“Healing the Traumatized Family”

“Healing the Traumatized Family”

Following Up

On Tuesday, May 1, 2018, we learned about how we can heal as family members when we have been impacted by a loved one’s addiction or mental illness.

Our Presenter

Sean Smith, MS, M.Ed., LPC, CAADC has provided counseling to adolescents and adults with substance abuse and mental health conditions for the past nine years. Sean is a Licensed Professional Counselor in PA and an Internationally Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Sean earned a Master’s degree at Walden University in Education in 2009. He completed a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at Chestnut Hill College in 2012. He has extensive experience facilitating IOP programs and with conducting family support groups. The theoretical approaches that Sean widely utilizes are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. Prior to counseling, Sean taught Social Studies to middle and high school students and utilizes this experience to help adolescents struggling with academic and behavioral issues.

↓View the Powerpoint that was presented.↓

Co-Sponsored by

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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