Poverty Simulation immerses participants in scenarios that provide a simulated experience of those living in poverty. Participants take on the role of a person living in a low-income community. Each participant receives a packet that identifies their particular role to play. Some participants play the role of the consumer, while others play the role of a business or agency in the community (ie. the bank, the employer, the pawnshop, etc.).
There is an extensive debriefing at the end of the simulation exercises. Participants typically have a strong need to talk about the challenging experience, issues came up for them, and their insights resulting from the simulation experience. We take time to talk about the impact of what we’ve learned, the work participants do, and we review the goals and results of this simulation program.
This training is FREE and open to the public.
Health and Human Services staff are encouraged to register and/or volunteer to help. Contact Andrea Nordness at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.