What is ‘A Framework for Understanding Poverty?’
Chestin Auzenne-Curl, Ph.D.
September 20, 2018, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Central
Are your under-resourced students struggling to complete assignments? Smirking when disciplined? Do they seem to be less focused on the concepts than they are on their social lives? This webinar is an introduction to the effects of poverty on thinking and success in school, as well as strategies you can use to begin getting different results.
What is ‘Tactical Communication?’
Gary Rudick and Angel Tucker
October 4, 2018, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Central
Tactical Communication: First Responder Edition by Jodi Pfarr is a model to train those within emergency response services to better understand the effects of generational poverty. Attendees will achieve an improved understanding of the importance of creating relationships and developing support for Bridges initiatives within their communities. Gaining such knowledge can result in several advantages: Emergency responders will understand the importance of establishing relationships with people within generational poverty and how that relates to being a more effective law enforcement officer, firefighter, or emergency medical technician. The more they understand the people they serve, the less frustration and stress emergency responders will experience, and the safer everyone will be. There will be fewer citizen complaints based on misunderstandings and mistakes, there will be less escalation, and there will be more opportunities for de-escalation of conflicts. Establishment of relationships results in a higher level of citizen satisfaction from citizen-police encounters. Join this webinar to learn how Tactical Communication will drive positive changes in your Bridges initiative.
‘Race Against Poverty’: A collaborative approach
Aaron D. Naklick
October 18, 2018, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Central
Are you looking for a new fundraising opportunity? Are you looking for ways to engage your community in the Getting Ahead program? Do you have graduates who are looking to continue their progress after graduation? This webinar will give you a glimpse into how a small northern New York town took Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World and used it to coordinate fundraising efforts, engage local businesses and local government, as well as support graduates well after graduation.
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What is ‘Removing the Mask: Identifying and Serving Gifted Students from Poverty?’
Ellen Williams, Ed.D.
November 1, 2018, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Central
Is there equity in your school’s gifted program? Do the demographics reflect the demographics of your campus as a whole? Gifted programs often serve wealthy and middle class students and exclude students from poverty. This webinar will address how to identify gifted students from poverty using easy-to-use instruments and detailed procedures, and it will outline a complete process for finding gifted students from poverty. Williams will also address strategies and supports to retain students and foster success in gifted programs, suggestions for behavioral interventions in gifted programs, and techniques for working with parents. Williams will briefly discuss how to use the Teacher Perception Inventory and Environmental Opportunities Profile instruments.