As we navigate the unprecedented challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic, Be a Part of the Conversation is committed to keeping vital conversations going!

Visit this page often to learn about upcoming Online Programs, as well as finding links to recently-recorded programs.

Coming up!

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 7:00 pm

“Parenting On Your Feet”

This program will help parents and others who care about kids in grades K through 12.We’ll learn how we can talk with teens and younger children about trends that put kids at risk, including marijuana, vaping, alcohol and more.

What are the challenges you are facing as parents, caregivers and educators?

We’ll address the potency of today’s marijuana, other substances, impaired driving, and more. Together, we’ll develop the tools we need to foster good choices and resiliency in young people!

Hosted by St. Thomas of Villanova.

Register for “Parenting On Your Feet” on Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 7:00 pm

“Have You Had the Conversation?”

Elementary school years are the ideal time for families to begin important conversations about substance use, with special sensitivity toward young children. Together we will have an engaging conversation about: • The reality of when and how kids are introduced to substances. • How to have a conversation about those who struggle with substance use. • Understanding risk factors and protective factors, and empoweringourselves as parents.

Funded by the Chester County Department of Drug & Alcohol Services.

Register for “Have You Had the Conversation?” on Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 6:30 pm

“Less Worry, More Joy! Positive Parenting Strategies to Help Manage Anxiety and Worry”

Hosted by the Great Valley School District.

Dr. Katherine Dahlsgaard, PhD will discuss and model specific, evidence-based strategies to help you help your child (and you!) manage chronic anxiety and stress, including as it relates to COVID-19, as well as outline common pitfalls to avoid.

NOTE:  This program will not be recorded, so be sure to join us live!

Register for “Less Worry, More Joy?” on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 6:30 pm

“Cannabis (it’s complicated, especially for kids!)”

Hosted by the Great Valley School District.

What was once a relatively simple plant, cannabis (marijuana) has inspired everything from fear to fierce loyalty. We’ll have a conversation about the science of today’s marijuana and its impact on young people’s developing brains.
We need to learn all we can about this evolving substance, which bears little resemblance to a plant.
Our presenters will address the effects of increased THC levels, social norms, availability, and the impact on a young, developing brain.

NOTE:  This program will not be recorded, so be sure to join us live!

Register for “Cannabis (it’s complicated)” on Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Follow Up on Past Online Programs (Most recent are at the top.)

We occasionally record our online programs. You can find those recordings, along with other helpful information by visiting the links listed below.

“Cannabis (it’s complicated, especially for kids!)” from October 27, 2020

Visit our Cannabis page for a recording of our presentation, plus a whole lot more helpful information!

Visit our “Cannabis” page.

View the recorded presentation.

“Lessons Learned from Colorado” from October 15, 2020

Visit our Cannabis page for a recording of our presentation, plus a whole lot more helpful information!

Visit our “Cannabis” page.

View the recorded presentation.

“Finding a Path to Recover through a Pandemic & Epidemic” from September 30, 2020

Visit our Montgomery County page for a recording of our presentation, plus a whole lot more helpful information!

Visit our “Montgomery County” page.

View the recorded presentation.

“Taking the Lead” from September 18, 2020

Visit our Taking the Lead page for a recording of our presentation, plus a whole lot more helpful information!

Visit our “Taking the Lead” page.

View the recorded presentation.

“Chester County Recovers!” from September 15, 2020

Visit our Chester County page for a recording of our presentation, plus a whole lot more helpful information!

Visit our “Chester County” page.

View the recorded presentation.

“Pathways to Recovery” from July 28, 2020

Visit our Pathways page for a recording of our presentation, plus a whole lot more helpful information!

Visit our “Pathways to Recovery” page.

View the recorded presentation.

“Navigating the Maze of Addiction & Mental Health” from July 14, 2020

Visit our Navigating the Maze page for a recording of our presentation, plus a whole lot more helpful information!

Visit our “Navigating the Maze” page.

View the recorded presentation.

“Pathways to Recovery” from June 30, 2020

Visit our Pathways page for a recording of our presentation, plus a whole lot more helpful information!

Visit our “Pathways” page.

View the recorded presentation.

“Being LGBTQ2IA+ and Healing from Recovery” from June 23, 2020

Visit our LGBT page for a recording of our presentation, plus a whole lot more helpful information!

Visit our “LGBTQ2IA+” page.

View the recorded presentation.

“Clearing the Air:  Vaping, Nicotine & Marijuana” from June 16, 2020

Visit our Vaping page for a recording of our presentation, plus a whole lot more helpful information!

Visit our “Vaping” page.

View the recorded presentation.

“Preparing Your Child to Launch” from June 9, 2020

Visit our Parents page for a recording of our presentation, plus a whole lot more helpful information!

Visit our “Parents” page.

View the recorded presentation.

“Addiction 101” from May 12, 2020

Visit our Addiction 101 page for a recording of our presentation, plus a whole lot more helpful information!

Visit our “Addiction 101” page.

View the recorded presentation.

“Cannabis (it’s complicated)” with Ben Cort, from May 19, 2020

Visit our Cannabis (it’s complicated) page for a recording of our presentation, plus a whole lot more helpful information!

Visit our “Cannabis (it’s complicated)” page.

View the recorded presentation.

“Parenting On Your Feet” from May 5, 2020

Visit our Parents page for a recording of our presentation, plus a whole lot more helpful information!

Visit our “Parents” page.

View the recorded presentation.

“Pathways to Recovery” from April 28, 2020

Visit our Pathways page for a recording of our presentation, plus a whole lot more helpful information!

Visit our “Pathways” page.

View the recorded presentation.

“Coping with COVID:  Embracing Isolation” from April 21, 2020

Visit our Isolation page for a recording of our presentation, plus a whole lot more helpful information!

Visit our “Isolation” page.

View the recorded presentation.

“Parents & Our Boundaries During a Pandemic” from April 14, 2020

Visit our Parents page for a recording of our presentation, plus a whole lot more helpful information!

Visit our “Parents” page.

View the recorded presentation.

“Transitioning Technology 2B Healthy” from April 7, 2020

Visit our Technology page for a recording of our presentation, plus a whole lot more helpful information!

Visit our “Technology” page.

View the recorded presentation.

“Pathways to Recovery” from March 31, 2020

Visit our Pathways to Recovery page for a recording of our presentation, plus a whole lot more helpful information!

Visit our “Pathways to Recovery” page.

View the recorded presentation.

Stay Connected Now!

The COVID-19 pandemic has us all trying to navigate uncharted territory with regard to “Social Distancing.” Many of us rely on community connections that are not currently available.

We might be physically separated, but we have options for staying connected! Visit this page to learn about remote meetings of mutual-aid organizations and other support groups.