2014 YO Breakfast


NOVEMBER 20, 2014
7:30-9:30 a.m.
Multnomah Athletic Club, Lowndale Banquet Room
Portland, OR

Approximately one quarter of Oregon’s children grow up in poverty. Understanding how poverty shapes and corrupts normal childhood development is essential if we, as a community, are going to skillfully support children in overcoming the obstacles they face. While addressing poverty requires insight into economic and cultural disparity, addressing the needs of the children challenged by poverty requires us to understand the context of their decisions.

This YO Breakfast explores the psychological and developmental impacts on children experiencing poverty, building the insight necessary to offer skillful support.

2014 YO Breakfast Speaker:

Wilson Kenney, PhD

Dr. Wilson Kenney is the co-founder of the Center for Integrated Intervention and the Clinical Director for the Professional Therapeutic Community Network. He is also an expert in building contextual understanding. He was worked with the staff at Serendipity for the past three years, customizing his model of Integrated Intervention to unify and seamlessly integrate the best practices we utilize. His interest in exploring the impacts of poverty mirrors his teaching that educators must gain understanding of a child’s world view and narrative. With such insight, our relationships with students, those impacted by poverty and those not, can truly be agents for reducing isolation, removing shame, and restoring hope.

Wilson Kenney, PhD., speaking at Serendipity’s YO Breakfast in 2014.