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Knowledge Share #8: Breaking Out of Poverty
Renee Post, Residential Program Manager
Breaking Out of Poverty
Jenny Macias, Community Program Manager
Many of the teen moms served at Hope House of Colorado grew up in generational poverty, which means they see and interact with the world differently than someone from middle class.
For example, a person living in generational poverty functions almost constantly in survival mode. Usually their basic needs are not met, which leads to the inability to get ahead.
At Hope House we are committed to helping our teen moms become self-sufficient. This requires helping them get ahead – which requires that we learn to understand how they see the world and “speak their language.”
Speaking her language allows us to gain the teen mom’s trust – and then teach her how to “speak the language” of the middle class so she can accomplish her dreams of self-sufficiency.
I have put together a video (password: teen) that outlines the differences between generational poverty and middle class – designed to allow you to learn how to be bi-lingual between the poverty and middle classes.
Much of the information in this blog comes from Bridges Out of Poverty, a book written by Ruby K. Payne and Phillip E. Duval. Please watch the video and then go to the Aha Process website to get more information on generational poverty as well as other educational materials.
Knowledge Share #8: Breaking Out of Poverty - 08/18/2016
Knowledge Share #7: Creating a Home - 07/11/2016
Knowledge Share #6: The Power of Mindset - 06/14/2016
Knowledge Share #5: College or Bust! - 05/17/2016
Knowledge Share #4:Understanding Addiction - 04/07/2016
Knowledge Share #3:Mentoring Empowers Teen Moms - 03/21/2016
Knowledge Share #2: Healthy Relationships - 02/11/2016
Knowledge Share #1: Brain Development - 01/12/2016
Teen Mom Barrier #8: Communicating the Barriers - 12/16/2015
Teen Mom Barrier #7: Homelessness - 10/09/2015
TEEN MOM BARRIER #6: GENERATIONAL POVERTY - 07/16/2015
Teen Mom Barrier Number #5: Domestic Violence - 06/03/2015
Teen Mom Barrier # 4 The Challenges of College - 05/12/2015
Teen Mom Barrier #2: Childcare - 02/18/2015
Teen Mom Barrier #1: Society's Negative Expectations - 01/26/2015
Teen Mom Misconceptions #5: Success is Impossible - 09/22/2014
Misconception #3: Mentoring Teen Moms is Complicated - 06/05/2014
Because they want someone to love them? - 05/21/2014
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8 Pennies - 12/18/2013
"The most courageous young women I know." - 11/14/2013
Our Graduates: In their hands, they hold the future! - 09/30/2013
Measuring the Intangible - 06/15/2013
Grown-Up Mom - 05/01/2013
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