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Bridges Out of Poverty Book

Terie Dreussi-Smith, M.A. Ed., of Taylors, South Carolina, has served as supervisor of Prevention Services at a community alcohol/other drug treatment and prevention organization for more than 9 years; she was instrumental in the organization’s redesign of programs and services for prevention and early intervention with clients from generational poverty. She also co authored Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities.

Dreussi-Smith is a former public school teacher with years of experience. She served as adjunct faculty for several colleges, focusing on empowering adult students making the transition out of poverty. In her recent consulting work as a grant writer and social program manager for youth-based service agencies, community coalitions, and schools, Dreussi-Smith assisted communities in embedding Bridges Out of Poverty concepts in redesigned policies and services for families and young people in generational poverty.

In addition to presenting nearly 100 Bridges Out of Poverty seminars annually and working with communities, Dreussi-Smith has many years of experience implementing the public health model to promote health and wellness initiatives in her role as an addictions prevention specialist, program manager, and community consultant.

Selected workshops presented and products by Terie Dreussi-Smith

-Bridges Out of Poverty
-Applying Bridges Concepts
-A Framework for Understanding Poverty
-Bridges Into Health: Strategies to Reduce Inequities and Improve Health Outcomes
-Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World
-Hidden Rules of Class at Work.

Terie Dreussi-Smith co-authored Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities.


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