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Using Technology to resolve Poverty - Annual Adversity/ Resilience Week


Join us for this event as we execute plans to solve poverty through use of technology at the Achieving Independence Center at 1118 Market Street, 2nd Floor.

The hope is to encourage attendance of all foster care youth as well as their volunteer mentors.

Event info
Date: August 29, 2008
Time: 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Location: Achieving Independence Center, 1118 Market Street, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107

To RSVP
Stephanie Sylvain
Mentoring Supervisor
Achieving Independence Center
1118 Market Street, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Office: 215-574-9194 extension 229
Fax: 215-574-9196
ssylvain@aicenter.us

Agenda

First Annual Adversity/ Resilience Event

“Overcoming the Odds takes Insight, Independence, Relationships, Initiative, Humor, Creativity and Morality. It takes Resilience!”

Week of August 25, 2008

Sessions from 4-6 PM

Monday, August 25, 2008

Overcoming Foster Care

Panel: Mary Pitts-Devine, B.S., Poet, Author, Mentor & Barbara Francois, B.S., Mentor

Layout:

  • Staff
    • Introduction (4pm)
    • Completion of the Damage Inventory (4:10pm)
  • Panel
    • Discussion of the Damage Inventory Score—Expectations and Reactions (4:20pm)
    • Meaning of Damage—Definition, Impacts and Scenarios/ Correlations (4:30pm)
  • Panel & Participants
    • Practical Tools for Overcoming Adversity utilizing the Seven Traits (5:15pm)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Overcoming Poverty

National “Poverty Day”

Panel: Sheryl Brown Bryant, Mentor, Michael Robinson, PHEAA and Dave Clark, Assistant Director Philabundance

Layout:

  • Staff
    • Introduction (4pm)
  • Panel
    • Define Poverty—Mindset, Bank Account, Money Management, Etc. (4:10pm)
    • How do state and/or government define poverty as well as play into poverty’s grasp/ existence? (4:30pm)
    • Provide personal accounts of and/or with poverty. (5pm)
  • Panel & Participants
    • Practical Tools for Overcoming Adversity utilizing the Seven Traits (5:30pm)

Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Moving Barriers

Panel: Mentoring Staff Only

Layout:

  • Staff
    • Introduction (4pm)
    • Name Reception (4:10pm)
      • “Exposure” Activity
    • Name Utterance (4:35pm)
      • “Exposure” Activity
    • Practical Tools for Overcoming Adversity utilizing the Seven Traits (5pm)

Thursday, August 28, 2008
Overcoming Diseases

Panel: Kim Abrams, B.S., Risk-N-Choice Coordinator, Action AIDS and Dr. William King, Pediatrician, Mentor; Dr. Michelle Klaus, General Physician, Mentor, Kimberly Sylvain, B.S., Nursing Candidate, Mentor and Shadhae Holland, Family Planning are tentative.

Layout:

  • Staff
    • Introduction (4pm)
  • Panel
    • Statistics on various diseases i.e. sexual transmitted infections, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, etc. (4:10pm)
    • Provide Prevention and/or Intervention Techniques for Disease. (4:25pm)
    • Provide personal accounts of and/or with specific diseases. (4:50pm)
  • Panel & Participants
    • Practical Tools for Overcoming Adversity utilizing the Seven Traits (5:30pm)

Friday, August 29, 2008
Overcoming “ME”

Panel: Joan Haldeman, M.S.W., Certified Trainer, Vice President of Residential Services, PathWaysPA, JC Lamkin, CNA, PMP, Candice Matthews, B.S., M.Ed Candidate, Mentor and Guest TBA.

Layout:

  • Staff
    • Introduction (4pm)
  • Panel
    • Who am I? Whose am I? (4:10pm)
    • Whom or what brought personal damage and/or destruction? (4:35 pm)
    • How did you overcome? (5pm)
  • Panel, Staff & Participants
    • “Reflection” Activity (5:25pm)
  • Staff
    • Memoir Challenge (5:45pm)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great idea! I'll be there!