Following Up

On Wednesday, February 13, we partnered with the Great Valley School District to have a conversation about some warning signs of substance use, as well as how to best address these challenging topics.

Our Presenters

Guest Presenter

Justin Levin, MA, LMFT

Justin is a Primary Therapist at the Center for Families 


Kim Porter, CFRS

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


Haydn Briggs

Haydn is an alumnus of Great Valley School District and is in long-term recovery from a substance use disorder. 


Laura is an alumnus of Great Valley School District and is in long-term recovery from a substance use disorder. 

↓View the Powerpoint that was presented.↓

Videos shown in presentation:

This “Typical Conversation” was originally produced by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

This brief scene presents some warning signs, as well as an opportunity to consider the parent’s next steps.

We are just beginning to learn about the impact of vaping.

F.D.A. Seizes Documents From Juul Headquarters
New York Times, October 2, 2018

2 Million US Teens Are Vaping Marijuana
US News & World Report, September 17, 2018

Juul, the Vape Device Teens are Getting Hooked on, Explained
VOX, August 17, 2018

Quick Facts on the Risks of E-cigarettes for Kids, Teens, and Young Adults
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Know the Risks:  e-cigarettes and young people.
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

E-cigarettes & Vape Pens
Stanford Medicine

Vaporizers, E-Cigarettes, and other Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS)
FDA US Food & Drug

“Vaping Can Be Addictive and May Lure Teenagers to Smoking, Science Panel Concludes”
New York Times, January 23, 2018

E-cigarette Sellers Turn to Scholarships to Promote Brands
Associated Press, June 8, 2018

Drug Facts:  Electronic Cigarettes (e-cigarettes)
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

The Teen Vaping Trend – What Parents Need to Know
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Teenagers Embrace JUUL, Saying It’s Discreet Enough To Vape In Class
“Shots” Health News from NPR

Concerns Explode Over New Health Risks of Vaping
Science News for Students

Juul e-cigs: The controversial vaping device popular on school campuses
USA Today

Association Between Initial Use of e-Cigarettes and Subsequent Cigarette Smoking Among Adolescents and Young Adults
JAMA Pediatrics (Journal of the American Medical Association)

E-Cigarette use was associated with greater risk for subsequent cigarette smoking initiation and past 30-day cigarette smoking. Strong e-cigarette regulation could potentially curb use among youth and possibly limit the future population-level burden of cigarette smoking.

E-Cigarette Ads Target Millions of Kids, CDC Says
NBC News