Exploring Social Poverty: Low-Income Populations and the Impact of Family and Community Ties

February 12, 2020

Exploring Social Poverty:
Low-Income Populations and the
Impact of Family and Community Ties

The impact of financial poverty has been a focus of researchers for decades. In this webinar, Dr. Sarah Halpern-Meekin, author of Social Poverty: Low-income Parents and the Struggle for Family and Community Ties, examines another dimension of poverty that has been considerably understudied: social poverty. Social poverty—or lacking adequate close, dependable, and trusting relationships—is an often-ignored form of hardship that is separate from financial poverty. Developing healthy relationship skills and coping mechanisms through relationship education may help address social poverty.

Join us as Dr. Halpern-Meekin discusses the relational and emotional dimensions of poverty and the benefits relationship education has to offer.

Specifically, webinar attendees will learn:
1. To identify what social poverty is, and how it may motivate participation in relationship education
2. How programs can purposefully try to build participants’ social resources
Presenters: Sarah Halpern-Meekin, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Who should attend: Relationship skills educators, community-based workers, family life educators, health educators, high school counselors/teachers, adolescent development researchers, Extension professionals, anyone interested in improving outcomes for youth, couples, and families, individuals working with high-needs, vulnerable youth, couples, and families.

When: Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 4:00 pm Eastern/1:00 pm Pacific

Duration: 60 minutes

Cost: Free!


Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 16:00 to 17:00
The Dibble Institute
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