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How Poverty Impacts the Brain
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Robert Toporek --  TeamChildren -Youth Charity Robert Toporek -- TeamChildren -Youth Charity
Philadelphia , PA
Monday, March 30, 2015

 

How Poverty Impacts the Brain 

Beyond Poverty Workshop:

Poverty has a synergistic and pervasive impact on children's brains.  In this workshop, participants will learn about the specific differences developing brains exposed to poverty have, the impact of those differences in the classroom and the unique interventions that can be used to overcome poverty's effects.  Neuroplasticity is  the brain's ability to change and grow through exposure to environmental stimulus. 

This workshop offers exciting new approaches and strategies for educators, parents and child-serving professionals working with children from impoverished backgrounds.  

Right from the Start Workshop:

There is no better time to invest in building really extraordinary brains than in the first few years of life. Neuroscience is overflowing with fresh insights and valuable information on nurturing and educating young brains.  From birth to age 5, the brain has very specific emotional. physical, nutritional and intellectual needs. When these needs are adequately met, brains flourish. When these needs are not met, highly predictable consequences result that require targeted interventions for correction.  

In this workshop you will leave with powerful insights and tools to work with children that are at risk from the beginning.

When:  April 2, 2015 8:30 am- 4:30 pm

Where: TeamChildren

              960 Rittenhouse Rd

              Audubon, PA 19403

              610-666-1795

About TeamChildren
TeamChildren, an Audubon based nonprofit, is making a huge difference in the educational future of children. Its mission is to ensure every child has the tools and opportunities they need to contribute and compete effectively in today’s rapidly changing digital global environment. It aims to demonstrate the importance and effectiveness of its efforts and expand them throughout the region, the state and the nation.

This summer, Team/children is raising $75,000 to launch a groundbreaking early childhood development program and expand its teen program where teenaged volunteers will learn how to refurbish computers and run a nonprofit organization.

For more information, contact Samantha Schwartz by email (sschwartz@teamchildren.com) or phone (484-459-3154).

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Robert Toporek
President/founder
TeamChildren
Audobon, PA
610-666-1795