13.5% was the poverty rate in the U.S. in 2015 when the idea for this deck was conceived. Those who live in poverty face daily challenges that those of us with more resources don’t. These are the challenges of those who have little. Indeed, it is a very different world if you’re poor in America.
We created this deck to start conversations between friends and neighbors who know these challenges and to enlighten those who don’t. It is hard to have conversations about subjects when judgment and shame are present.
This deck can be used with your family to build the Skills & Attitudes of resilience. Share in small groups and learn from one another. Use it in schools to combat the shame and judgment directed to those who have little. New and seasoned human/social service professionals could also benefit from a clearer understanding of the everyday challenges of those they serve
For a better understanding of BounceBack, view our video on the right-hand side of this page.
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BounceBack will be available for purchase via our website soon. We’d like to introduce you to BounceBack by playing a bi-weekly (Tuesdays and Thursdays) game on our homepage using our free Downloadable Demonstration Deck.
Your Challenge Card from our Downloadable Demonstration Deck is featured above. Once you’ve dealt with the challenge, magnify your screen and take a close look at the bottom of the card. There you will see the Skills & Attitudes we feel might be most helpful in managing the scenario. You can also use other skills and attitudes that you find helpful as long as you can explain how you would apply them. We challenge you to find new ways of responding to adversity.
Which of these Skills & Attitudes will you choose to apply?
Follow along alone, with a friend or a group. Talk to others and find out how they would respond. We can learn much from one another. But if we wish to learn from our experiences, we must first get through them.
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