The following questions can be used to complete a self-appraisal about what it means to be poor.
Answer these questions:
How do you define poverty?
Have you ever been poor? Describe what that was like?
What words are used in your family when talking about poor or dependent families and individuals?
Did your family make any particular efforts to help people who were poor?
Describe a client whom you have cared for who was very poor.
State what experiences or situations you based your observations in responding to the above questions. Family? Friends? Classmate? Personal experience?
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