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Friday, November 16, 2018 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

St. Joseph's University - The Foley Center
5600 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131

Registration for this event is full.
For More Information:
Christine Storm 610-568-4548

Please join us for an enlightening and informative day designed to educate school and youth service professionals on how to better meet the needs of children and teens impacted by the substance use disorder of a loved one.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse estimates that 25% of American kids grow up in households where substance abuse is present. You can help! It only takes one caring and supportive adult to provide hope, help and healing. Come join us to learn how.

About The Presenters
Helene Photias
Helene Photias

Helene Photias, MHA, Manager of the Children’s Program for the Betty Ford Center, a part of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. For the past 12 years, Helene has been Manager and Counselor of the Betty Ford Center Children’s Program in California and is part of the National Patient Experience team for the organization. In her presentation, Helene will give an overview of the scope of children affected by a loved one’s substance use disorder, how the addiction epidemic of today is affecting youth, and what schools and agencies can do to build resilience and create systems that support these vulnerable children and teens.

Cliff Crosby
Cliff Crosby

Cliff Crosby, MS, Motivational Speaker. Clifton “Cliff” Crosby, the charismatic, inspirational former NFL Player and Super Bowl Champion, has a fascinating behind the scenes story of how hard choices, faith and hard work helped him avoid the pitfalls of growing up in family circumstances that would defeat most children. For over a decade, Cliff has worked as a motivational speaker, sharing his story with youth of how growing up with addiction in his family impacted his choices and his desire for success. By acknowledging his need for help, he was able to let go of family secrets.

Christina Getz

Christina Getz, Lead Student Assistance Program Specialist, Caron Treatment Centers. Christina has been with Caron’s Student Assistance Program for the past eight years and oversees Caron’s Kids of Promise© Program-support groups for students concerned about a loved one’s substance abuse. Christina will walk participants through the power that support groups have in reducing a sense of isolation and helping students learn coping skills. Participants will take part in activities delivered in the program and will learn how they can bring this powerful grant-funded program to their own schools this year.

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