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WEBINAR: Exploring Social Poverty: Low-Income Populations and the Impact of Family and Community Ties
February 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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 of 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:
- To identify what social poverty is, and how it may motivate participation in relationship education
- How programs can purposefully try to build participants’ social resources
Presenter: Sarah Halpern-Meekin, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.