Below you will find a list of all Be a Part of the Conversation’s community programs and events to date. The most recent activity is listed first, continuing back in time to the program’s launch in May of 2011.
Past programs listed with this flag also include follow-up materials, such as videos and links to websites and articles, that are relevant to the topic that was addressed.
Debra Delp, LPN, an experienced addiction counselor and certified nurse, presented an educational and open discussion about teenage substance abuse on Thursday, October 3, 2013. Standing next to an astounding array of drug paraphernalia and [...]
Late in the summer of 2013, four young adults in the Hatboro-Horsham community died from heroin overdoes within a two-month period. Members of Be a Part of the Conversation felt that action must be taken [...]
Matt Bellace has a Ph.D. in neuropsychology, and is also a stand-up comedian! Matt presented two assemblies at Keith Valley Middle School and focused on finding the natural highs in life and how to be [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
“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 [...]