January is Poverty in America Awareness Month,
an opportune time for children’s advocates to convene and
discuss the causal factors and correlation between poverty
and child development. Neglect is the most reported type of
child maltreatment which is usually a result of poverty and
since Fresno County has the highest poverty rates (38.8%)
not only in California but the nation, our community needs
to learn how to address the barricades to success when
working with families living in poverty. This event is a “A Call to Action” for our community to make a difference in the lives of children and families who live in poverty
Presentation by: Donna M. Beegle, Ed.D.
Dr. Beegle inspires and educates individuals,professionals, and organizations with proven models to better outcomes for people living in poverty. Born into a migrant labor family and married at 15, Dr. Beegle is the only member of her family who has not been incarcerated and moved from 28 years of homelessness to achieve a doctorate.
Registration begins at 8AM with Free Continental Breakfast
Program begins at 9am and ends at 12pm
This conference is funded by OCAP (Office of Child Abuse Prevention) and all attendees are expected to actively participate during the conference and 2 to 6 months afterwards with an online survey to measure effectiveness of conference knowledge.