ROE13Apple BlueRon Daniels, Regional Superintendent
Regional Office of Education #13 


Working with Generational Poverty



Date:     April 30, 2021
Location:    Virtual! In real-time!
Time:    Program starts at 8:30 a.m. 
    Program concludes no later than 11:00 a.m. 
Fee:    Free for Curriculum Cooperative Members 
    $25 for Non-Coop and Out-of-District
Presenter:    John Shadowens, SPERO Family Services 
Description:    We all know that poverty is a self-perpetuating cycle. However, it's not just because of a lack of education and opportunities. The cycle of poverty affects thinking and decision making, use of language, habits and relationships that cement a worldview and drive self-perpetuating behavior. Many professionals  that work with high-risk children and families from poverty, themselves grew up in the middle class. Workshop attendees will learn the fundamental differences between mindsets and cultural shaping that inherently drive an invisible wedge between the well-intentioned middle class helper and the poverty clients we have pledged to serve. This wedge is seen in our frustration, the language we use and the lack of meaningful outcomes with clients. 

Items addressed in this training: 

  • The Hidden Rules of class
  • Brain Development/Future Story
  • Use of Language
  • Notions of Intelligence and Thought Process
  • Appreciation of Boundaries and Priorities
  • Intervention Tips and Approaches

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