One Step Forward - Two Steps Back: From Poverty to Self-Sufficiency
Length: 1.25 hours
Training Format: Video-based
Number of CE Hours:
Pam Crawford, LCSW, and Kim Rainey, LCSW,
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Open Table is a growing poverty alleviation movement of ministry in the United States wherein a faith community collaborates with the community to create a partnership of accountability with what the model terms a "brother" or "sister" in poverty. It is a model that utilizes both social and financial capital to empower a family who has the motivation to commit to a one-year plan that will improve their lives and help move them toward self-sufficiency.
This training will illustrate the Open Table approach, while describing the experience of a group of Christians who have struggled with poverty walking alongside a sibling group while assisting their move from poverty to self-reliance.
Direct Practice: Individuals, Couples, Families and Children
Direct Practice: Groups and Communities
As a result of this training, participants will be able to:
Articulate the challenges and personal implications of merging differing Christian perspectives based on values, culture and experiences toward one over-arching goal.
Describe the key steps that lead to the empowering human potential and the gift of unconditional relationship it brings.
Professional Background Information
Differences in Culture, Values, Experiences
Identify the challenges and personal implications of merging differing Christian perspectives based on values, culture, and experiences towards one overarching goal.
Articulate some of the many challenges faced by a roadmap of living in poverty and the difficulty of unraveling those intersections that complicate future success.
Describe the success of empowering human potential and the gift of unconditional relationship it brings.
Open Table Background and History
Survival Mode vs Planning and Preparedness
We all have issues - or do we?
Money vs. Relationship in Changing Poverty
Implications for Social Work and the Church
Pam Crawford is a social work graduate of Baylor University and holds a LCSW with the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners. Pam has been employed by Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services for 15 years and is the Regional Director for the Texas Central Region supervising four diverse program sites. She and Kimberly have enjoyed working together on community projects that promote collaboration between agencies and provide better services for client families. Pam is a former adjunct professor at Baylor and a member of NACSW since graduation.
Kimberly Rainey is a social work graduate of Baylor University and holds a LMSW license with the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners. Kimberly has been on staff at Northside Baptist Church as Minister of Benevolence and Missions for the past six years and has been instrumental in providing Community Development leadership and direction as United Way Board President serving social services and churches in Navarro County. Kimberly has been a member of NACSW since graduating from Baylor University.
NACSW, provider #1078, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, phone: 800-225-6880, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program valid 1/27/18 – 1/27/21. NACSW maintains sole responsibility for the program. The North American Association of Christians in Social Work (NACSW) is also recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0479. Social Workers will receive 1.25 continuing education clock hour(s) for participating in this training. It is the responsibility of participants to contact their licensing boards to verify that this training, as a distance education session, meets their jurisdictional standards for continuing education credit and/or licensure renewal.
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