What It Means To Live In Poverty

Nov 19, 2019

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.