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This is where you will find support, resources,
and a community that cares.

Be a Part of the Conversation understands the challenges of parenting in today’s world.
This section is especially for us – parents, loved ones, and other caregivers who love someone struggling with substance use.

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Click the buttons below for online parent support groups happening every Monday through Thursday. If you are aware of additional parent meetings, please send an email to info@conversation.zone.

Plymouth Meeting Zoom meetings on Mondays & Thursdays at 7:30 pm
New Hope/Solebury Zoom meetings on Tuesdays at 7 pm
Parent Partnership of DelCo Zoom meetings on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm
Hatboro Parent Partnership Zoom meetings on Wednesdays at 7 pm
Rosemont Zoom meetings on Wednesdays at 7 pm
Phoenixville Zoom meetings on Thursdays at 7 pm

On June 9, 2020, we hosted an online program called
“Preparing Your Child to Launch”

↓ Watch the Recorded Webinar ↓

Take the Online Survey! Let us know your thoughts about his program, and which topics you would like us to address in future Online Programs.

Meet Our Panelists

Troy Jackson, MSS, LSW

Private Practice Clinician
Ethos Treatment, LLC

Learn more about Troy

Kim Porter, CFRS

Executive Director
Be a Part of the Conversation

Learn more about Kim

Daniel Rubenstein

Person in Recovery

Learn more about Daniel

Haydn Briggs, MSS

Private Practice Clinician

Learn more about Haydn

On May 5, 2020, we hosted an online program called
“Parenting On Your Feet”

↓ Watch the Recorded Webinar ↓

View the PowerPoint
Take the Online Survey! Let us know your thoughts about his program, and which topics you would like us to address in future Online Programs.

Meet Our Panelists

Jill Adams, SFW

Director of Adolescent Services
Rehab After School and The Light Program

Learn more about Jill

Julie Belling, MSW

Adolescent Mental Health IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program)
Onward Behavioral Health

Learn more about Julie

Karina Bailey, LPC

Adolescent Partial Hospital Program
Onward Behavioral Health

Learn more about Karina

Kim Porter, CFRS

Executive Director
Be a Part of the Conversation

Learn more about Kim

On April 14, 2020, we hosted an online program called
“Parents & Our Boundaries During a Pandemic”

↓ Watch the Recorded Webinar ↓

Take the Online Survey! Let us know your thoughts about his program, and which topics you would like us to address in future Online Programs.

Meet Our Presenters

Lisa Silk, LCSW

Adam Lush, MPH

Pam & Bill Roberts

Adam’s contact info:

ALush@caron.org  /  610-655-5139

> Caron Treatment Centers

Adam recommends this webinar taking place next Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 11 am:

Webinar Topic: Vulnerability of Teens and Young Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Register here:

Pam’s contact info:

Pam.roberts@pfizer.com  / 610-716-3613

Bill’s contact info:

robertsbill99@gmail.com  / 610-716-5608

> Standing in the Storm

Working collaboratively with treatment providers and therapists since 2006, Pam & Bill Roberts organized, attended and conducted a variety of meetings to support parents in dealing with this counter-intuitive disease. In 2013, Pam & Bill decided to write a series of manuals so parents could have a “program” of support to turn to between meetings, much like what is available to people with Substance Use Disorders through their various recovery programs. The resulting parent “program” is educational and supportive, but should not be viewed as a substitute for personal recovery. It should be complimentary to 12-Step programs (such as Al-Anon or Nar-Anon) or professional therapeutic help and intervention.

> Meeting Finder

The parent support group meetings that Pam mentioned take place in Rosemont every Wednesday, and in Phoenixville every Thursday. Details can be found on our meeting finder.

> Recommended Resource from Bill:  Peggy L. Ferguson, PhD

from Bill:  “One of my favorite sources is a sage family therapist in Oklahoma. She has authored dozens of articles on family dynamics with addiction in families.  
Her website is a wealth of information for parents. I’ve read and reread her writings for years.”

Kim’s contact info:

kim@conversation.zone  /  267-629-2214

>Staying Connected

Find virtual (online) meetings, phone meetings, Facebook Groups, and more.

> Online Programs

Be a Part of the Conversation is hosting weekly webinars, every Tuesday at 7pm. Visit the link to learn more and register.

>Parent Partnership

Online meetings are taking place every Wednesday at 7pm. Visit the above link for the Zoom meeting ID.

>Podcasts for Parents

We can all benefit from the shared experience of others. Podcasts are a convenient way to access some insight, camaraderie, or support.

>Meeting Finder

Most of the meetings on this page are not taking place “in person” during the COVID-19 pandemic, but keep this link handy for the days ahead.

Parent Blog

Read & Comment on our Parent Blog

Find a Meeting

Find a Meeting Near You

Calendar of Events

See What’s Happening

Manuals for Parents

Read the Manuals

Resources

Find Helpful Resources

Listen to Podcasts

Podcasts are a convenient way to access some insight, camaraderie, or support.

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.

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

Every Tuesday at 7 pm we will host an Online Program addressing substance use, misuse and addiction and its impact on individuals and their families by building a culture of awareness and support.

Learn about upcoming online programs!