“Media, Messaging & Youth” with Michael Blanche, MSS, LCSW

“Media, Messaging & Youth” with Michael Blanche, MSS, LCSW

Following Up

On Tuesday, April 9, 2019 we partnered with Great Valley School District to talk with parents about the impact of technology, social media, gaming and more on young people and our families.

Thank you to our guest presenter, Michael Blanche, MSS, LCSW

Michael Blanche is a licensed clinical social worker with more than twenty years of experience providing direct clinical treatment for those who are dually diagnosed with addiction and other psychological issues. Michael has worked in all levels of care in the treatment of addiction and mental health. With extensive expertise in establishing and supervising residential and outpatient programs throughout the Philadelphia area, he is a leading expert in the field of prevention.

Michael specializes in middle school and high school prevention talks and staff development. Providing CEUs on the impact of technology, process addiction, complex trauma, young adult substance abuse and dual diagnosis are just a few workshop topics he has facilitated. Michael is known for working with complex individuals and their families assisting in difficult times of discerning the appropriate level of care or proper placement.

Michael is the co-founder of Therapeutic Alliance & Ethos Treatment, LLC

↓View the Powerpoint that was presented.↓

Helpful Information

Kids & Tech: Tips for Parents in the Digital Age

Family Media Plan

American Academy of Pediatrics

Screenagers:  Growing Up in the Digital Age

Find a screening of Screenagers near you.

a documentary film by Delany Ruston, MD

Common Sense Media

Your trusted guide for a fast-changing world.

Device Use in School-Age Children (slide presentation)

Neel D. Patel, MD, FAAP San Carlos Pediatrics Palo Alto Medical Foundation


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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