TRAINING WORKSHOP: Poverty Simulation

Friday, September 19, 2014
The Heights
8001 Dale Avenue
Richmond Heights, MO 63117
(click here for directions)
The fee is $10 for non-members, cash or check only.

A Poverty Simulation is a unique opportunity to help the community understand what life is like with a shortage of money and an abundance of stress. Thousands of individuals and families in St. Louis face poverty every day. Using a simulation kit, participants role-play the lives of low-income families. Family scenarios are distributed to groups of participants, who must decide how to seek services and support, obtain financial assistance, and determine how to spend what little money the family has in order to survive. Join CoCAN for this exciting opportunity to enhance empathy for lowincome youth and families and the barriers they face in their daily lives.


Are you ready to make Medicaid Expansion a reality for Missouri? Missouri Healthcare for All needs your help!

Contact them at or 877-383-8884 to find out about phonebanking and volunteering to staff a booth at upcoming community events.

Thanks to everyone who attended our June 20 training, Strengths Based Interventions with Immigrant and Refugee Populations. What an awesome presentation by Dr. Bob Bertolino! I hope you left with ideas to immediately improve your practice. Thanks to Dr. Bertolino for reminding us all: the strongest evidence based practice, offered by the most skilled clinician, will yield little if it is not a good fit for the recipient and does not take into account their unique world view.

For more information about the presenters on immigrant and refugee services, or Dr. Bertolino, check out:

We are accepting registration for our September 19th training, which will be a Poverty Simulation presented by the Community Action Agency of St. Louis County, Inc (CAASTL). Space is limited, so we encourage you to sign up NOW so we can get an idea of how many people want to take part in this memorable experience.

Our latest Policy Notes is an update on the recently ended legislative session, and what child advocates need to be aware of in the coming months. Be informed, and spread the word about how to improve life for children and families in Missouri!

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