CASA Hosts Training Conference on Poverty

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Lancaster, PA (August 19, 2013) - As part of an on-going commitment to community education and awareness, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lancaster County is hosting the conference Understanding Poverty: Improving Service for Vulnerable Families. The one day event will take place on September 6, 2013 from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm at the Lancaster County Community Foundation, 24 W King St, Suite 201 in Lancaster city.

The event is open to the entire community. Professionals who work with this vulnerable population and community members wanting to better understand the dynamics of poverty will benefit equally from the information presented and the facilitated simulation. Dr. Aaron Porter from Millersville University, Pam Smith from the School District of Lancaster will present in the morning discussing the impact of poverty on development and education. Reed Reynolds from Community Action Program of Lancaster County will be facilitate a poverty simulation and debrief discussion in the afternoon.

Conference participants will learn about how poverty affects the family system, and students in our schools.

Attendees will participate in a poverty simulation which is an experiential learning exercise. The poverty simulation is a powerful series of role playing scenarios that provide participants first hand exposure to the realities of living in poverty and its effects on families and the community.

Anyone interested in learning more about poverty and how it affects the entire community is welcome to attend the conference. Cost is $10 for community members; $5 for CASA volunteers or students. Payment of cash or check can be made at the door. Please RSVP by September 3, 2013 to kayla@casalancaster.org or by calling the CASA office at 208-3280. Refreshments and light lunch will be provided.

CASA of Lancaster County provides court appointed volunteer advocacy for abused and neglected children in the belief that every child deserves a safe, nurturing, and permanent home.

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