Poverty Seminar  Oct 4

What Every Church Member Should Know about Poverty

 Sunday, September 27 and October 4, at 10:00 a.m. in the reception room, and 11:00 a.m. in fellowship hall.


These classes will be led by Tami Maier, BSW. Tami holds a Bachelors degree in Social Work from Central Michigan University and a Certificate in Non-Profit Management from Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio. She has spent all of her career (34 years) working with children, first in mentoring with Big Brothers Big Sisters and then in Foster Care and Adoption with KidsPeace.

Tami has extensive training and trains foster parents in topics related to adoption and foster care, childhood behaviors, child development, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, legal drugs kids use, parenting strategies, physical and sexual abuse, pervasive development disorders, poverty, reactive attachment disorder, sensory processing issues, and trauma.

We are pleased to have the expertise of Tami brought to our church. Whether you can attend the Sunday sessions, or the longer term Wednesday session, we guarantee that you will learn more about poverty and it’s impact on children and their ability to learn. 



A longer training will take place on September 30, from 6:00-8:00 pm in fellowship hall. All are welcome, and we especially encourage Beardsley volunteers to come to one of the two Sunday sessions and the Wednesday night workshop. Child Care is provided.