Supports to Encourage Low-Income Families (SELF) helps hard-working individuals find a path to live their dreams and better support their families in the future. SELF’s Mission: to enhance the quality of life for Butler County residents by impacting the causes of poverty and empowering individuals to achieve, sustain and advocate self-sufficiency.

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Class Schedule 2017

7 November 2017
November 7 / 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Lane Tech Library, Hamilton OH

The Bridges out of Poverty Workshop

This workshop is based on the book Bridges Out Of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities a collaboration between Ruby K. Payne, Philip DeVol, and Terie Dreussi Smith.  

Terie Dreussi-Smith will present insights to understanding the challenges facing individuals who are the ‘working poor’.  These are members of our Butler County communities who, despite being employed, may rely upon financial support of some kind. 

Participants will learn the importance of relationships and the “tyranny of the moment” ; uncover the hidden rules of survival for poverty and lower middle-class; identify resources needed to achieve a more stable life (it’s not all about money!) and the barriers that limit their acquisition.  This workshop is a comprehensive approach to understanding the dynamics that cause and maintain poverty from the individual to a systems level. Bridges Out of Poverty uses the lens of economic class and provides concrete tools for a community to prevent, reduce, and alleviate poverty. Terie will feature strategies for improving work performance and lowering job turnover. 

WHEN: October 23, 2017      from 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Butler County Educational Service Center (400 N. Erie Blvd. Hamilton, OH)

COST: $25 (Including lunch and book)

To register CLICK HERE  (If this topic is better suited to someone else in your organization, please forward this invitation.)



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