Poverty affects all of us — not just the people directly experiencing it.
As an educator, healthcare provider, policymaker, service provider or community member, you are in a unique position to affect poverty in your community. You have an impact on the lives of people experiencing poverty, and our training can give you tools to improve communications and strategically think about your services and policies to improve outcomes for people experiencing poverty.
Get trained today with one of our poverty training options so you can adequately address this need.
We train groups and organizations, empowering them with tools to more effectively address policies, services, and interactions surrounding issues of poverty. CoActive Connections believes that by gaining a deeper understanding of the unique needs of people you interact with, you will have more tools to accomplish your goals.
We facilitate using an interactive approach and integrate authentic storytelling from both trainers and people experiencing poverty (gathered from focus groups and interviews). Our training activities are part of a professionally designed curriculum to ensure quality and impact, and the poverty simulation curriculum is made available to us through the Missouri Association for Community Action.
We bring our training directly to your group or organization, and occasionally offer training open to the public for registration. Check out our blog to stay up to date on our latest training opportunities! If you are curious to learn more about our impact, check out who we have trained, testimonials, and what we accomplished in 2015.
Training Description: What is poverty, and how does it impact lives and communities? Learn about common poverty myths and understand the daily realities that someone faces when experiencing poverty. Explore barriers and challenges faced by individuals experiencing poverty, and use that knowledge to start thinking about how to apply this to your work and interactions with people experiencing poverty. The workshop includes experiential activities and active discussion. Learn more.
Training Description: “Walk a mile” in the shoes of someone experiencing poverty through a simulation, one of the most effective ways to learn. You will also explore local poverty-related demographics, trends, and assumptions. There is an opportunity to debrief and reflect upon the poverty simulation experience and discuss potential actions related to supporting individuals and families living in poverty. Learn more.
Training Description: Work together with your colleagues to identify and build strategies to outline improvements to workplace policies, services and interactions with people experiencing poverty. Learn about community resources addressing poverty, including strengths and limitations. The training includes experiential activities and active discussion. NOTE: Understanding Poverty or Poverty Simulation are a prerequisite for this training. Learn more.
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