The training will address the specific needs of the culture of poverty in Beaver County and how social workers can serve clients more effectively. Poverty is defined in part as living without resources. These resources include financial, emotional, mental, spiritual, physical, support systems, role models and communication rules. This training is designed to provide a framework for social service workers to understand poverty and the broader resource limitations of their clients.
This training will address:
-Causes of poverty
-Generational and situational poverty
-Risk factors related to poverty
-Child development and poverty
--Participants will better understand the culture of poverty.
--Participants will be able to identify issues that often predispose low-income families to choices and behaviors that negatively impact their lives.
--Participants will examine their own attitudes about work, education and family priorities.
This program is offered for (the previously entered) number of CE hours of social work continuing education through co-sponsorship of the University of Pittsburgh's School of Social Work, a Council on Social Work Education accredited school and therefore a PA pre-approved provider of social work continuing education. These credit hours satisfy requirements for LSW/LCSW, LMFT, and LPC biennial license renewal, For information on social work continuing education call (412) 346-8044 .