Calendar 2018-08-17T12:41:26+00:00
Oct
20
Sat
It Takes a Village: Resources for Overcoming Addiction through Long Term Recovery @ Villanova University, Connelly Center
Oct 20 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm
It Takes a Village:  Resources for Overcoming Addiction through Long Term Recovery @ Villanova University, Connelly Center | Villanova | Pennsylvania | United States

An Opioid Awareness Seminar Featuring panel discussions with regional and national experts in the field of substance use disorder.

In response to the current Opioid Crisis, Friends of the Manor, a 501c3 charitable foundation affiliated with Manor of Hope and The M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing at Villanova University will present an Opioid Awareness Seminar on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 11:00 am until 4:30 pm on the campus of Villanova University in suburban Philadelphia, PA.


Featuring panel discussions with regional and national experts in the field of substance use disorder.

** This event is FREE to the public and includes lunch. **

Oct
23
Tue
Great Valley Parents: “Have You Had the Conversation?” @ Great Valley Middle School
Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Great Valley School District’s elementary school leaders believe that now is the time to talk with our kids about drugs and alcohol. Please join us, and together we will talk about:

• The reality of when and how kids are introduced to substances.

• How to have a conversation with children about loved ones who might be struggling with addiction.

• What to do if you are concerned that your child may be experimenting.

Nov
6
Tue
Montgomery County SAP Conference @ The Workshop Mercantile
Nov 6 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am

Be a Part of the Conversation will be presenting “Addiction 101” at this year’s Montgomery County Intermediate Unit’s Student Assistance Program (SAP) Conference.

This event is exclusively for SAP personnel in Montgomery County School Districts.

Informed Family Series: “The Family Recovery Continuum” with Rick Shugart, MFT @ Center for Families
Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

“The Family Recovery Continuum” with Rick Shugart, MFT

This workshop is designed to help parents identify and navigate on the continuum between “Enabling and Tough Love.” Topics include losing and regaining your power, being addicted to hope, and finding your journey to happy, joyous and free.

Rick Shugart, MFT has been providing individual and family therapy for families with addition/mental health crisis for twenty five years. He has a private practice in Narberth and lectures frequently on parenting issues.

Nov
15
Thu
WEED (it’s complicated) – with Ben Cort @ Montgomery Township Community Center
Nov 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

 

 

What was once a simple plant, cannabis has inspired everything from fear to fierce loyalty. We’ll have a conversation about the science of today’s marijuana and its big-picture impact.

Pennsylvania legalized Medical Marijuana in February, 2018, with approximately 30 dispensaries currently open for business. We need to keep an open mind and learn all we can about this drug which, today, bares little resemblance to a plant.

Our special guest, Ben Cort, will help us to understand:

• legalization, commercialization, and industrialization
• the effects of increased THC levels, & potential benefits of CBD
• the vulnerability of a young, developing brain
• how Pennsylvanians can become informed

Ben Cort will be joining us from Boulder, Colorado. He has been part of the recovery movement in almost every way imaginable and is a respected professional within the treatment industry. Sober since 1996, Ben has seen the devastation that substance use can bring first hand, as well as the joy that is recovery. His direct and honest approach has made him a sought after speaker and respected voice in this national conversation.

Ben is the author of Weed, Inc.

 

Nov
19
Mon
Mock Teen Bedroom at Upper Dublin High School @ Upper Dublin High School
Nov 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

In conjunction with:

  • Montgomery County Office of Drug & Alcohol
  • Upper Dublin Police Department
  • Lower Gwynedd Police Department

Tour our “Mock Teen Bedroom,” which provides insights and education about the possible signs of substance use, misuse or addiction.

This interactive experience challenges parents and caregivers to try to find warning signs of substance use, including:

  • Mock drugs
  • Seemingly real containers that are actually “Stash Safes”
  • Drug paraphernalia
  • Common household items that can indicate misuse

Enjoy refreshments courtesy of Upper Dublin Police.

This program is for adults only!


Sponsored by:

Dec
5
Wed
Abington: “A Parents’ Guide to Teenagers & Substance Use” @ Rydal Elementary School
Dec 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Abington:  "A Parents' Guide to Teenagers & Substance Use" @ Rydal Elementary School | Pennsylvania | United States

What are some of the most effective ways to keep our kids from using alcohol or other drugs? What are some of the signs that they might be drinking or trying drugs?

Have you ever had the most amazing talk with your son or daughter about healthy choices, and a week later you wonder if they heard anything you said? There are important biological reasons that our kids take risks.

We’ll talk about how as parents, we can help to shape our kids’ choices and behaviors, and raise successful young adults.

Jan
24
Thu
Kids & Stress with Matt Bellace, PhD @ Crooked Billet-Hallowell Learning Community
Jan 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Parents whose children are in Kindergarten through eighth grade, along with Hatboro-Horsham educators, will be invited to this interactive presentation. Dr. Bellace will address the stress being seen in young children and adolescents, both nationally and here in Hatboro-Horsham.

We will discuss ways that families and educators can foster resiliency and guide young people toward healthy ways to cope with stress, rather than experimenting with substances, or engaging in other risk-taking behaviors.

Babysitting will be available at no charge to families.

Jan
30
Wed
Great Valley: “A Parents’ Guide to Teenagers & Substance Use” @ Great Valley High School
Jan 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Great Valley:  "A Parents' Guide to Teenagers & Substance Use" @ Great Valley High School | Malvern | Pennsylvania | United States

What are some of the most effective ways to keep our kids from using alcohol or other drugs? What are some of the signs that they might be drinking or trying drugs?

Have you ever had the most amazing talk with your son or daughter about healthy choices, and a week later you wonder if they heard anything you said? There are important biological reasons that our kids take risks.

We’ll talk about how as parents, we can help to shape our kids’ choices and behaviors, and raise successful young adults.

Feb
27
Wed
Marijuana, the Developing Brain & Behavior @ TBD
Feb 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

More young people these days believe, “weed is like salad.” This funny, but sadly inaccurate statement is consistent with data showing that young people have a lower perception of risk when it comes to regular marijuana use (Monitoring the Future Survey, 2016). This perception is only strengthened by the legalization of marijuana in several states, the proliferation of marijuana as “medicine,” and the promotion of marijuana through pop culture.

Given this situation, what chance does any adult have to convince a teenager that, “weed is definitely not salad”? This program is intended for parents, educators and other adults who care about marijuana’s impact on young people.

Clinical neuropsychologist and professional youth speaker, Dr. Matt Bellace will provide us with insights into how to have an effective conversation with youth on this important topic.

Mar
13
Wed
Hatboro-Horsham: “A Parents’ Guide to Teenagers & Substance Use” @ Crooked Billet-Hallowell Learning Community
Mar 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Hatboro-Horsham:  "A Parents' Guide to Teenagers & Substance Use" @ Crooked Billet-Hallowell Learning Community | Horsham | Pennsylvania | United States

What are some of the most effective ways to keep our kids from using alcohol or other drugs? What are some of the signs that they might be drinking or trying drugs?

Have you ever had the most amazing talk with your son or daughter about healthy choices, and a week later you wonder if they heard anything you said? There are important biological reasons that our kids take risks.

We’ll talk about how as parents, we can help to shape our kids’ choices and behaviors, and raise successful young adults.

Apr
3
Wed
Media, Messaging & Youth: Living with technology & reconnecting with kids. @ Perkiomen Valley High School
Apr 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Media, Messaging & Youth:  Living with technology & reconnecting with kids.

Michael Blanche, MSS, LCSW, a counselor specializing in adolescents and young adults, will discuss ways that our kids are being impacted by social media, the “misinformation highway,” the access to substances online, and more.

Well known for his insights about the real-world challenges facing adolescents and young adults, Mike will help us to navigate the over-exposure to media and technology, as well as encouraging a healthy balance.

Apr
9
Tue
Media, Messaging & Youth: Living with technology & reconnecting with kids. @ Great Valley High School
Apr 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Media, Messaging & Youth:  Living with technology & reconnecting with kids.

Michael Blanche, MSS, LCSW, a counselor specializing in adolescents and young adults, will discuss ways that our kids are being impacted by social media, the “misinformation highway,” the access to substances online, and more.

Well known for his insights about the real-world challenges facing adolescents and young adults, Mike will help us to navigate the over-exposure to media and technology, as well as encouraging a healthy balance.

May
5
Sun
3rd Annual Spring Brunch Fundraiser @ Home of Mary & Joseph Fenkel
May 5 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
3rd Annual Spring Brunch Fundraiser @ Home of Mary & Joseph Fenkel | Gladwyne | Pennsylvania | United States

Details coming soon.