On March 10, 2015, we were treated to a remarkable presentation by Dr. Kevin McCauley.
During the school-day hours, Dr. McCauley gave a presentation to 50 Hatboro-Horsham High School students about the challenge of deciding whether addiction is a choice or a disease . . . or both? Students fromKinesiology, Psychology, and Advance Placement (AP) Biology classes were given the opportunity to register for the lecture on a first-come, first served basis. After his lecture, students from the HH Conversation club had a private lunch with Dr. McCauley and engaged in a very stimulating conversation about the challenges of addiction co-occuring with psychological disorders, of technology and gaming addictions, and much more.
In the evening, Dr. McCauley was the featured speaker for Be a Part of the Conversation’s 16th public event in the Hatboro-Horsham community. More than 100 guests gathered for his presentation.
After a very informative – and at times quite moving – question and answer session, Dr. McCauley received a standing ovation from the participants. The feedback from the collected surveys makes it clear that we will definitely be extending an invitation to Dr. McCauley to return to our neck of the woods in the future. Please stay tuned!
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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.
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