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Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities Paperback – Jan 2009

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 285 pages
  • Publisher: AHA! Process; Revised edition 2009 edition (January 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1934583359
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934583357
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 1.5 x 25.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 431 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #273,438 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0xa142500c) out of 5 stars 66 reviews
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HASH(0xa233d264) out of 5 stars A must read if you work with families. Sept. 22 2011
By C. Beytien - Published on
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This book is for anyone working in any capacity with families. Because we all come from different backgrounds, our communities can only succeed if we understand each other. Whether church worker/volunteer, school staff/volunteer, or general community worker/volunteer, this book lays out great information in a way we can all understand and use to benefit ourselves and others.
I also highly recommend Ruby Payne's other books as well.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa19228d0) out of 5 stars Read with Objectivity July 31 2015
By Eileen M. Unander - Published on
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I'm a little concerned about the ways in which people of generational poverty are characterized in this book. It felt derogatory at times and unnecessarily stereotyping. Some of the concepts were helpful, but I think when working with people with economic challenges it is always important to see the person first and hear their story before jumping to these conclusions...And I guess because the lead author has a PhD I assumed it was a scholarly book but it seems to be based on personal and professional observations...rather antidotal. So I think in some ways this book could do harm while intending to help.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
By gacooley22 - Published on
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This book contains priceless information about working with people living in poverty. Unfortunately, it was very difficult, and at times impossible, to read the charts in the Kindle edition. This was very poorly done and should be corrected.
HASH(0xa49b0c90) out of 5 stars Not what I expected June 6 2014
By bluegrassgirl - Published on
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Although this is very good information, it was not what I expected. I already had the book, "Understanding Poverty". Had I known that it was very similar, I probably wouldn't have bought. However, there are some things that I intend to use.
HASH(0xa175f168) out of 5 stars Out of poverty with a method April 7 2016
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For those who want to understand how to work with people of poverty this is a must read book. Few people understand the depth of social problems that the people of poverty experience. It's not as simple as we might think to just give things to people and expect them to respond. Great techniques and methodology in this book