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  1. 1. Poverty & its effect on Early Childhood Copyright 2013 Anette Carlisle
  2. 2. Overview for todayLearn “poverty facts”Examine beliefs aboutpovertyBrief Poverty 101Impact of poverty on earlychildhoodThe parents of your studentsNow what? Copyright 2013 Anette Carlisle
  3. 3. What is poverty? Copyright 2013 Anette Carlisle
  4. 4. poverty levelsPoverty levels were set in the ’60’sFamily of four--$22,500What does it take to get by?~2x poverty level Copyright 2013 Anette Carlisle
  5. 5. 52% of Texas children are considered low-income (0-6) Copyright 2013 Anette Carlisle
  6. 6. Demographics Copyright 2013 Anette Carlisle
  7. 7. 66% are AT-RISK (0-6) Copyright 2013 Anette Carlisle
  8. 8. Poverty stats--% (0-5) at or below 100% Poverty LevelUS: 6,090,017TX: 688,397Potter County: 4,123 Copyright 2013 Anette Carlisle
  9. 9. self-reflection: what does poverty mean? what does poverty mean?What does poverty mean to you?What reactions do you have to people living on thestreet?What are your beliefs about parents of children wholive in the crisis of poverty?Where do you get your ideas about poverty? Copyright 2013 Anette Carlisle
  10. 10. What does Poverty Teach? Poverty Teach?something is wrong with youthings get taken awaydo what it takes to survivejobs are menial and unfulfillinglittle or no hope for a better lifeyou don’t belong unless you possess the right thingsothers are smarter and better than you Copyright 2013 Anette Carlisle
  11. 11. Education means . . .Education means more stressNo purpose for educationYou are deficientEducational expectationsLack of basic needs critical--Maslow’s Hierarchy Copyright 2013 Anette Carlisle
  12. 12. Maslow’s Hierarchy Copyright 2013 Anette Carlisle
  13. 13. Types of povertyGenerationalWorking ClassImmigrantSituational Copyright 2013 Anette Carlisle
  14. 14. Role-play Copyright 2013 Anette Carlisle
  15. 15. How do you escape?Generational--single mom with 3 kidsWorking Class--no education, 3 kidsImmigrant--don’t speak English, no skillsSituational--lost everything in wild fires Copyright 2013 Anette Carlisle
  16. 16. Oral CultureSeek information through relationshipsSpontaneous, circular communicationStories are importantDiscard unused informationHeavily non-verbal“Present” orientation--NOWMore physical, touch importantSelf-disclose to build trust Copyright 2013 Anette Carlisle
  17. 17. Print cultureLinear thought processTake turns communicatingRead for knowledgeFewer facial expressions/gesturesSegmented use of timeAbstract thoughtLess easily distracted Copyright 2013 Anette Carlisle
  18. 18. Which type are you?HOW DO OUR SCHOOLS TEACH? Copyright 2013 Anette Carlisle
  19. 19. Impact of poverty on early childhood Copyright 2013 Anette Carlisle
  20. 20. Who will go to college? Child BChild A Single-parent householdTwo-parent household Custodial parent--no HS diplomaParents have postsecondarydegree No skillsParents have good jobs Works two jobsHangs with affluent kids Hangs with kids from similar homes Copyright 2013 Anette Carlisle
  21. 21. Interventions during early childhood ARe most importantin reducing impact of poverty on children Copyright 2013 Anette Carlisle
  22. 22. How does poverty impact children?Health & NutritionHome EnvironmentParental Interactionswith ChildrenParental Mental HealthNeighborhoodConditions Copyright 2013 Anette Carlisle
  23. 23. Health & NutritionLow birth weightElevated blood leadlevelsHigh cost of healthyfoodsRecurrent ear infections--> hearing lossMalnutrition --> stunting Copyright 2013 Anette Carlisle
  24. 24. Home environmentHOME ScaleReading materialsPlaythingsParental practicesMakes up for over HALFof IQ differences Copyright 2013 Anette Carlisle
  25. 25. Neighborhood ConditionsCrimeFewer resources--childcare, playgrounds,grocery stores, parks,after-school programsSafety issues Copyright 2013 Anette Carlisle
  26. 26. Cognitive abilitiesChildren raised in povertymore likely to havelearning disabilities anddevelopmental delaysImpact greater in earlychildhood than in school-age yearsLong-term poverty hasgreater impact than short-term poverty Copyright 2013 Anette Carlisle
  27. 27. Emotional & behavioral issuesaggressionfightingacting outanxietysocial withdrawaldepression Copyright 2013 Anette Carlisle
  28. 28. Economic costsLower education levelsPoor job skillsLess participation in jobmarketCrimeTeen pregnancy/poor healthFewer taxes paidMore use of government $$ Copyright 2013 Anette Carlisle
  29. 29. Parental Mental Health Stress Malnutrition Poor Health Low-income individuals less likely to have access to appropriate treatment Copyright 2013 Anette Carlisle
  30. 30. Educating students of povertyRelationships! Self-disclose to create relationshipsBuild on strengths, not deficiencies--meet people wherethey areHands-on learningCommunicate clearly--repeat, restate, paraphraseBe aware of your nonverbal communicationTeach the language of education and achievement, printcultureFrame feedback in a positive way
  31. 31. Communities must work with two generations with two generations with two generations with two generations with two generations Copyright 2013 Anette Carlisle
  32. 32. Let’s talk about the parents of your students Copyright 2013 Anette Carlisle
  33. 33. Meet basic needs firstNutrition programsMore connectedresourcesEducationJob trainingMentoring Copyright 2013 Anette Carlisle
  34. 34. MentoringBelieve in theirpotentialBelieve everyone hasknowledge and skillsHave povertycompetencyReduce isolation--build networks Copyright 2013 Anette Carlisle
  35. 35. DonnaDonna grew up ingenerational povertyHer story resonatedwith our NeighborsShe offered HOPEand INSPIRATION“It’s time to get to work!” Copyright 2013 Anette Carlisle
  36. 36. Copyright 2013 Anette Carlisle
  37. 37. Our first class! 74 Neigbhors140 Navigators!140 Navigators!140 Navigators! Copyright 2013 Anette Carlisle
  38. 38. Copyright 2013 Anette Carlisle
  39. 39. Solutions?Are you ready tomake a difference?What’s next?Action? Copyright 2013 Anette Carlisle
  40. 40. A DREAM . . . Copyright 2013 Anette Carlisle
  41. 41. inspire mehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Uh_msHaBtQ Copyright 2013 Anette Carlisle
  42. 42. All of the flowers of all the tomorrowsare in the seeds of today. Copyright 2013 Anette Carlisle
  43. 43. Thank you for your interest www.panhandle2020.org 806.242.2020 anettecarlisle@gmail.comResources: Dr. Donna Beegle, combarriers.com US Census Additional resource specifics available on request. Copyright 2013 Anette Carlisle

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