Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities Paperback – Jan 2009
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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 K. Payne'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 you'll find case studies, detailed analysis, helpful charts and exercises, and specific solutions you and your organization can implement right now to: Redesign programs to better serve people you work with Build skill sets for management to help guide employees Upgrade training for front-line staff like receptionists, case workers, and managers; Improve treatment outcomes in health care and behavioral health care; Increase the likelihood of moving from welfare to work. If your business, agency, or organization works with people from poverty, only a deeper understanding of their challenges-and strengths-will help you partner with them to create opportunities for success.
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In the workbook the authors state that "hundreds of thousands of professionals have already been exposed to and inspired by Dr. Payne's understanding of economic diversity and many towns, cities, counties and some States have begun making changes based on her conjectures." If this model is so successful for assisting the poor by unjustly stereotyping their belief systems then where are the positive results? The government should "first do no harm." To create and utilize programs modeled on the unjust stereotyping of individuals into standardized categories will not successfully help any individual overcome poverty and is perpetuating the problem by forcing individuals into discriminatory definitions used by community leaders, professionals in education, social services, health care, law enforcement, corrections, business; according to the author's own words. The CDC refers to this institutional stereotyping as one of the three types of racism and seeks to eradicate it.
I also highly recommend Ruby Payne's other books as well.