For Immediate Release Contact: Alex Styer
October 26, 2018 215-893-4293
Neumann University Center for Leadership to Host “It Pays to Ask, It Pays to Know” Pay Summit
Behavioral health professionals will address risky and problem behaviors
among youth in Delaware County.
ASTON, PA—On Friday, November 2, the Neumann University Center for Leadership will host an informative summit entitled: “It Pays to Ask, It Pays to Know”. The event will take place in Community Hall in the Mirenda Center for Sport, Spirituality, and Character Development on Neumann University’s campus from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The summit will consist of presentations and open discussion by behavioral health professionals addressing risky and problem behaviors among youth in Delaware County. Attendees can expect to gain an understanding of the key findings reported in the 2017 Pennsylvania Youth Survey. Additional topics include process addictions, prevalence of vaping among youth and more. Participants will learn to identify risk and resiliency factors among youth in Delaware County, and leave with an understanding of the resources available in our community.
Featured speakers for this event include Katayoun “Kat” M. Copeland, District Attorney of Delaware County; Patricia Caldwell MFT, LPC, CCDP-D, CAADC, CCTP, Director of Family Services at Recovery Centers of America; Michael Morton, M.A., LMFT, CSAT-S, Clinical Director of The Keystone Center ECU; and Kim Porter, Executive Director of Be Part of the Conversation.
This event is coordinated by Holcomb Behavioral Health Systems and funded through the Delaware County Office of Behavioral Health, Division of Drug and Alcohol.
Following the individual presentations, a Q&A panel will be held.
The program is free and open to the public. Register Online at: http://neumannpublicsafety.com/event/pay-summit-it-pays-to-ask-it-pays-to-know/
- Katayoun “Kat” M. Copeland, Delaware County District Attorney
DA Copeland was appointed as Delaware County District Attorney and took office in January 2018. As a graduate of The Baldwin School, Bryn Mawr College and Temple University’s Beasley School of Law, Ms. Copeland has a distinguished 25-year prosecutorial career. DA Copeland previously served for 19 years in the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office.
- Patricia Caldwell MFT, LPC, CCDP-D, CAADC, CCTP, Director of Family Services Recovery Centers of America
Trish Caldwell is a licensed clinician, a marriage and family therapist and is certified in co-occurring disorders and substance use. She has worked extensively with families and adolescents with co-occurring behavioral health and substance use disorders in various settings including outpatient, residential and community agencies.
- Michael Morton, M.A., LMFT, CSAT-S, Clinical Director of The KeyStone Center ECU
Michael Morton is a therapist, educator, & trainer with over twenty-five years’ experience in the field. In addition to his role as Clinical Director, Michael facilitates groups, individual sessions, EMDR and family therapy sessions at KeyStone Center ECU.
- Kim Porter, CFRS, Executive Director of Be Part of the Conversation
Kim Porter, a Certified Family Recovery Specialist, is Executive Director of the nonprofit Be a Part of the Conversation, operating since 2011 with the mission to create effective, culture-changing community programs designed to increase awareness of the effects of alcohol and drug use.