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The Woodlands Inn, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

1073 Pennsylvania 315

Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

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Experience the effects of poverty through an interactive morning session. Afternoon sessions will focus on multiple effects of poverty.

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COPE EXPERIENCE 9am-Noon

THE COST OF POVERTY EXPERIENCE | COPE was co-designed with low-income individuals and allows a group of participants to experience one month in the life of a family or individual living below the poverty line. The goal is to encourage participants to collaborate more actively with low-income individuals and families in their communities to understand and address the issues of poverty and to work together to address the issues.

WHAT TO EXPECT | This COPE will provide participants ample time to process, discuss and dream together as they respond to what they learn about themselves and others during the experience. The event is limited to 120 participants. Attendees and volunteers will represent the child welfare sector, international development sector, business community, and local faith community. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Breakfast: 8am-9am, and Lunch: Noon-1pm will be provided with your COPE registration.

***Offered in addition to the COPE EXPERIENCE will be free breakout sessions. Pre-Registration is NOT required for the afternoon sessions.***

AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS: 1pm-2pm (choose one)

1. Young Adult Panel- Young adults will share their experiences of living in poverty and different community programs and support systems that helped them rise above the grips of poverty.

2. Opioid and Poverty- Explore the connection poverty shares with the opioid epidemic.

BREAKOUT SESSIONS: 2PM-3PM (Choose one)

3. Mental Health- Understand how poverty can effect mental health and mental health can effect poverty.

4. Poverty in the Gap- Is living just above the poverty line, no longer poverty or just another form of poverty?

BREAKOUT SESSION: 1PM-3PM

5. Trauma 103- Recognizing Vicarious and Secondary Trauma for Caregivers (training hours available with this break out session)

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