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2018 Poverty Matters! Conference – WISCAP

Wisconsin Community Action Program Association

2018 Poverty Matters Conference

September 27-28 in Milwaukee, WI
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Conference Overview

This year, WISCAP will be hosting its 34th annual Poverty Matters! conference in partnership with SDC’s annual Poverty Summit.  In partnering, we hope to draw broad participation to help address our conference theme; Sharing our Stories, Cultivating Our Solutions: Closing the Rural-Urban Divide.

Over the course of the conference, we aim to explore the shared experience of poverty and the interconnected economic, social and political life of rural and urban Wisconsin.  Participants will be challenged to examine the national, regional and local systems at play and consider how these shape policy and our collective response.  By drawing attention to the structural underpinnings of poverty, we believe a well-informed and intellectually honest discussion can take place and ultimately help lead to moral choices and more effective anti-poverty policies and strategies.

Keynote Speakers

See conference details for speaker bios and descriptions of plenary and workshop sessions.

Workshops

See Conference Details for workshop descriptions and speakers.  Three sessions are being offered on Thursday and repeated again on Friday.

  • Early Childhood & Vroom - The Formative Years
  • Dignity In Trauma
  • Connecting the Dots: Understanding the Role of Social Factors in Health - Part 1
  • Improving Access to Rural Mental Health and Addiction Recovery Care and Support
  • Libraries and Literacy Programs as Partners in Workforce Development
  • Trauma-Informed Practices within Long-Term Care
  • Trauma Mitigation: Ending Childhood Hunger in Wisconsin
  • Trauma : A look at the present & the future
  • Badger Care 101 - Understanding Medicaid Benefits
  • Using Stories to Promote Change: Effective and Ethical Strategies
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  • When Good is Not Good Enough: Why We Need to Reposition the Community-based Nonprofit Sector as a Powerful Force for Deep Systems Change
  • Bridging Employer Readiness and Worker Willingness
  • Understanding Inter-Generational Poverty and It's Impact on Public Health: A Psycho-Social Perspective
  • Connecting the dots: Understanding the role of social factors in health Part 2
  • Eviction Defense: Stabilizing Housing for Low-Income Tenants
  • Trauma Mitigation: Ending Childhood Hunger in Wisconsin
  • Increasing Employability with a Drivers License
  • Trauma: A look at the present and the future
  • A Look at Farm Workers & Dairy Worker Issues in Wisconsin
  • The Public Health Approach
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  • Community Schools - Working to Reduce Poverty Barriers
  • Early Childhood& Vroom - The Formative Years
  • Dignity In Trauma
  • Improving Access to Rural Mental Health and Addiction Recovery Care and Support
  • Libraries and Literacy Programs as Partners in Workforce Development
  • Trauma-informed practices within long-term care
  • Trauma Mitigation: Ending Childhood Hunger in Wisconsin
  • Trauma : A look at the present and the future
  • Badger Care 101 - Understanding Medicaid Benefits

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