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Susquehanna Valley

Reading Council

OUR FIRST MEETING: September 28, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

Charles B. Degenstein Campus Center, Rooms 3, 4, and 5 located at Susquehanna University
Selinsgrove, PA.
The Effects of Domestic Violence and Abuse on Children
Transitions: Presented by Eckie Friar (education specialist): Domestic Violence and sexual abuse
have a significant impact on a child’s ability to learn. During the free and informative session on Thursday, September
28, Eckie Friar, Prevention Education Specialist at Transition, formerly known as Women in Transition, will discuss
Adverse Childhood Experiences and what Transitions is doing to combat the long-term deleterious effects of childhood
trauma. The session will also include a discussion on what we, as educators and concerned adults can do about this

The informational session will hosted by the Susquehanna Valley Reading Council (SVRC) on Thursday, September
28 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Degenstein Campus Center on the campus of Susquehanna University. The Degenstein
Campus Center is located on University Avenue across from the Geisinger-Susquehanna Medical Center. Ample park-
ing is available in the lot to the left on the hill to the right. Enter the main entrance of the Degenstein Campus Center
through the glass doors. Follow the signs to Meeting Rooms 4-6.

This meeting is free of charge. However, there will be a $5 donation to process non-members Act 48 credits (there
will be NO charge for SVRC members). We will take a small donation for the KSRA conference basket. Proceeds
benefit our SVRC local projects.

Are you a SVRC Member? If not, please join

us! For a small fee of $35, you receive mem-
Don’t forget: The PDE Teacher Evaluation requires all PA
bership in both SVRC AND KSRA (Keystone
teachers to demonstrate “participation in a professional State Reading Association)! For a member-
community” and “growing and developing professionally”. SVRC ship form please visit:
can help you demonstrate evidence by attending SVRC content/uploads/2016/09/KSRA-Membership-
meetings. By attending, you can obtain Act 48 credit hours Form-front-and-back-9.18.16-1.pdf If you have
questions, contact our Membership Chair,
AND a letter of commendation! All you need to do is complete a
Marcy Slaton,
short SVRC survey after our meeting!