I went to a workshop today at my board office. The PD is called Bridges out of Poverty, and is based on this http://www.bridgesoutofpoverty.com/Events.html
Part of the presentation was spent watching a film - we would watch it in three parts, and carry on with the discussion and presentation in between each segment. http://umanitoba.ca/cm/vol11/no17/noplacecalledhome.html
One of the interesting aspects of the film is that it was filmed in my area, and although the children in the film attended a Catholic school, they could easily have attended a school very close to where I teach.
In addition, one of the three presenters was the eldest daughter from the film. She seems to be in her early twenties now, and through a variety of circumstances, has taken the training to be a facilitator for this workshop. Hearing her perspective about the issues we were discussing was incredibly powerful.
I found so much information that I could connect with some of my students. I wish every teacher would take advantage of this workshop as it comes up. It is important.