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CASA to host poverty workshop in Phillipsburg

10/10/2012

Special to The Hays Daily News

CASA of the 17th Judicial District Inc. announced last week it will host a conference/training titled a Framework for Understanding Poverty by Ruby Payne.

The conference will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Huck Boyd Center in Phillipsburg and will be conducted by Smoky Hills Education Services. Lunch will be provided by Third Street Bakery in Phillipsburg.

The conference is based on the popular Poverty Workshop as designed and conducted by Ruby Payne, CEO of Aha, Process Inc. Payne has more than 30 years of staff development experience.

Framework for Understanding Poverty teaches the hidden rules of economic class and spreads the message that, despite the obstacles poverty can create in all types of interaction, there are specific strategies for overcoming them.

Framework for Understanding Poverty is open to anyone wishing to attend. Registration is $10 prior to Friday, which will include a training book, the conference and lunch. After Friday, cost is $20. Space is limited, and registrations are being taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For more information, call the CASA office at (785) 345-4120 or Board President Tracie Ford at (785) 543-6412 or email casa17@ruraltel.net.

Registration for the conference can be done by sending a check for $10 prior to Friday or $20 after Friday to CASA, P.O. Box 160, Osborne, KS 67473. Make checks payable to CASA and note Poverty Workshop in the memo space. The workshop partially is funded by grants from the Darwin and Lorene Cole Foundation and Kansas Mentors Foundation.