December 9, 2016 8AM – 4PM

University of Louisiana at Monroe, Student Union Building

ALL CHILDREN have a right to QUALITY CARE and EDUCATION, but poverty imposes social, cognitive, health-related, and stress-related challenges on students every day, all all these factors affect students' ability to learn. 

This year, the What Works Conference brings together a national author with local experts to help us BREAK THE CYCLE of intergenerational poverty in northeast LOUISIANA.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Kathleen Budge

Dr. Budge is the co-author of the award-winning book Turning High-Poverty Schools into High-Performing Schools. She speaks nationally for the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) on how schools can work with community partners to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty.

Registration CLOSES at 4:30 TODAY (December 7, 2016)! We are at maximum capacity!!

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Additional sessions will cover impacts of poverty on children's social emotional and physical health, safety and shelter, and how we can work with community organizations and families to address those challenges through two-generation approaches and early intervention. The conference is for anyone who works with or cares for children ages 0-18—CEUs are available for social workers, counselors and educators--parents and community members are welcome.

Full conference registration (includes breakfast and lunch, signed copy of book): $100, members of the Children’s Coalition get 50% off registration.

Teacher and student discounts are available--see online registration.

Call 318-323-8775 for more information