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 provide an accurate view of students’ drug and alcohol use, and their perceptions about overall use by fellow students. Thirty-six students volunteered to deliver, introduce, and distribute the survey during May 3rd’s first-period class. The students collected the surveys in a discreet and responsible way, which were then compiled and analyzed by high school math and statistics teachers.
The survey was modified slightly and administered in a similar fashion to Keith Valley Middle School students. A companion survey was developed for parents, which was made available via electronic communication.
Kim's Certified Family Recovery Specialist (CFRS) credential was created for adults who have been directly impacted by another person's substance use disorder. The CFRS shares their lived experience with other families to provide recovery support services. A CFRS is trained to help families move into and through the recovery process.
With more than 25 years of experience in graphics and marketing, Kim had a freelance graphic design business and was the Marketing Coordinator of the Hatboro-Horsham Educational Foundation after several years as a member of their Board of Directors. Today she is happy to put all that creative energy into spreading the word about Be a Part of the Conversation.
Kim earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism at West Virginia University, with a concentration in public relations. She was proud to serve as WVU's student body president. Kim started out as an advertising account executive at a newspaper, then learned the graphic design trade while working with her mentor and friend, Chuck Moran, at his design firm in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Kim currently lives in Newtown Square, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. She previously lived in Horsham Township for 22 years, where she and Michael raised two wonderful children who support this amazing journey she has embarked upon.
Latest posts by Kim Porter, CFRS (see all)
- A Conversation About Substance Use + Mock Teen Bedroom - May 23, 2019
- “Curiously Enough” Podcast: Stigma Survives in Silence - May 3, 2019
- Shining a Light on the Opioid Crisis – Montgomeryville - April 23, 2019