- 10.23.2020 8:45 AM - 3:30 PM
As greater numbers of American families face the challenging reality of life in poverty, educators, social workers and other professionals struggle to find new ways to meet their rising needs. Dr. Pimpare presents a guidebook for practical, insightful, and historically-informed support for low-income children and their caregivers. As the author of the influential book A People’s History of Poverty in America, he will outline the ways in which poverty impacts the cognitive, emotional, and social development of children, what teachers and social workers can and cannot do to mitigate these risks, and how media and our socialization affects the way we perceive poverty. Dr. Pimpare will offer opportunities to workshop real-word strategies in order to empower professionals to better serve low-income children and families.
Dr. Pimpare is an educator and practitioner with a long history of direct service, applied research, and public engagement. His work with a broad range of audiences has focused on helping people better understand the actually-existing constraints faced by poor households and then to help them use that knowledge to develop strategies for improving well-being in their own organizations and communities. Participants will leave the conference prepared to make informed and impactful steps in the fight against systemic poverty.
Participants Will Learn to:
- Understand the history and causes of poverty in the United States of America
- Identify the effects of poverty on a child’s social, emotional, and cognitive development
- Utilize tools to help recognize and alleviate the strain of poverty on children
- Develop strategies for advocacy and building successful community partnerships with government officials and administrators
- Discuss plans for implementing effective problem solving strategies in your own work