Training Information: In this training, Talcott Broadhead will discuss the ways in which policy, media and myth have come together to stigmatize poverty and poor people. Common beliefs that equate a person’s value to that of their financial worth will be investigated and challenged. Understanding the history of poverty bias is an important move toward destigmatizing low-income, working class, and poor people.
This training is appropriate for all staff.
Presenter Bio: Talcott Broadhead, MSW is a transgender Social Worker, anti-violence and anti-bias expert, Holocaust scholar, author, Professor, and trauma specialist. Talcott's two decades of work with trauma survivors; as well as their own experience in communities impacted by the legacies of trauma, have propelled their quest to seek remedies that are trauma-informed and culturally relevant. Talcott's current work is centered at the intersection of transgender liberation, depathologization, anti-racism, historical trauma, historical resilience, and disability justice. It is Talcott’s mission to teach and practice skills that promote equity, informed-knowledge, and the ethical application of socially-just social work.