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Wednesday, January 23 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
“Beyond Poverty': Brain-Inspired Ways to Understand and Respond to Poverty
Poverty has a synergistic and pervasive impact on children’s brains. In this workshop, participants will learn the specific differences developing brains exposed to poverty have, the impact of those differences in the home and classroom, and the unique interventions that can be used to overcome poverty’s effects. Known as “neuroplasticity”, the brain’s ability to change and grow through exposure to environmental stimulus offers exciting new approaches and strategies for educators, parents and child-serving professionals working with children from impoverished backgrounds.

An increase in awareness of the impact that poverty has on children, and specifically on thier brains, is necessary for all educators.

Speakers
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Heather Higgins

Heather Higgins, LCSW-C is the Director of Training and Development for the Upside Down Organization. Heather has been practicing Social Work for over a decade in Baltimore, MD focusing her efforts on working with children and families. Heather can be found actively presenting interactive... Read More →


Wednesday January 23, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Presidential C