Youth Education Program-Substance Use Disorder & the Impact on Families

Friday, February 16th 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM | Penn State Berks

Youth Education Program-Substance Use Disorder & the Impact on Families

Unlock the tools to empower youth and professionals in aiding those impacted by a loved one's substance disorder. This workshop focuses on imparting knowledge, refining skills, and providing essential resources for attendees. Gain profound insights into the effects of substance use on youth and families and acquire effective strategies to cultivate a supportive and nurturing environment for these children.

By the end of the event, you'll be equipped with the skills to offer effective support to youth affected by substance use, contributing to the creation of a more resilient and compassionate community. Don't miss this opportunity to make a positive impact!

Session Topics:

  • Understanding SUD and its Impact on Families
  • Understanding Trauma and its Impact on Families
  • Trauma-Informed Approaches to Build Resilience in Youth
  • Supporting the Family
  • Self-Care for the Professional


Cory Trevena, CPS, Senior Director of Education, Caron Treatment Centers

As senior director of education, Cory advances the mission of Caron’s Education Department by providing leadership to ensure that world-class prevention and early intervention services are provided to all students, families, and community partners.

She focuses primarily on student assistance services for K-12 and higher education. Cory started working for Caron in 2005. Before becoming the senior director in January 2020, she was a regional director for the Student Assistance Program. She takes pride in providing exceptional services for young people and their parents, recognizing the struggles that so many young people and their families face in dealing with substance use.

She has a master’s degree in general psychology and is a certified prevention specialist (CPS) in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Mallory Henry, CPS, Senior Coordinator, Student Assistance Programming, Caron Treatment Centers

As a senior coordinator of student assistance programming, Mallory Henry oversees the educational services Caron provides to schools, educators, students, and families in Pennsylvania, which include prevention and substance use education.

In her role, she sets goals and strategies for the department and defines the actions needed to put them into practice. Mallory supervises approximately 30 specialists who provide education in schools and other youth-serving organizations. She is also a Pennsylvania-approved Student Assistance Program training provider.

She came to Caron in 2012 to work in the Student Assistance Programming Department, starting out in direct service providing education in schools, then becoming a lead specialist and a coordinator after that, before taking on her current position in 2020. Her degree in secondary education and experience in the behavioral health field have equipped her to take on the challenges and possibilities the job offers.

Mallory is a certified prevention specialist and has a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Penn State.

Wendi Line, Coordinator of Student Assistance and Youth Education Programs, Caron Treatment Centers

Wendi is the Coordinator of Student Assistance and Youth Education Programs at Caron Treatment Centers. In these roles, she leads transformative initiatives, overseeing a dedicated team of individuals in the Education department. Her role involves crafting impactful programming and actively engaging with children impacted by a loved one’s substance abuse, embodying a commitment to positive change.

Wendi came to Caron in 2009 as a facilitator for the Children and Teens Program before moving into the Student Assistance department in 2010. She started out in direct services providing education in schools, then becoming a lead specialist and a coordinator in 2021. Prior to coming to Caron, she worked as an Elementary School Teacher in Colorado and Pennsylvania.

Christina Getz, Lead Student Assistance Program Specialist, Caron Treatment Centers

Christina is a Lead Student Assistance Program Specialist for Caron Treatment Centers. She has worked with children impacted by substance use in the family through various programs at Caron over the last 12 years. Christina has served as a SAP Liaison to several different schools in Berks County, PA in her time with Caron. She has worked directly with elementary, middle, and high school students, providing psycho educational support groups, prevention services, assessments, and large group presentations. She is a Certified Creator with PeaceLove Studios and a Life is Good Playmaker. Christina received her bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Millersville University and has been working in the social work field since 2004.

Rochelle Oswald, Student Assistance Program Specialist, Caron Treatment Centers

Rochelle Oswald Chelius is a Student Assistant Program Specialist with Caron Treatment Centers, working in Berks County schools. This is her sixth year doing prevention, education, and early intervention programming with students. She is a graduate of Lock Haven University and has worked directly with children and teens for the entirety of her professional career. Rochelle enjoys spending time with family, taking day trips with her husband, and meeting new people.

Lunch will be provided.

This event is made possible, in whole or in part, by funds received through the Berks County Opioid Settlement Agreement.

Questions: Please contact Wendi Line, Coordinator of Student Assistance Program at

Date & Time

Friday, February 16th 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM


Penn State Berks
1801 Broadcasting Road
Perkins Student Center – 007 Multi-Purpose Room
Reading, PA 19610
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