SRF Program

  • Bridges Out of Poverty

    VEYLDF Alignment

    Item uses these practice principles: Partnerships with families.

    Item responds to these sub-outcomes: Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing.


    Based on Dr Ruby K. Payne's A Framework for Understanding Poverty, these training workshops reach out to millions of service providers and businesses whose daily work connects them with people in poverty.

    A Framework for Understanding Poverty: This workshop has been developed specifically for the education sector, and will give you the tools to address the complexities, including educational challenges, that come with working with children and families who have experienced intergenerational poverty. Catering to the needs of teachers, ancillary and office staff as well as allied health professionals, 'Frameworks' can make understanding and dealing with children and their families easier, in and out of the educational setting. 

    Bridges out of Poverty: This workshop will provide participants with the knowledge, understanding and tools to tackle sensitive issues in respectful and constructive ways. It offers solutions that are practical and strategic, addressing everyday interactions through to policy implications in every sector. This workshop is targeted towards professionals, including allied health, who work with clients who have experienced intergenerational poverty.

    Detailed Costs

    The training cost will vary depending on the provider and location - please contact providers directly to obtain cost information.

    Implementation Considerations

    Target population: educators who work with families challenged by financial and social disadvantage.
    Program / practice descriptions and details: a book describing the framework taught in the training can be purchased online, and a training supplement is also available online. Workshops participants are provided with a companion workbook for the workshop they attend.
    Program adaptability: the Australian training provider can tailor the training to specific sectors (i.e., Health, Business, Justice, Housing, Welfare, Employment, Early Childhood, Community Renewal, Churches or Local Governments). The training can also be tailored to address whole community needs. The ‘Frameworks’ workshop is targeted specifically at teachers, including early childhood teachers. The facilitator will modify the workshop content at times to meet the needs of the sector that participants work in.
    Training requirements: participants are required to attend two days of training. Day one training is a pre-requisite for day two training. These two days of training can be attended consecutively or can be spaced as appropriate to give participants time to integrate the material. This will depend on participants individual need and interest.
    Australian experience: in Australia, the training is provided through a key trainer and facilitator.

    Strength of Evidence

    Not applicable