“Have You Had the Conversation?”

“Have You Had the Conversation?”

Following Up:

On Wednesday, April 6, 2016, we partnered with the staff of Pennypack Elementary School and Hatboro-Horsham’s K-12 SAP Coordinator, Dawn Tucker. We talked with parents about having meaningful conversations with young children in an effort to deter substance use.

Have you had the conversation?

We hope this will be helpful to you, whether you attended the event or did not. If you are aware of other helpful websites that are not shown here, please send an email to info@conversation.zone

Thank you for Being a Part of the Conversation!





Kim Rubenstein and Dawn Tucker, from Be a Part of the Conversation, presented the following Powerpoint:

>> Click here for the Presentation:  Have you had the conversation? How to talk with your kids about substance use.


 Helpful Information

6 Parenting Practices:  Help Reduce the Chances Your Child will Develop a Drug or Alcohol Problem
from the Partnership for Drugfree Kids

Family Dinner Conversation Starters

Making Yourself Ready to Start the Conversation:  Guidelines for Parents & Guardians

Top 8 Reasons why Teens Try Alcohol and Drugs
from “How to Keep Your Teenager Out of Trouble and What to Do if You Can’t,” by Dr. Neil I. Bernstein

Kim Porter, CFRS

Executive Director at Be a Part of the Conversation
Kim Porter, CFRS is the Executive Director of Be a Part of the Conversation. Having served as the Community Program Coordinator and Parent Liaison for Be a Part of the Conversation since its inception in 2011, she was named Executive Director of this vital organization in 2014.

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.
Kim Porter, CFRS
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