The reality is staggering: Louisiana families are among the poorest people in America. Many of our clients suffer from a chronic condition of “not enough” which only perpetuates the systemic problems in families and the court system. People in poverty face challenges virtually unknown to those in middle class or wealth--challenges from both obvious and hidden sources. As you work with people from poverty, some understanding of how different their world is from yours will be invaluable.
Based upon the work of Dr. Ruby Payne, this series will equip you with deeper understanding to improve your effectiveness in service to clients and offer hope in the darkness.
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#1: The Hidden Rules of Poverty
Cindy Murray and Kyle Roberts discuss the importance of understanding how and why generational poverty affects our clients along with the rules of poverty.
#2: Language & Story
Cindy Murray and Kyle Roberts explain the power of language and story in generational poverty and how therapists and advocates may utilize each for greater effectiveness.
#3: Characteristics of Poverty
Eja Johnson and Shannon Newton explore the observable distinct characteristics of generational poverty and how to work best with clients in these situations.
#4: Role Models & Support Systems
Crystal Boyd unpacks the realities of role models and how families utilized support systems in poverty.
#5: Poverty in the Flesh
Dr. Matthew Thornton and Chris Ramsey discuss what the reality of working with families in poverty along with a better understanding of discipline and relationships in poverty.