A Parents’ Guide to Teenagers & Substance Use

A Parents’ Guide to Teenagers & Substance Use

Following Up

On Wednesday, January 31, 2018, we partnered with the Perkiomen Valley School District. We talked with parents of middle school and high school students to increase their awareness of some warning signs of substance use, as well as how to best address these challenging topics.

I learned so much tonight! Excellent! Thank you!”


“Excellent job! So informative! I wish every school district would have these! Thank you!


So grateful that PVSD had partnered with you!!


Best 90 minutes I’ve spent in the last month. So informative. Wish all my friends could have attended.

Our Presenters

Thank you to our presenters for providing their expertise and insight:

Jill Adams, SFW

Jill is the Director of Adolescent Services, Onward Behavioral Health: Rehab After Work and The Light Program

Jill is also a member of the Be a Part of the Conversation Board of Directors

Beth Cusack, LPC

Beth is the Light Program Adolescent Partial Coordinator for Onward Behavioral Health in Lansdale

Moderator

Kim Porter, CRS

Kim is the Executive Director of Be a Part of the Conversation 

↓View the Powerpoint that was presented.↓

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↓See the videotaped presentation.↓

Handouts

We would also like to thank:

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.
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Kim Porter, CFRS
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.

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