Understanding the Struggle of Poverty Workshop with Poverty Simulation

Thursday, 24 February 2022 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM CST

100 Grand Blvd., Longview, Texas, 75602, United States

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Understanding the Struggle of Poverty Workshop and Poverty Simulation Partial Approval - $25.00

The day is packed with information and experiential activities that will help participants better understand the struggle of poverty. Who should attend? Anyone working with people living the day-to-day struggle of poverty, including businesses, faith communities, educational, medical, social services, governmental agencies, housing providers, law enforcement, juvenile, and adult justice providers.

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Thursday, 24 February 2022 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM CST

Maude Cobb Activity Center, 100 Grand Blvd., Longview, Texas, 75602, United States.

Session 1 from 9 AM - Noon - Understanding the Struggle of Poverty workshop is based on research by Dr. Ruby Payne and by Phil de Vol.
This workshop explores Hidden Rules of Class, Generational vs Situational Poverty, Poverty is More Than Financial Instability, Mental Models,
and Effective Communication Tools.

Lunch from Noon - 1:30 PM - on you own

Session 2 from 1:30 - 4:30 PM - The Poverty Simulation, which is a powerful, interactive tool that allows participants
to "step into the shoes" of a person living in poverty through role-playing as a member of a "family."


City of Longview Partners in Prevention


Partners in Prevention addresses community barriers by inspiring hope, connecting partners, and building trusting relationships that transform lives. Partners in Prevention is a division of the City of Longview that strives to include all sectors of the community in creating a better Longview and offers multiple opportunities for volunteers and community members to come to the planning table, and engage with others, to address community barriers of poverty, race relations, underage drinking, marijuana use, and prescription drug abuse.

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