Saturday, November 18th, 2017

Bridges out of Poverty training to be held

Posted: Thursday, March 16, 2017

Bridges out of Poverty is a powerful model for economic and social change and stability. It helps education, social, health and legal professionals re-design programs to better serve their clientele, build skill sets for management to help guide employees and increase the likelihood of moving from welfare to work.

This two day workshop will be held in Huntington, on Wednesday, June 21 and Thursday, June 22 at the Huntington County Community Learning Center, 2201 N. Jefferson Street.

Day 1 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 learn quickly. 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.

Day 2 is for individuals who have completed Day 1. 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 Wednesday, June 7. The cost of the training, including both days, is $65 (Day 1, $40 including a book; Day 2, $25). Special pricing is available for non-profit staff and volunteers who serve Huntington County. Lunch will be up to the individual participant. Register online by clicking here.

For more information about the training, contact Karen Hinshaw at (260) 358-4826 or kdhinsha@purdue.edu or visit www.extension.purdue.edu/huntington.