Bridges Out of Poverty Two Day Workshop

Monday, 19 June 2017 8:30 AM - Tuesday, 20 June 2017 4:00 PM EST

232 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY, 12866, United States

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Licensed Social Workers Eligible for CEU's - Bridges Out of Poverty- Two Day Training Partial Approval - Free

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Monday, 19 June 2017 8:30 AM - Tuesday, 20 June 2017 4:00 PM EST

Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs, 232 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY, 12866, United States.

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Monday, June 19 & Tuesday, June 20, 2017

8:30am - 4:00pm 

8:00am - 8:30am Arrival, Registration & Light Breakfast

Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs
232 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY


Better Health for Northeast New York and Schenectady Bridges invite you to be trained and equipped in the groundbreaking work of Bridges Out of Poverty and its ongoing impact in our region.

Bridges Out of Poverty workshops offer healthcare providers, employers, community and government organizations, social service agencies, businesses and individuals powerful tools for change.  Based on Dr. Ruby Payne’s A Framework for Understanding Poverty, Bridges workshops provide proven ideas that will improve health outcomes, build resources, improve job retention rates and support those who are moving from poverty to sustainability.  

This workshop will:

  • Explore poverty, its causes, hidden rules and impact
  • Examine communication patterns
  • Identify resources and strengths
  • Develop an action plan to improve services
  • Bring people from all sectors together to view poverty through a new lens
  • Build skill sets for management to help guide employees and increase retention
  • Improve treatment outcomes
  • Provide insights into the challenges and strengths of those who live in poverty
  • Introduce strategies for changing program designs, policies and procedures to improve outcomes


Have you ever had clients/employees/customers who…Frequently show up late or don’t show up at all for appointments?   Have difficulty communicating their needs?  Often treat your agency/organization’s employees with disrespect, suspicion, and/or disdain?  Don’t seem to care about next week, next month or their long term future?  Appear to engage in discussions that “just don’t make sense”?  This Bridges Out of Poverty Workshop will provide information that will improve interactions with those in poverty, optimize outcomes and reduce stress for the people with whom you work. 


Bridges Out of Poverty 2-Day Intensive Training is facilitated by a multi-faceted team of experts from a variety of organizations and backgrounds.  All are nationally certified Bridges Out of Poverty facilitators.

City Mission of Schenectady / Schenectady Works is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0388. 

13.0 Contact hours for a Two Day Bridges Out of Poverty Workshop.

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Schenectady Works

Schenectady Bridges exists to build bridges that support individuals from our community as they move from poverty to sustainability. Utilizing the Bridges Out of Poverty constructs as a foundation, Schenectady Bridges will collaboratively and innovatively build resources and remove barriers through dynamic programmatic and economic development leading to individual, organizational, and community-wide wellness, opportunity, and transformation.

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