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Before a Challenge Becomes a Crisis

Learn how to help those struggling with housing

2023-10-02 17:30:00 2023-10-02 19:30:00 America/New_York Before a Challenge Becomes a Crisis The Conval School District is sponsoring an information and educational event with a focus on the rights of children who are identified as homeless and how we can support these families. Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room

Monday, October 02
5:30pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2023-10-02 17:30:00 2023-10-02 19:30:00 America/New_York Before a Challenge Becomes a Crisis The Conval School District is sponsoring an information and educational event with a focus on the rights of children who are identified as homeless and how we can support these families. Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room

The Conval School District is sponsoring an information and educational event with a focus on the rights of children who are identified as homeless and how we can support these families.

Hearty appetizers and treats served to all who register! Come straight from work and become an informed advocate for battling issues of homelessness.

The McKinney-Vento Act is a federal law passed in 1987, which addresses the needs of homeless children and provides support for their education. 

Many are not aware of this law and the benefits it provides for students who are experiencing homelessness. Many in our community don't even know we have homeless families in our district. Most of the students and their families who are identified as homeless in the Conval School District are living in what we call a "doubled up" situation. This means that they are living in shared housing with friends or family. We also have students and their families living at MATS, Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter, a transitional shelter in Peterborough. 

Attend this event and learn about how the Mckinney-Vento Act supports these students, what resources are available for them, and how to access them. We can support folks BEFORE crisis if we stay networked and connected on what we have as community resources.


Agenda:

5:30-6:00-Doors open, light dinner served. Information tables from various service providers open.

6:00-6:45-Welcome, keynote speaker, Yvonne Vissing, author of Changing the Paradigm of Homelessness.

6:45-7:15-Panel of Local Providers Q&A

7:15-7:30-Networking and Information tables open.


Changing the Paradigm of Homelessness

About Yvonne Vissing, PhD:

Vissing is Professor of Healthcare Studies and Founding Director of the Center for Childhood & Youth Studies at Salem State University is the US policy chair for the Hope for Children Convention on the Child Policy Center in Cyprus She is on the Steering Committee for Human Rights Educators USA, on the AAAS Human Rights Council.  Vissing is author of 20 books, including Children’s Human Rights in the USA: Challenge & Opportunities, Changing the Paradigm of Homelessness, and The Rights of Unaccompanied Minors.  A clinical sociologist, National Institute of Mental Health Post-Doctoral Research Fellow on child abuse and Whiting Foundation fellow studying child rights, she was a Dialogue and Democracy fellow at UCONN’s Dodd Center for Human Rights and graduate of Equitas International Human Rights Training Program in Montreal.

This program is funded by the American Rescue Plan Grant (ARP ESSER) for identifying homeless children and youth, and providing them with wrap-around services and assistance to attend school and participate fully in school activities and Sponsored by the Conval School District.

Catered by Cynthia Ingraham of Shiva Catering.

Sponsored in part by the Peterborough Town Library.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Community |

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Peterborough Town Library

Phone: 603-924-8040

Hours
Mon, Apr 22 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, Apr 23 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, Apr 24 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, Apr 25 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Apr 26 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Apr 27 9:00AM to 3:00PM
Sun, Apr 28 Closed

About the branch

Peterborough Town Library, located downtown at the corner of Main and Concord/Rt 202, has a large meeting room, study rooms, classroom, and a board room available to the public.

Upcoming events

Mon, Apr 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room
7 live animals at the library!

Tue, Apr 23, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Presented by the River Center this class is for 4th-6th graders!
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Wed, Apr 24, 10:30am - 1:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Drop-In and build with LEGO!

Wed, Apr 24, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Peterborough Town Library - Kelly Room
Need help with your laptop, smartphone, kindle, or other devices? PTL's IT Guru, Tim Brezovec is now available for Drop-in Tech Help!

Thu, Apr 25, 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Come hang with Aimee, eat pizza (or something) and do an activity (or something)

Fri, Apr 26, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
This month we will be reading, "The Great Circle" by Maggie Shipstead.

Fri, Apr 26, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room
Join us in watching Wonka!

Sat, Apr 27, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Held the second and fourth Saturday of the month, the Monadnock Handcrafters is an informal drop-in group. Bring your knitting, spinning, and other handwork projects for this low-key get together.

Tue, Apr 30, 10:30am - 11:30am
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room,Eben Jones Classroom
Join Lisa B. for stories, songs, and a craft! Click on the event title for more information.

Wed, May 01, 10:30am - 11:30am
Peterborough Town Library - Elizabeth Room
Join Lisa B. for board books, songs, nursery rhymes and lap bounces! Click on the event title for more information.

Wed, May 01, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Peterborough Town Library - Kelly Room
Need help with your laptop, smartphone, kindle, or other devices? PTL's IT Guru, Tim Brezovec is now available for Drop-in Tech Help!

Wed, May 01, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Join Well School teacher Alejandro for an hour of learning Spanish afterschool!

Tue, May 07, 10:30am - 11:30am
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room,Eben Jones Classroom
Join Lisa B. for stories, songs, and a craft! Click on the event title for more information.

Wed, May 08, 10:30am - 11:30am
Peterborough Town Library - Elizabeth Room
Join Lisa B. for board books, songs, nursery rhymes and lap bounces! Click on the event title for more information.

Wed, May 08, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Peterborough Town Library - Kelly Room
Need help with your laptop, smartphone, kindle, or other devices? PTL's IT Guru, Tim Brezovec is now available for Drop-in Tech Help!

Wed, May 08, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Join Well School teacher Alejandro for an hour of learning Spanish afterschool!

Thu, May 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Our book group for 1st-4th graders and their families! Click on the Event Title for more information.

Thu, May 09, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room
CALLING ALL WRITERS (and curious readers/listeners)!! The Peterborough Town Library and Monadnock Underground are hosting a free form OPEN MIC for writers of all genres and levels of experience!

Sat, May 11, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Held the second and fourth Saturday of the month, the Monadnock Handcrafters is an informal drop-in group. Bring your knitting, spinning, and other handwork projects for this low-key get together.

Tue, May 14, 10:30am - 11:30am
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room,Eben Jones Classroom
Join Lisa B. for stories, songs, and a craft! Click on the event title for more information.

Wed, May 15, 10:30am - 11:30am
Peterborough Town Library - Elizabeth Room
Join Lisa B. for board books, songs, nursery rhymes and lap bounces! Click on the event title for more information.

Wed, May 15, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Peterborough Town Library - Kelly Room
Need help with your laptop, smartphone, kindle, or other devices? PTL's IT Guru, Tim Brezovec is now available for Drop-in Tech Help!

Wed, May 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Join Well School teacher Alejandro for an hour of learning Spanish afterschool!

Thu, May 16, 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Our book group for 5th graders and up! Click on the event title for more information!

Thu, May 16, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Abbot Board Room
The Board of Library Trustees meets the third Thursday of the month at 5:30pm unless otherwise posted. Meetings are open to the public.

Thu, May 16, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room
A monthly offering of free yoga at PTL. All levels welcome.

Canceled
Thu, May 16, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Peterborough Town Library
Wear your PJs and bring a stuffed friend to listen to stories and sing songs together!

Tue, May 21, 10:30am - 11:30am
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room,Eben Jones Classroom
Join Lisa B. for stories, songs, and a craft! Click on the event title for more information.

Wed, May 22, 10:30am - 11:30am
Peterborough Town Library - Elizabeth Room
Join Lisa B. for board books, songs, nursery rhymes and lap bounces! Click on the event title for more information.

Wed, May 22, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Peterborough Town Library - Kelly Room
Need help with your laptop, smartphone, kindle, or other devices? PTL's IT Guru, Tim Brezovec is now available for Drop-in Tech Help!

Wed, May 22, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Join Well School teacher Alejandro for an hour of learning Spanish afterschool!

Sat, May 25, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Held the second and fourth Saturday of the month, the Monadnock Handcrafters is an informal drop-in group. Bring your knitting, spinning, and other handwork projects for this low-key get together.

Tue, May 28, 10:30am - 11:30am
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room,Eben Jones Classroom
Join Lisa B. for stories, songs, and a craft! Click on the event title for more information.

Wed, May 29, 10:30am - 11:30am
Peterborough Town Library - Elizabeth Room
Join Lisa B. for board books, songs, nursery rhymes and lap bounces! Click on the event title for more information.

Wed, May 29, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Peterborough Town Library - Kelly Room
Need help with your laptop, smartphone, kindle, or other devices? PTL's IT Guru, Tim Brezovec is now available for Drop-in Tech Help!

Wed, May 29, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Join Well School teacher Alejandro for an hour of learning Spanish afterschool!

Thu, May 30, 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Come hang with Aimee, eat pizza (or something) and do an activity (or something)

Thu, May 30, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room
Drawing heavily on the repertoire of traditional singer Lena Bourne Fish (1873-1945) of Jaffrey and Temple, New Hampshire, Jeff Warner offers songs and stories.

Wed, Jun 05, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Join Well School teacher Alejandro for an hour of learning Spanish afterschool!

Wed, Jun 12, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Join Well School teacher Alejandro for an hour of learning Spanish afterschool!

Thu, Jun 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Our book group for 1st-4th graders and their families! Click on the Event Title for more information.

Thu, Jun 13, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room
CALLING ALL WRITERS (and curious readers/listeners)!! The Peterborough Town Library and Monadnock Underground are hosting a free form OPEN MIC for writers of all genres and levels of experience!

Thu, Jun 20, 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Our book group for 5th graders and up! Click on the event title for more information!

Thu, Jun 20, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Abbot Board Room
The Board of Library Trustees meets the third Thursday of the month at 5:30pm unless otherwise posted. Meetings are open to the public.

Canceled
Thu, Jun 27, 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library
Come hang with Aimee, eat pizza (or something) and do an activity (or something)

Thu, Jul 11, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Our book group for 1st-4th graders and their families! Click on the Event Title for more information.

Thu, Jul 18, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Abbot Board Room
The Board of Library Trustees meets the third Thursday of the month at 5:30pm unless otherwise posted. Meetings are open to the public.