Matt Bellace 2017

Following up after Matt Bellace’s Presentation about Marijuana, the Developing Brain & Behavior.

On Tuesday, February 28, Matt Bellace, PhD appeared at the Center for Families in Malvern, PA. We discussed many aspects of marijuana and its impact on young people in particular.

Finding a “Better High” in School!

Earlier in the day, Dr. Bellace conducted three assemblies focusing on “Better Highs” with Great Valley Middle & High School students.

Here are some helpful links related to Dr. Bellace’s presentation:

Visit Dr. Bellace’s website
Order Matt’s Book, A Better High
“SAM” – Smart Approaches to Marijuana
Report Shows Adolescents’ Marijuana Use Largely Unchanged
“Natural High” – What’s Your Natural High?
Marijuana: Facts Parents Need to Know (from NIDA)
Marijuana: Facts for Teens (from NIDA)
NIDA: Marijuana Use Can Lower Your Grades
Parent Talk Kit: Tips for Preventing Drug & Alcohol Misuse

View Dr. Bellace’s Powerpoint Community Presentation:

Follow Matt Bellace, PhD on Social Media:

Dr. Bellace’s appearances were made possible with the generous support of:

Kim Porter, CFRS

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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