Are you struggling with how to help students in your care who come to school unprepared to face your academic or behavioral expectations? Do you have difficulty getting parents or guardians to come to school or even to talk to you? If so, you are like many educators serving “under-resourced” students who lack the financial, material, or emotional support necessary to be successful in school. Millions of American school-age children are “under-resourced” and at risk of failure in school. Compared with other wealthy countries, we rank at or near the bottom on most measures of well-being or “access to resources” like material goods, relationships, health and education. For students, mental, emotional, relational, parental, and other key resources are vital to their success.
This workshop will help you to better understand the culture of poverty and how it influences values and behavior as well as ways to connect with students and their families in a meaningful and effective way. You’ll learn about strategies and interventions that work best given available resources, increase support systems for all students and their families and strategies for managing behavior.