Poverty Institute 2013
Follow-up to Poverty Institute 2013
Together with partner sponsors (listed below), the CCC is excited to bring national educator and speaker, Donna M. Beegle, EdD, founder of Communication Across Barriers, and author of See Poverty, Be the Difference and An Action Approach to Educating Students in Poverty, back to Washington County this summer for three days of intensive trainings. Sign up for one or both of two training opportunities to be held at Kilburn Commons on the University of Maine, Machias campus from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm:
Improving Communication Across Barriers – August 13, 2013 - this training covers:
- Perceptions of the causes of poverty
- The impacts of poverty in different contexts
- Communication and relationship skills focusing on the difference between oral vs print cultures
- Self-reflection on the above
Navigating students and adults out of poverty – August 14-15, 2013 - designed specifically for direct service with individuals challenged by poverty, this training covers:
- Removing the shame taught by poverty experiences
- Rebuilding hope by illuminating the strengths of people in survival mode
- Strategies for overcoming the isolation perpetuated by poverty
- Building community awareness and capacity for a collaborative approach for breaking poverty barriers
Please note that the Communication workshop is a prerequisite to the Navigator workshop. You may register for the Communication workshop alone, or in combination with the 2-day Navigator workshop. Continuing education units from the University of Maine, Machias will be available for each workshop separately for a $5 fee payable at the training.
Registration for the Institute is FREE for Washington County providers and residents, and for CCC Partner organizations. A registration fee of $25 will be charged to providers and residents from outside Washington County. This fee will cover enrollment for the entire 3-day institute. Please mail your check to the Community Caring Collaborative, Attn: Christine Laurel, 247 Main Street, Suite 2, Machias, ME 04654. Payment must be received by August 5, 2013.
There are many options for staying overnight in the Machias area, but be sure to make your reservations well in advance as August 13-15 is peak season for tourism in this area and the Machias Wild Blueberry Festival begins on the same week. A list of motels, inns and bed & breakfasts with contact information is available on the Machias Wild Blueberry Festival website where you can learn more about festival events.
Another option is to stay at one of the residence halls on the UMM campus. Single rooms are available for $25 per person. There is also an $8 charge for linen and a 5% administration fee. Click here to view a copy of the guidelines for staying in a UMM dorm.
Poverty Institute 2013 Sponsors
Child and Family Opportunities
Cobscook Community Learning Center
Community Caring Collaborative
Community Health and Counseling Services
Washington Hancock Community Agency
University of Maine, Machias