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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
Our guest speaker was Ken Thompson, MD, FASAM, Medical Director of the Caron Treatment Center. His presentation focused on addiction as a brain disease. After a brief break, guests participated in group “Conversations,” and group feedback was presented to the entire audience by each Facilitator.
“Be a Part of the Conversation” was introduced in the Hatboro-Horsham School District in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. A diverse group of guests were invited, including community leaders, educators, local clergy, members of the health care community, and local officials. Presenters included Hatboro-Horsham district administrators who presented the program’s mission; an addiction counselor who talked about [...]