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 . . . young people who have a loved one struggling with addiction. Young members of Alateen added depth and dimension to the conversation about the effects of alcohol or other drug addiction. By sharing their personal experiences, we had an opportunity to have a candid discussion about some difficult topics, without the emotional impact of a personal relationship.
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)
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- “Have You Had the Conversation?” Spring-Ford Area School District - October 11, 2018