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Understanding and Responding To the Needs of Families and Children Impacted by Poverty

A Poverty Seminar event will be held on Sat., April 18 from 9am until 12noon at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in the Epworth building. The church is located at 1207 West Dixon Blvd., Shelby, NC. Guest presenter is Susan Pennock, consultant and trainer with Congregations4Children.
WHY a POVERTY SEMINAR EVENT? For persons who work with or support people in poverty, it is invaluable to understand how different the world of poverty really is. The goal of the Poverty Seminar event is to initiate conversation, thought, and interest in learning more. It is our hope this critical information will lead to more intentional support to families and children in need.
Participants will consider questions such as:
What are you thinking on a daily basis and why?
What does one from poverty think and why?
How is it different?
How does poverty impact decision making and learning?
Participants will explore:
The impact of poverty and the difference in communication, interactions, and expectations
Factors that impact school success
The impact of stress and emotional development
The impact of positive relationships and support
Who should attend the Poverty Seminar event? The event is designed for educators, faith community, mentors, community leaders, school site coordinators, agencies, non-profits, and anyone working with individuals who live in poverty.
The Poverty Seminar event is Sponsored by The Western North Carolina Conference and the Catawba Valley District of The United Methodist Church.
A light breakfast will be available, please RSVP to Rev. Sean Turner sturner@wnccumc.net

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