Education Corner: Poverty

As a staff we had a great opportunity to attend a Bridges Out of Poverty seminar, which has had us¬†thinking about how to better support you as Life Advocates. We have had several conversations over the last few weeks about poverty and how it affects our clients, and we wanted to share some quick tidbits with you.¬† Check out this video by Jodi, who is a trainer with Bridges out of Poverty on resources. As you listen to her think about how we use the 7 F’s wheel and the conversations we have about resources with clients. That we don’t start with someone’s deficits but with their strengths.

Take 2 minutes and listen to a story about resources and think about these questions. What resources do our clients have? How could we use their strengths? What labels do we catch ourselves using?