Poverty is an everyday reality for more than 46 million Americans but often very misunderstood and riddled with myths and
misconceptions. This session is a “Poverty 101” workshop. We will offer some history and answer questions like: How is
“poverty” defined? How is the poverty level calculated? As well as Missouri specific information. We will also talk about the toxic
stress, trauma, and poverty.
Substance Abuse Prevention, Education, and Poverty: How to engage your community
As professionals it may be hard to connect the dots between services that you offer and the larger problem of poverty. In this
session we will discuss how to engage low income individuals in local activities. As well as how do you educate the community
to support these initiatives. We will offer concrete examples of strategies as well as having a discussion about what works in