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What It Means To Live In Poverty


How does it feel to truly be in need? How can a surprise bill affect your level of stress, ability to think clearly and make rational decisions? The Brookings Area United Way recently hosted a poverty simulation in an attempt to generate a greater understanding of what it means to live in poverty.

Kristine Ramsey-Seaner, Associate Professor? of Counseling and Human Development,? and Heidi Gullickson, executive director of the Brookings Area United Way, tell us about the simulation, how it's used in research, and its impact on the audience.