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Bridges Out of Poverty

By: Philip E. DeVol,Ruby K. Payne,Terie Dreussi Smith
Narrated by: Tom Blair,Philip DeVol
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Publisher's Summary

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.

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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2009 Aha Process, Inc (P)2009 Aha Process, Inc

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Couldn't pause, awesome approach to bridging the gap.

I couldn't stop listening to the audio book. It consumed my whole day. I replayed certain segments for note taking and better understanding. I will require my management team to read the book or listen to the audible. A must read for teachers and academic administrators. While this is a great resource for college level , I believe the greatest impact is K-12. We can change a generation by using the BOP teachings.

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Helpful, informative

Helpful, informative, and required by state student aids, and teachers. Reference books and student handouts are available

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I hate it

It's flabbergasting the kinds of things these authors' say without irony.
But they say the silent part out loud.
Teach the poor to think like an economically privileged white supremacist that doesn't actually care about the well-being of those in their community, and will sever bonds with family/friend in order to "succeed" in the professional class culture and they just might escape generational poverty (at the direct expense of those they leave behind)

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Good information

This is intended for social workers or anybody working with people in poverty in a capacity trying to help them out of poverty and that is not me however it was recommended to me in order to help one person specifically so that I could understand and I do feel like I got a lot out of this book.

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brings understanding of different classes

enlightening, shed light on behaviors of people living in poverty, whether they are from generational poverty or became impoverished through circumstances. a useful tool for people working with a broad spectrum of people from different classes and backgrounds. social workers, teachers, health care providers, and employers that deal with lower skilled workers, as well as those who are living in poverty and looking to understand their own situation

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worth the listen

very interesting with realizations for me throughout. a little challenging to listen to as it is written in textbook format. Will likely listen again to round out my understanding.

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easily followable and first hand accounts

easily followable and first hand accounts make this reading a journey. personal stories make for believable real-world barriers . referencing the wrap-around social services aspect helps hone in on obstacles and handling extra-sensitive issues to address the population's umbrella of needs. thank you.

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Helpful for Church Work, Too

I am a pastor who works with a lot of social workers. This book helped me understand some of ways that the social workers operate, and I appreciated the explanation of the "hidden rules" of different classes. The rules helped me to reflect on how my congregation functions and why it is increasingly difficult for us (solidly middle class) to reach our neighbors (increasingly people in poverty).

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Great book!

It gave me a new perspective to look at life and understand the poverty of middle class cultures.

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A fabulous book with a such a great message. Highly recommend to all who have the time. Flows quickly

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change the world of those around you

This is an excellently put together overview of understanding people in poverty as well as yourself. well written and insightful.