Risk, Response and Resources: Addressing Food Security in

Risk, Response and Resources
Abundant Life Empowerment Mission
Friday, March 6, 2015
City of Chester
Delaware County Council– Intercommunity Health
The events are listed by order of date.
Once online, you may choose to pay by credit card or
by a check payable to “DCCE”, and mailing to Penn
State Extension, Delaware County 20 Paper Mill
Road, Springfield PA, 19064
If you cannot register online, please call our office
for assistance 610-690-2655
Scholarships are available by calling Fran Alloway
at 610-690-7662
Delaware County Interfaith Food Access Network
Delaware County Office of Behavioral Health
AETNA Better Health
Family and Community Service of Delaware County
comb Behavior Health Services
Mercy LIFE
Path Ways PA
Nutritional Development Services
Registration Fees
Conference plus CEU for Social Worker $55.00
Conference plus CEU for RD
Conference plus Act 48 Credits
Conference plus Social Work & Act 48
Students with Instructor signature
Conference includes light breakfast and lunch.
University Center is located on 14th Street in Chester,
PA, 19013. Parking is available at the following locations:
• Corner of 14th and Walnut Streets
• Corner of 14th Street and Melrose Avenue
• Corner of 17th and Walnut Streets
For weather related cancellations or for more information
Risk, Response and
Resources: Addressing
Food Security in
Delaware County
Penn State Cooperative Extension-Delaware County
Widener University
Deadline for registration is March 1, 2015
Conference only
2015 Planning Committee
7th Annual Delaware County
Conference on Hunger
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Pennsylvania, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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Friday, March 6, 2015
8:15 am - 3:45 pm
Widener University
Founder’s Hall
Chester, PA
Delaware County’s Hunger
Conference: like us on
All morning sessions will be held in Founder’s Hall
8:15 - 8:45 Registration and Breakfast
8:45 - 9:00 Welcome and Introductions
Keynote Speakers
9:00 - 9:45: “Biographies of Vulnerability:
Lessons from People’s Stories” How past decisions
and circumstances influence our present.
Beth Barol PhD, MSW Social Work Director,
Widener University, Center for Social Work
9:45 - 10:15: “Responding to Risks: Resources
from PathWays PA” Lyn Kugel, JD, Vice
President of Workforce Development and Self
Sufficiency, PathWays PA
1:00 - 1:45 Breakout Session One
(Choose one of Session One to Attend)
1.“Veterans: Issues and Resources in Delaware
County” Donna Lockings, Support Services for Veterans
and Families (SSVF) Program Manager, Danita Miller
SSVF Manager, Ebony Faulk SSVF Intake Specialist,
Community Action Agency of Delaware County
2. “Youth Risk and Environmental Factors
Associated with Homelessness and Hunger: Report
from the PAYS Report
Survey” Amanda Chavez, Gambling Prevention SpecialistKaitlyn Genthert, Prevention Specialist
Holcomb Behavioral Health Systems
Please consider donating a can good at this year’s
We ask that every attendee bring a can with them
to benefit a local hunger relief agency. This year, all
of the food collected will be donated to the Bernadine Center. While all donations are appreciated,
here are some items that are always in great demand:
-Canned fish and meats
-Peanut butter and other nut
3. “Helping Undocumented Aliens: What Services are
Available?” Rev. Per Faaland, Pastor, Life Builders
Church of the Nazarene
-Grains: bread, cereal, rice
and pasta
4. “The State of Health Coverage in PA:
Understanding the Affordable Care Act and Healthy
PA” Antionette Kraus, Executive Director of the PA Health
Access Network (PHAN)
-Hearty soups and stews
2:00 - 2:45 Breakout Session Two
10:15 - 10:30 Break
(Choose one of Session Two to Attend)
10:30 - 11:00: “Our Seniors: How to Recognize
Hunger Risks” Joseph Stratton, MD, Medical
Director for Mercy Living Independently for Elders
(Mercy LIFE)
5. “Engaging and Empowering: Maintaining Good
Intentions and Practices when Serving High Risk
Communities” Marinda Harrell-Levy, PhD, Assistant
Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at
Penn State, Brandywine
11:00 - 11:30: “The Challenges of Living Homeless.” Julie Schnepp, Certified Peer Specialist,
WRAP Facilitator
6. “What is that Food? Exploring Ethnic Foods in
Delaware County Markets” Steve Prusienski, Store
Team Lead, Fare and Square
11:30 - 12:00: “DIFAN: Delaware County’s Food
Cupboard Network” Alan Edelstein,
Executive Director of Family and Community Service
and Lessie Harrison, Food Cupboard Coordinator,
True Vine Missionary Full Gospel Baptist Church
7. “Eat Better to Fight Disease.” Dr. George Avetian, DO,
Senior Medical Advisor of Delaware County
8. “The Need for Healthy Food Pantries” Laura Wall,
Executive Director, Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against
2:45-3:15 Speed Networking—Webb Room
12:00 - 1:00 pm Networking and Lunch
“Don’t Forget Your Cans!”
3:15– 3:45 Evaluations, door prizes and certificates of
-Shelf-stable milks
Please avoid donating items in glass packaging, as
these can break and end up causing more cleanup
than good for agencies.
Sponsors to Date:
Aetna Better Health
Risk, Response and Resources
Participants will become more aware of the risks of
hunger in vulnerable populations.
Participants will learn about resources that
address these risks and hunger in Delaware County.
Participants will network with others to
encourage partnering in addressing responses and
creating resources.
Participants will be inspired to respond to the risks
that they encounter in their jobs or