Following a hugely successful Lunch & Learn Series in the spring of this year, Durham County’s Early Childhood Faith Initiative has announced the newest session of the series to be offered this fall.
The Faith Initiative is a collaborative initiative between Durham’s Partnership for Children and End Poverty Durham that recognizes the role that the faith community plays in providing support to families and children. The initiative, through educational opportunities such as Lunch & Learn sessions, helps to shed light on the many possibilities and positive outcomes for children and families.
Community members, parents, caregivers, and members of congregations are invited to attend the September Lunch & Learn, which will focus on: 1) child abuse, 2) the responsibility of those working with children to report suspected cases, and 3) the challenge of speaking up on this serious issue within the faith community. Exact dates and times will be coming soon.
» The spring 2011 Lunch & Learn series featured the following topics:
February: “Early Development: Brain, Language, & Social-Emotional,” Kate Gallagher, Director, Frank Porter Graham‘s Family and Child Care Program
March: “Turning No into a Yes: Positive Communications with Young Challenging Children,” Cindy Riley, Parent Educator, Welcome Baby
May: “Welcoming Children with Autism to Faith Classrooms,” Anna Berkeley, Inclusion Consultant, Durham Inclusion Support Services
» Click here to read the August newsletter, Congregations and Early Childhood.
For more information on the Faith initiative, contact Faith Coordinator Winnie Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 919-732-1524.