Friday, August 17th, 2018

Bridges out of Poverty Training is scheduled

Posted: Friday, July 20, 2018

Bridges out of Poverty is a powerful model for economic and social change and stability. Bridges helps education, social, health and legal professionals redesign programs to better serve clientele, build skill sets for management to help guide employees and increase the likelihood of moving from welfare to work. Purdue Extension Huntington County and Bowen Center are bringing this two day workshop to Huntington on November 6 and 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The first day gives participants key lessons in dealing with individuals from poverty. Participants will learn how to use models to communicate effectively, and to assist clients from poverty to retain information. Bridges reaches out to providers and businesses whose daily work connects them with the lives of people in poverty. If your business, agency or organization works with people living in poverty, only a deeper understanding of their challenges and strengths will help you partner with them to create opportunities for success.

The second day is for individuals who have completed the first day. Included in this workshop is information regarding resources, creating relationships, mediation, stages of change and motivation and much more. Anyone who works in any capacity with individuals living in poverty or has an interest in helping others will learn skills and techniques to use by participating in this workshop.

Registration deadline for this training is Tuesday, October 23. Training cost for both days is $65 per person and includes a book and all training materials. Those working or volunteering for a non-profit that serves Huntington County are eligible for a discount. Questions can be answered by calling or emailing Purdue Extension Huntington County at (260) 358-4826 or gray110@purdue.edu. You may register at: http://bit.ly/291HpiT.