Course Description


According to the National Center for Children Living in Poverty, the single greatest threat to a child’s well-being is poverty. As a Volunteer Child Advocate, understanding the nature of poverty and its effects on children and families will assist you with being a more effective advocate. This course will guide you through key facts about children and their families living in poverty. It will also provide you with tips on how to address the impacts of poverty on their lives.


You are not expected to complete the course in one sitting.  It is recommend you complete one chapter at a time, allowing at least 30 minutes per chapter.  

NOTE:  For GAL Staff and Volunteers, the Optima training topic for this 1.5 hour course is "Dynamics of Child Abuse & Neglect".

This material has been exclusively designed for I am for the child Academy. 

Training Specialists

Statewide Guardian ad Litem Training Team

This course is presented by experts of this subject matter. Contact: Training@gal.fl.gov

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Chapter 8 - Section 1

    • Introduction and Overview

  • 2

    Chapter 8 - Section 2

    • Effects of Poverty

    • Impacts of Poverty on Children

  • 3

    Chapter 8 - Section 3

    • Advocacy in Action / Wrap Up

    • Poverty Quiz

Reviews

5 star rating

Poverty

Mildred Furs

Informative. I didn't realize the different types of poverty and this opened my eyes!

Informative. I didn't realize the different types of poverty and this opened my eyes!

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5 star rating

Powerful Information and Statistics related to Poverty

Joy Bridwell

I think this important information for all who work with children in schools, in athletics and extracurricular activities, in the system, as well those who a...

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I think this important information for all who work with children in schools, in athletics and extracurricular activities, in the system, as well those who are policy makers to know.

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4 star rating

Ruey Read

3 star rating

Poverty

Angel Moreno