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Since December 2013,

over 1,000 Stephens County adults have taken the prevention training.

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Stewards of Children® is an evidence-informed prevention solution that increases knowledge, improves attitudes, and changes child protective behaviors. It offers practical prevention training with a conversational, real-world approach.

Schedule training for your group by calling 706-898-5116. For more information, visit d2l.org.

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Poverty 101 Training


Professional Development Workshops:

It is so difficult to get our collective “head” around the issue of reducing poverty because it’s such a complex issue. Combined, these one-hour workshops will help you understand poverty and how you can begin the process of addressing poverty in your community.


  1. What is Poverty?  This workshop provides a broad view of the types of poverty, shines the light on prejudice and discrimination against people in poverty, and introduces the four causes of poverty.
  2. Hidden Rules of Economic Class:  This workshop demonstrates how economic rules of socio-economic class affects behaviors and mindsets in all economic classes.
  3. Resources Needed to Move Out of Poverty: This workshop introduces the eight resources people in poverty need to build for permanent, positive change in becoming self-sufficient.
  4. Organizational & Individual Poverty Competency:  Are you “ready” to begin working on helping those in poverty move towards a more self-sufficient life?  If not, discover what steps do you or your organization need to take to become poverty competent.


Professional Development Book Studies:

  1. Bridges to Sustainable Communities by Phillip E. DeVol
  2. What Every Church Member Should Know About Poverty by Bill Ehlig & Ruby K. Payne
  3. Understanding the Framework of Poverty by Ruby K Payne