Bridges Out of Poverty – Study Guide

Study Guide Bridges

Difference in Views Related to Economic Levels

Issues are addressed differently at the different economic levels. When we look at our communities the class we belong to may direct how we look at the communities as a whole. When I hear about issues within the communities the ones that are closer to home for me are the ones that I may find […]

11 Essential Resources

Bridges Out of Poverty defines poverty as the extent to which one does without resources. Resources are tools one uses to navigate their environment and survive it. The more resources you have the better equipped you are to be successful in your environment. Financial Money to purchase goods and services Emotional Ability to control emotional […]

How Scarcity Trap Affects Our Thinking, Behavior – AUDIO FILE

Select the following link to access an audio file about scarcity and how it affects our thinking. For more information on scarcity read Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means so Much. SCARCITY AUDIO FILE. Once you access the page: click the Listen button. You may also click the download file button; then click Open to […]

12 Thinking Tools for Bridges Out of Poverty Initiatives

12 thinking tools to build stability and resources at four levels: individual, institutional, community, and policy.

Mental Model of Poverty

The Mental Model of Poverty gives us a concrete visual representation of the various aspects of life faced by individuals experiencing generational poverty. It gives us a visual to prompt discussion on the topic. The model was created by individuals living in poverty and depicts the interlocking nature of the elements. It shows us that […]

Community Tool Box

The Office of Community and Faith Engagement is pleased to provide a Community Engagement Tool Box for your perusal. The Kansas Work Group for Community Health and Development has graciously given permission for OKDHS staff to utilize this tool. The Community Tool Box is a Creative Commons publication, so users are encouraged to share the […]

Building a Bridges Initiative

A Bridges Out of Poverty Initiative in your community is about engaging partners from every business sector. It emphasizes that we are all connected and need one another to truly become a sustainable community where everyone prospers.