Bridges Out Of Poverty Training - English

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This FREE training facilitated by Nicole J. Baptiste, LMSW, will review the Bridges Model, which uses a social-cognitive framework to understand the dynamics that cause and maintain poverty, from the individual level.

The Bridges Out Of Poverty program came from Ruby K. Payne, Ph.D. and her research "A Framework for Understanding Poverty."

Bridges Out of Poverty uses the lens of economic class and provides concrete tools and strategies for a community to alleviate poverty. Participants will review poverty research, examine a theory of change, and analyze poverty through the prism of the hidden rules of class, resources, family structure, and language. Videos, breakouts, and activities will be utilized during the training.

Learn more about this program, the training, and other opportunities aHa Process offers  at:


Materials: EPIS will provide registrants with a free PDF copy of the handouts needed a few days prior to the training. Please ensure you have these available for the start of the training. You may also wish to order from aHa Process, the book and workbook for this training: "Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities" (also available in Spanish).

Buy the book and Training Supplement here: 

If you do not order the book/workbook, please just have the handouts available.


  • Sep 30, 2021; 8:30am — Sep 30, 2021; 3:30pm
Virtual meeting via Zoom, link will be provided closer to the event.

This training will have a morning, lunch, and afternoon break.