Be a Part of the Conversation is proud to collaborate with the Chester County Department of Drug and Alcohol Services!

Contact Information

Vincent H. Brown
Executive Director, Department of Drug & Alcohol Services, Chester County
vhbrown@chesco.org

Kathy Collier
Prevention Program Director, Department of Drug & Alcohol Services, Chester County
kcollier@chesco.org

Kate Genthert-Siolek
Drug and Alcohol Prevention Specialist, Department of Drug & Alcohol Services, Chester County
kgenthert@chesco.org

View the Family Help Book: A Family’s Guide to Addiction and Recovery Resources in Chester County
View the Chester County Vaping Toolkit
Chester County 2019 PAYS Overview
Access Treatment in Chester County
COVID-19 Human Services Resource Guide
Chester County Suicide Prevention Task Force

Following Up – March 30, 2021 Online Program

“Parenting On Your Feet + Mock Teen Bedroom”

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“Parenting On Your Feet”

Our presenters addressed challenges facing Chester County parents, caregivers and educators, including the potency of today’s cannabis, other substances, impaired driving and more, with a special focus on teens and emerging adults.

“Mock Teen Bedroom”

We also provided a tour of our Mock Teen Bedroom, which helps adults to identify signs of substance use, and trends that put kids at risk, such as cannabis, vaping and alcohol.
This follow-up section provides some of the tools that support Chester County youth.

Presented in Partnership with
Penn Medicine Chester County Hospital

Meet Our Presenters

Kim Porter, CFRS

Executive Director
Be a Part of the Conversation

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Carol Rothera, MS, LPC

Supervisor of Student Services and APT Academy
West Chester Area School District

Learn more about Carol

Kathy Collier

Prevention Program Director
Chester County Department of Drug and Alcohol Services

Learn more about Kathy Collier

Kate Genthert-Siolek

Drug and Alcohol Prevention Specialist
Chester County Department of Drug and Alcohol Services

Learn more about Kate Genthert-Siolek

View the PowerPoint slides.

Following Up  | September 15, 2020 Online Program

Recorded on Tuesday, September 15, 2020:  Be a Part of the Conversation is honored to enter our first year of partnership with the Chester County Department of Drug & Alcohol Services.

This program featured representatives from the community, including service providers, clinicians, people in recovery and family members. Below you will find a recording of the program, contact information for the presenters, and additional supportive information.

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Meet Our Panelists

Kathy Collier

Prevention Program Director
Chester County Department of Drug and Alcohol Services

Learn more about Kathy

Kate Genthert-Siolek

Drug and Alcohol Prevention Specialist
Chester County Department of Drug and Alcohol Services

Learn more about Kate

Tim Roberts

Person in Recovery

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Michael Blanche, MSS, LCSW

Co-Founder
Ethos Treatment, LLC

Learn more about Mike

Marti Phillips

West Chester Caron Parent Support Group

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Luis Tovar

President
Kacie’s Cause

Learn more about Luis

Resources mentioned in the September 15, 2020 program:

>> Opioid Epidemic and Narcan® Training

Chester County Hospital has partnered with the Chester County Department of Drug and Alcohol Services and  Good Fellowship EMS to reduce the incidence of accidental drug overdoses. Join us to learn how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose and how to access treatment in Chester County, PA.  All attendees receive training on how to use life-saving Narcan® (naloxone) nasal spray. Free Narcan® will be made available for pickup by participants.


>> Kacie’s Cause

Kacie’s Cause is a nonprofit organization consisting of concerned parents, business people and citizens tirelessly fighting the heroin and opioid epidemic that has invaded our county and our nation.  We seek to educate our communities of the widespread use of opioids, substance use disorders and unbiasedly promote the availability of prevention, education, treatment, recovery and support programs in our community for the Individual and their families.


>> Feely Hoot

A must-have book to help children cope with addiction in the family.

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