Title

Identifying the Impact of Poverty & Helping Students Overcome Barriers

First Presenter's Institution

Sarah Kitchens

Second Presenter's Institution

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Third Presenter's Institution

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Fourth Presenter's Institution

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Fifth Presenter's Institution

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Location

Poster Session (Harborside)

Strand #1

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Relevance

This presentation focuses on closing the achievement gap for students living in poverty which is directly connected to the first strand, head.

Brief Program Description

In this presentation we answer the question “How does poverty impact student achievement?” and identify steps school counselors can take to help students living in poverty overcome barriers.

Summary

This poster will provide the following information for participants:

1) Knowledge about students living in poverty with information about educational and personal barriers unique to this population
2) Ideas on how to access their bias toward individual living in poverty
3) Ideas on how to become social advocates within their school system
4) Strategies to increase student success with additional ideas how to implement these strategies into established guidance programs.

The goal of this presentation is to provide school counselors with steps to help students overcome the barriers associated with living in poverty.

Evidence

This presentation has combined several research articles written by various individuals. The research focuses on poverty, the impact of poverty on individuals, and enhancing student achievement. A few examples of articles used in this presentation:

Ekono, M., Jiang, Y., & Skinner, C. (2016, February). Basic facts about low-income children: Children under 18 years, 2014. National Center for Children in Poverty. New York: Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University.

O'grady, K. (2017). Transforming schools with trauma-informed care. American School Counselor Association, 8-13.Poverty, N. C. (2014). 50-state Demographic Wizard. Retrieved from National Center for Children in Poverty: http://nccp.org/tools/demographics/

Format

Poster Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Sarah Kitchens, Ph.D., is currently an associate professor and instructional mentor at Liberty University. Prior to joining the faculty in 2014, Dr. Kitchens worked as a professional school counselor, serving both the elementary and secondary levels in both public and private schools. Dr. Kitchen's professional experience also includes non-profit work as a coach/counselor in LaGrange, Georgia. Dr. Kitchens is a licensed School Counselor (preK-12) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). She is a member of many professional organizations. Dr. Kitchens has authored several professional publications, as well as several book chapters. In addition, Dr. Kitchens has presented several presentations at the state, regional, and national levels. She is passionate about working with students and families living in low-income situations.

Keyword Descriptors

poverty, student achievement, barriers, overcome

Presentation Year

March 2019

Start Date

3-5-2019 4:00 PM

End Date

3-5-2019 5:30 PM

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Identifying the Impact of Poverty & Helping Students Overcome Barriers

Poster Session (Harborside)

In this presentation we answer the question “How does poverty impact student achievement?” and identify steps school counselors can take to help students living in poverty overcome barriers.