Are you interested in the success of non-traditional students and the programs serving them?

The fifth annual Community Learning Conference on Friday, Sept. 14, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Headquarters Library is for paid staff at schools, libraries, human services agencies and faith-based organizations interested in the success of non-traditional learners and clients. There is no cost to attend professional development conference and networking opportunity at 401 E. University Avenue, in Meeting Room A.

Presentations include:
Laying a Foundation for Learning and Life: The Impact of Early Trauma and a Trust-based Approach to Healing -The Pearl Project of Ocala will share insights regarding how early trauma can impact brain development and will introduce Trust-Based Relational Intervention, a particularly effective intervention developed by the Texas Christian University Center for Child Development.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) as a Community Benefit - Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. will preview Mental Health First Aid training, which helps community organizations recognize and respond to a person experiencing symptoms of mental illness. The presenter will also answer questions about working with people living in homelessness with mental health and/or substance use disorders. 

To reserve space or for more information about the conference, please contact Alachua County Library District Literacy Coordinator Theresa Sterling at or call (352) 334-3929.


Posted by NickieK on September 5, 2018