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Poverty 101: bias, barriers, and brain science

March 10 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

The CCC is excited to present Poverty 101: bias, barriers and brain science, a no-cost, thought-provoking, interactive training for all CCC partners on March 10th from 9 am to 3:30 pm in the training room at Kay Parker, Machias.  This training equates to Family Futures Downeast Poverty 101: the Impacts of Poverty on Students and Families and will include a poverty simulator exercise, the effects of cortisol and toxic stress on brain development, exploring bias, and a conversation on scarcity and bandwidth.  CCC staff will be presenting this training with special guest, Nicole Witherbee, Chief Program Officer with the John T. Gorman Foundation, who will discuss benefits cliffs and provide data on poverty and how foundations seek to effect change.  The day will wrap up with a panel of parents sharing their experiences with barriers and supports that make a difference in pursuing post-secondary education.  Lunch will be provided.  Please arrive early to check in and get situated (morning refreshments will be provided).  CEUs will be available for $5 from UMM; all participants will receive a certificate for 6 contact hours.  This training has reach its maximum number of participants.  Please fill out the form below if you would like to be placed on a waiting list.  Cancellations happen frequently and we will contact you as soon as a seat opens up. Thank you!

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March 10
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Kay Parker Building
26 Hadley Lake Road
Machias, ME 04654 United States
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