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A Practical Tool Kit for Emotional Wellness

January 27, 2015 Published by

Our newest book, How Much of Yourself Do You Own?, serves as a practical tool kit for individuals, self-help groups, peer-support groups, and therapy groups seeking change and emotional wellness. The book contains insights and tools drawn from research-based change principles, as well as the authors’ personal and professional experience. As people journey through... View Article

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The Tyranny of the Moment – How Economic Class Differences Impact Success in Higher Education

January 16, 2015 Published by

“The trouble with being poor is that it takes up all your time.” Willem de Kooning quoted in the Richmond, Virginia Times-Dispatch When working with higher education professionals who support under-resourced college students, we start by discussing the mental models of three economic classes (poverty, middle class and wealth). Doing so allows us... View Article

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Does Your Community Need a Bridges Steering Committee?

December 22, 2014 Published by

“12 Thinking Tools for Bridges Out of Poverty Communities” by Philip DeVol is being presented in 12 separate blogs. The paper is for people who are already using Bridges concepts and want to deepen the work of their community collaboratives. Poverty is becoming increasing complex, requiring not only a new... View Article

Not a News Flash… Poverty is an indicator of college enrollment and graduation

November 23, 2014 Published by

Examining data from more than 3.5 million high school graduates, a report released by the National Student Clearinghouse states that poverty remains a more important indicator of whether a student will enroll/attend college than other factors. Those of us that work with under-resourced students know that there are two important ways to help your students a)... View Article

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Is Your Community at Risk?

November 6, 2014 Published by

“12 Thinking Tools for Bridges Out of Poverty Communities” by Philip DeVol is being presented in 12 separate blogs. The paper is for people who are already using Bridges concepts and want to deepen the work of their community collaboratives. Poverty is becoming increasing complex, requiring not only a new... View Article

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Bridges Out Of Poverty Summit at a Maryland University

October 29, 2014 Published by

On November 14th, Allegany College in Maryland will be hosting the 48th Annual Institute on Medicine and Religion, with a panel based around Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities. Terie Dreussi-Smith, co-author of the book, will be presenting about poverty and healthcare along with a board of specialists in various... View Article

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Mitigating Factors: Negative Neighborhoods and Student Learning

October 23, 2014 Published by

We can’t give up on students who are just struggling to survive. In a piece for the October edition of AMLE (Association for Middle Level Education) Magazine, Dr. Ruby Payne cites the relationship between negative neighborhood characteristics and poor student performance. Where some educators see pessimism, Dr. Payne sees positivity,... View Article

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Bridges Out Of Poverty Workshop Educates New York State

October 22, 2014 Published by

A recent two-day Bridges Out Of Poverty workshop in Watertown, New York educated one hundred and fifty people about poverty and socioeconomic differences. Many of those who participated in the workshop work in social services, and the discussions they heard and participated in will directly contribute to their professions. “For instance,... View Article