Friday, March 18
8:15 a.m.–2:00 p.m.


Ruth S. Harley University Center
Adelphi University
1 South Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530
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The Under-Resourced: Strategies for Family and Student Engagement

Event, Conference

Join us as we take a fresh look at the way economic class and culture influence learning, and how we can better engage our students and families at the 2016 Counselors, Administrators, Parents (CAP) Conference. Attendance at this event is free!

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8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.  Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:45 a.m. – 9:05 a.m.  Welcoming Remarks
9:10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Keynote Presentation:
The AHA Process: A Framework for Understanding Poverty

Presentation based on the work of Dr. Ruby Payne.

Dr. Bethanie Hamlet Tucker, Ed.D. of North Carolina
Professor of Education at Averett University Danville, VA

10:35 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.

Workshop Session I
The Under-Resourced Student

Dr. Tucker takes a look at the influence of economic class on education through examples from her book, Understanding and Engaging Under-Resourced College Students.

11:20 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Coffee Break
11:35 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.

Workshop Session II
Are You Culturally Competent?

This workshop will discuss how culture, and other factors, influence how you communicate to and engage with the students and families you serve. Joy will provide an engaging workshop of thought provoking reflection and initiate the dialogue you will need to facilitate change at your workplace.

Joy Connolly, M.A., M.P.A.
Director of Education Program Services at Child Care Council of Nassau, Inc.

12:25 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Feature Presentation:
Alternative Education Programs: A Panel Discussion
1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Networking Information Fair 
Opportunity Programs and Direct Service Providers
1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch, Raffle and Networking Information Fair (ongoing)


CAP Co-Chairs

Paula Curci
School Counselor
Sewanhaka Central High School District
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Melissa Bellantonio
Senior Assistant Director of Admissions
Adelphi University
Graciously sponsored by the Nassau Counselor’s Association.
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