583367