Monday, July 28, 2014

Bridges out of poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities

Payne, Ruby K PhD., Philip E. DeVol, Terie Dreussi Smith. Bridges out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities. Rev. Ed. Highlands, TX: Aha! Process, 2006.  362.5 Payne    ISBN-13: 978-1929229697

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 liklihood 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.