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Technology and its Impact on Our Youth

Adolescent Therapist, Michael Blanche, MSS, LCSW, spoke with families and educators about the seemingly innocuous, but potentially harmful exposure to technology that children in today’s society are experiencing. The development of the internet and related technology has provided us with some wonderful possibilities, but with that comes a great deal of over-exposure, misinformation, and the [...]

By | April 13th, 2013|History|0 Comments

2nd Annual “Conversation Forum”

As a result of the overwhelming response to our first “Conversation Forum” we offered another opportunity to hear from a panel of students and young adults who provided insights into the challenges confronting them in today’s world. In addition to the young adults in recovery, we also heard from an often-overlooked segment of our community [...]

By | January 30th, 2013|History|0 Comments

Chris Herren: “Basketball Junkie”

The Hatboro-Horsham community had an amazing opportunity to hear from Chris Herren, a former NBA player whose steady progression toward addiction to pain killers and heroin nearly ended his life. Chris shared his compelling story in two phenomenal events. An evening community presentation drew an audience of more than 800 people, and concluded with a [...]

By | January 8th, 2013|History|0 Comments

“Addict” Comes to the Stage

2015 Update We are pleased to announce that Addict will return to the Hatboro-Horsham stage on Thursday & Saturday, March 19 & 21, 2015!   >> Click here to learn more. Students Perform Addict at Hatboro-Horsham High School "Be a Part of the Conversation," Hatboro-Horsham School District's drug and alcohol awareness program, presented a gritty and realistic [...]

By | September 22nd, 2012|History|0 Comments

Summer Retreat

In an effort to review the Be a Part of the Conversation program’s first year in action, a diverse group of 40 stakeholders was assembled to reevaluate the program’s Mission and Vision, assess progress to date, and establish long- and short-term goals. Among the retreat participants were several Hatboro-Horsham High School students, educators, parents, and [...]

By | August 14th, 2012|History|0 Comments

Student Survey

After many months of research and review, a small committee consisting of district administrators, teachers and students assembled a survey to be administered to all Hatboro-Horsham High School students. A public service announcement was created by students, alerting their peers to the impending survey and admonishing them to answer the questions honestly, in order to [...]

By | May 3rd, 2012|History|0 Comments

Warning Signs & Communication Skills

This “Conversation Forum” consisted of two parts:  Session I: Warning Signs of Substance Use, Abuse and Addiction. Guests watched an H-H-produced video clip that dramatized a mother trying to wake her teenage son for school, only to find suspicious items in his room. Several warning signs are represented in the clip, which were discussed following [...]

By | May 2nd, 2012|History|0 Comments

“Drug Take-Back” Campaign

Thanks to the leadership of Lt. Jon Clark, the Horsham Township Police Department participated in the DEA’s nation-wide “Drug Take-Back” Campaign for the first time in the spring of 2012. “Be a Part of the Conversation” partnered with the Horsham Police in their efforts to promote and man the collection at Giant Supermarket in Horsham. [...]

By | April 28th, 2012|History|0 Comments

Conversation Forum

Heather Gregan, an adolescent substance abuse counselor from Rehab After School, moderated a panel of four young adults in recovery from drug addiction (two of whom are H-H alums) and two Hatboro-Horsham students who represented the high school’s student Be a Part of the Conversation committee. The panel was asked prepared questions that addressed some [...]

By | January 25th, 2012|History|0 Comments