Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Incredible Years Program - Support for 6-8 year olds

Parenting in Recovery

Support Services for Veterans

Job Posting - Nutrition Education Advisor

Margo Davidson - Mobile Office Hours

Pennsylvania House Of Representatives
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Mobile office hours this Saturday

I am continuing to bring constituent services to locations throughout the 164th Legislative District as part of my mobile office outreach. My staff will be available to provide information on services and help with state forms:
Saturday, Nov. 2
10 a.m. to noon

American Health Care Inc.
7039 W. Chester Pike, Upper Darby
(Please enter through side ramp)
Free notary services will be available.
Services my office can help with include:
• Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program
• PACE/PACENET prescription-drug coverage for seniors
• Children's Health Insurance Program
• Birth certificates, driver's licenses and non-driver photo ID
• Much more.
Please come out and meet my staff and learn what my office can do for you and your family. I believe it is important to bring constituent services to each of the diverse areas of my legislative district and to people who may not be able to otherwise access those services.
For more information, please call my office at 610-259-7016 or email

Rep. Margo DavidsonD-164th District
Delaware County

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Focus Group - Females 66 and older

FEMALES 66 years and older: (Please feel free to pass along to friends and family)
We have upcoming groups in Bala Cynwyd for Senior Women (66+ years of age) on Tuesday November 5th for 2hrs 15mins offering $100 + an additional $50 for pre-group homework assignment, in the form of a Visa gift card. If you are interested, please click on the link to be considered. We will be contacting you back based on any available quotas. Thank you

Job Postings - PA Job Gateway

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Monday, October 28, 2013

10 Tips to Help Someone Grieving During the Holidays

10 Tips to Help Someone Grieving During the Holidays

Hospice professionals offer advice
For many people, the holiday season is a special time of year marked by celebrations and gatherings with family and friends. For those struggling with the death of a loved one, the holidays may be a difficult time full of painful reminders that emphasize their sense of loss.
Often friends and family members of those affected by a loss are unsure how to act or what to say to support their grieving loved one during the holidays.
Hospice professionals, who are experienced at helping people deal with grief and loss, offer some suggestions:
  1. 1. Be supportive of the way the person chooses to handle the holidays. Some may wish to follow traditions; others may choose to avoid customs of the past and do something new. It’s okay to do things differently.
  2. 2. Offer to help the person with decorating or holiday baking. Both tasks can be overwhelming for someone who is grieving.
  3. 3. Offer to help with holiday shopping. Share catalogs or online shopping sites that may be helpful.
  4. 4. Invite the person to join you or your family during the holidays. You might invite them to join you for a religious service or at a holiday meal where they are a guest.
  5. 5. Ask the person if he or she is interested in volunteering with you during the holidays. Doing something for someone else, such as helping at a soup kitchen or working with children, may help your loved one feel better about the holidays.
  6. 6. Donate a gift or money in memory of their loved one. Remind the person that his or her loved one is not forgotten.
  7. 7. Never tell someone that he or she should be “over it.” Instead give the person hope that, eventually, he or she will enjoy the holidays again.
  8. 8. Be willing to listen. Active listening from friends and family is an important step to helping some cope with grief and heal.
  9. 9. Remind the person that you are thinking of him or her and the loved one who died. Cards, phone calls, and visits are great ways to stay in touch.
  10. 10. Follow up after the holidays to check in. Given the activity of the season, some people may make it through the holidays without any issues but they might find the post-holiday period to be more difficult. So checking in after the holidays to see how he or she may be doing is helpful.
In general, the best way to help those who are grieving during the holidays is to let them know you care and that their loved one is not forgotten.

“Hospice and palliative care professionals have always recognized the need to provide emotional and spiritual support to those who are grieving,” said J. Donald Schumacher, president and CEO of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. “Hospices often offer support to community members struggling with grief or loss.”

To learn more about grief or coping with loss, visit NHPCO’s Caring Connections at

Clothing Drives in Upper Darby

In  addition to our own FACC Clothing Closet, here are some additional Clothing Drives in the Upper Darby Community.


Clothing Drives in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania for Thanksgiving.

Where to Donate Time and Items in a Time of Great Need

Not only is it the season for giving, but many people are in great crises right now due to the economy. If you have the ability, donate items or time. Your time and items can make all the difference in the world to a family in need.

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army helps an abundance of families. In order to donate, you can either bring to their location, or they will send out a truck to pick up your donations. The Salvation Army in Upper Darby,PA is a source of constant clothing drives, not just Thanksgiving clothing drives. This makes it easier to donate items if you're housebound, or don't drive. If you want to donate your time, there is an easy online sign up form at:Salvation Army
The address and contact number for the Upper Darby,PA Salvation Army is:
729 Long Lane
Upper Darby, PA 19082
Tel: 1-800-SA-TRUCK

Operation Warm Coat
The Upper Darby School District's winter coat drive was a huge success this year, they collected 768 New winter Coats to give to children. Although they have already concluded this winter coat drive, please remember for next year. The Location, and dates and times of pick-ups are as follows:
Location of Coat pick-up
Upper Darby School District
Christ Lutheran Church
7240 Walnut Street
Upper Darby, PA 19082
Dates and Times of pick-up:
Friday, October 23 ~ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, October 24 ~ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Contact information for those who want to donate coats or time is as follows:
Hillcrest's social worker, Beth O'Rourke at 610-853-4520.

The United Way
The United Way brings help to families in need. Although I couldn't find an Upper Darby,PA address for them, I felt it important to include them. Not only will they help with clothing, but they will bring a family Thanksgiving Dinner. The United Way has very successful thanksgiving drives, and also help people all year round.
Volunteer Center Phone: 215-665-2474

To Donate
For volunteering
All of the above are very helpful with their clothing drives, winter coat drives, and Thanksgiving drives. In Upper Darby, PA, if you go to the school and ask for help they will lead you in the right direction. If you want to volunteer, contacting the above places, or the school district, they will be happy to guide you.

Veterans Day Deal - Please Remember to Honor our Veterans

2013 Veterans Day Discounts, Sales, Deals and Free Meals

2013 Veterans Day free meals, discounts, deals and sales. As Veterans Day approaches we will continually update this list as restaurant’s and companies announce their Veteran’s Day specials. Typically most announce a week or days below.
Here are the 2012 restaurants and companies that offered Veteran’s Day discounts, deals and free meals as a thank you to our veteran’s service to our country. Most of these companies provide a similar offer every year.
Veteran’s Day is officially Monday, November 11, 2013 and since it falls on a Monday this year it is the observation day as well.

2013 Restaurants with Veterans Day Free Meals

Applebees Free Meal
On Monday, November 11th, veterans and active duty military can choose from a free signature Thank You Meal menu that includes some of Applebee’s favorite items, including a 7 oz. House Sirloin, Bacon Cheddar Cheeseburger, Three-Cheese Chicken & Sundried Tomato Penne, Fiesta Lime Chicken, Double Crunch Shrimp, Chicken Tenders Platter or Oriental Chicken Salad. Must present valid Veteran’s form of identification or be in uniform.

Golden Corral Free Meal
Monday November 11th from 4 PM to 9 PM get a free Veterans Day buffet and beverage to any veteran who has served in the United States military or is a current active duty service member. All Golden Corral locations will be participating. No identification is required to get your free Veterans day meal.
Max & Erma’s Free Cheeseburger Combo Meal with Dessert
On Veterans Day, Monday Nov. 11, participating Max & Erma’s locations are celebrating veterans and active military personnel with a Cheeseburger, choice of soup or salad and a chocolate chip cookie.
Menchie’s Free Frozen Yogurt
On Veterans Day, Monday, November 11th, 2013 Veterans and active duty personnel get a a free 6 oz. frozen yogurt. Show a valid ID or be in uniform to receive.
Paciugo Gelato Caffe
Paciugo will thank our nation’s veterans and troops on Veterans Day with a free 12 oz Gelatte on Monday, November 11, 2013. Military guests will need to provide proof of military service.
Shoney’s Offers Free All-American Burger
Shoney’s says ‘Thank You’ to America’s heroes by bffering Shoney’s All-American Burger to All Veterans and Active Duty Military Members on Monday, November 11th.
Travel Centers of America Free Meal
On Veterans Day, November 11, all CDL drivers who are Military Veterans eat FREE at participating full-service restaurants with proof of service. Must present valid ID.
Tucanos Brazilian Grill
All active duty, reserve and retired military and veterans receive a complimentary Churrasco meal on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. Also, get 10-percent off the entire bill for veterans and troops who dine with their families, from Friday, Nov. 8 through Veteran’s Day, Monday, November 11

2012 Restaurants – Most are Expected to be Offered in 2013

Arby’s Free Roast Beef Sandwich
Arby’s largest franchisee is offering a free roast beef sandwich at their 280 Arby’s restaurants. This offer is valid only at all participating Arby’s locations in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois and Colorado (Colorado Springs and Pueblo).
Baker’s Square Free Slice of Pie
Get free slice of pie to veterans and active military.
Bar Louie Free Lunch or Dinner
Bar Louie is saluting veterans and active-duty this year with a free lunch or dinner, up to an $11 value.
BJ’s Restaurant Free Lunch or Pizza
All veterans and active duty military get a complimentary lunch entree or a one topping mini or individual pizza. Simply present proof of service.
California Pizza Kitchen
California Pizza Kitchen is honoring Veterans and Military personnel by inviting them in to dine for free. Enjoy an pizza and a non-alcoholic beverage for free. Dine-in only. Please come in uniform or bring your military ID or other proof of service.
Carrows Free Slice of Pie
Get a free slice of pie with any purchase. Present military ID.
Champps Free Cheeseburger and Fries
Veterans and active-duty can get a free cheeseburger and fries all day.
Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse Eat Free
Veterans and active-duty military eat free with a coupon. Valid ID required or in uniform or photo in uniform.
Cheeseburger In Paradise Free Meal
Veterans are saluted with a free meal.
Chevys Fresh Mex
We’ll quote their Facebook status “Many of our Chevys locations are offering 20% off today (and every day) to veterans and active military with military ID. Check your nearest Chevys for what’s happening there today.”
Chili’s Free Meal
Veterans and active-duty military get a choice of 7 free meals. Must show proof of military service.
Claim Jumper 15% Off
Official Facebook posting, “Today and tomorrow we are giving all veterans and active military members and their family or friends 15% off all food purchases. Offer is valid on up to 4 people. To receive this offer please show your military ID or DD form 214.”
Coco’s Free Slice of Pie
Get a free slice of pie with any purchase. Present military ID.
Denny’s All You Can Eat Pancakes
Get all you can eat pancakes for all active duty military and veterans with a valid ID.
Einstein Bagels Free Bagel
Receive a classic or signature bagel.
Famous Dave’s Free or Discounted Meal
Famous Dave’s is providing a variety of free meals and discounts at participating locations to former and current military personnel. Offers vary by location.
Great American Cookies Free Cookie
All those who served get a free cookie with valid military id.
Green Turtle Free Meal
All of the casual dining restaurant/sports bar chains’ locations across Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and Washington, D.C., will free offer meal items. This is offer is for current and former service members.
Friendly’s Free Breakfast and Coffee
Get a free Big Two Do Breakfast and coffee.
Hooters 10 Free Boneless Wings
Receive 10 free boneless wings with the purchase of a drink for all veterans and active duty military. Military ID or proof of service required.
Hy-Vee Free Breakfast
Hy-Vee is providing free breakfast during regular breakfast hours.
Krispy Kreme Free Donut & Coffee
Offering a free donut to all those served or currently are serving. Proof of military service required or those in uniform.
Little Caesars Free Crazy Bread
Receive free Crazy Bread with valid ID.
Longhorn Steakhouse Free App & Drink
Get a free appetizer and drink.
McCormick and Schmick’s Free Entree
Enjoy a complimentary entree. All veterans must show official verification. Veterans Day entrees must be enjoyed at the restaurant. No to-go orders permitted.
Mimi’s Cafe Free Meal with a Purchase
Free lunch or dinner entree with the purchase of a meal plus two beverages. Must bring coupon.
O’Charley’s 20% Off Your Order
On Veterans Day vets and active duty receive 20% off your order. Bring coupon.
Olive Garden Free Meal
All veterans and military active duty will receive a choice of 1 of 5 entrees plus unlimited soup, salad and breadsticks.
On The Border Free Entree
15% of purchases will be donated to Carry The Load plus veterans and active-duty will receive a free entrée certificate, valid up to $10 and good through 11/30/2012.
Outback Steakhouse Free Bloomin’ Onion® and Coca-Cola®
Military personnel and veterans get FREE Bloomin’ Onion® and Coca-Cola®. Must have valid identification. Also, receive 10% off the entire guest check (excluding alcohol, taxes and gratuity).
Red Lobster
Free appetizer to all veterans and active-duty personnel.
Sizzler Free Lunch
Veterans and active duty military will receive a free lunch from a select menu. Valid ID required or in uniform or photo in uniform.
Soup Plantation Free Meal with Purchase
Past and present military can receive a free meal with the purchase of another regular priced meal. Just show proof of military service or be in uniform.
Spaghetti Warehouse Buy 1 Get 1 Free Meal
Buy 1 meal and get 1 Original Recipe Spaghetti Entrée for your veteran.
Sweet Tomatoes Free Meal Free Meal with Purchase
Past and present military can receive a free meal with the purchase of another regular priced meal. Just show proof of military service or be in uniform.
Texas Corral Free Entree
A free entrée on Veterans Day to vets and active duty. Unofficially we believe it’s Sunday but their website just says Veterans Day. Call ahead to confirm.
Texas Roadhouse Free Lunch
Select from a special veterans lunch menu.
Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop Free Donut
Veterans active duty-duty military will receive a free donut. No purchase required. Valid ID required or show up in uniform.
TGI Fridays Free Lunch
Get a free Veterans Day lunch.
Tony Roma’s Free Entree
Those who have served and are currently serving get a free entrée.
Twin Peaks Free Meal
Twins Peaks provides vague information and it doesn’t look like it includes Veterans. Here are their event details. “For Serving Us, We’re Serving You! Service men and women eat free on Veteran’s Day.”
Uno’s free entrée or pizza with a purchase
Get a free entrée or individual pizza with an entrée or pizza purchase or equal or greater value and with a military or veterans ID.
Village Inn Free Pie or Pancakes
Veterans Day get a free slice of pie or a free stack of buttermilk pancakes to veterans and active military.
Companies that haven’t announced Veteran’s day specials but have in the past include 7-11, Sports Authority, Subway Restaurants. We’ll keep you posted!
Tips Before Heading Out
  • Review the official site information and rules before heading out. Many websites are listing previous years promotions that are no longer valid. We link to the official information.
  • Be sure to bring proof of military service, uniform photo or be in uniform. Proof of military service varies by company. See the list of states now offering a Veterans designation on a driver’s license.
  • Pay attention to the dates on the Veterans Day offer as some offers are for Sunday November 10th or extended over several days.
  • Many of the restaurant free meals are for dine in only.
  • Many of these promotions include small print that says participating locations only. Unfortunately individual franchisees may choose not to participate. Fortunately, some franchisee’s participate even if the corporate company does not.
  • Call ahead if you’re unsure about anything.
  • Thank you for your service!
For a complete list of military discounts year round check out our Military Discounts page.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Anti-Bullying Resources Fairs

Anti-Bullying Resource Fair October 27!
Posted: 17 Oct 2013 12:00 PM PDT
The Delaware County Anti-Bullying Coalition would like to invite you to participate in the first of six Anti-Bullying Resources Fairs.

The Anti-Bullying Resources Fair will take place on Sunday, October 27th from 1 till 6 pm at Congregation Beth Israel in Media. At this event, the moving documentary "Bully" will be shown. The coalition would like to have providers set up information tables to offer services to attendees.

If you are able to attend or can support the event through other means, please fill out a form and return it to Melissa A. Maier.

Job Postings at Pathways

PathWays PA Job Openings
Posted: 17 Oct 2013 12:57 PM PDT
We have the following positions open: Veterans Navigator, Program Manager, Financial Educator, Part-Time Adult Teacher, Part-Time Adult Basic Computer Teacher, Part-Time Math Teacher, and Childcare Educator. We also have one AmeriCorps VISTA position open and volunteer positions at our front desk.

Veterans Navigator (Delaware County, PA)

PathWays PA is seeking two full time Veterans Navigators for a new regional Veterans services initiative based in Delaware County, PA. The Navigators will help connect local Veterans with state, federal, and community resources necessary for securing employment and building financial stability. The Navigator will serve as a primary point of contact to help Veterans prepare for employment, access supportive services, and navigate education systems. This position will include workshop facilitation, individual career coaching, case management, service referrals, business development, and community outreach. The ideal candidate will have a record of success as a Veterans case manager, social worker, program/project manager, etc. He or she must be a “team-player” with a passion for direct service and experience with workforce development. The Navigator must be an excellent communicator with strong problem solving skills, time management skills, and a working knowledge of Veterans issues. Veterans preferred. Bachelors Degree required. Please email or fax resumes to LD/VA/EVE at 610-328-2807 EOE

Program Manager (Media, PA)

PathWays PA is seeking a Program Manager for our Delaware County residential program for women and children. The candidate shall be a mature individual who understands the clinical and concrete day to day issues that disadvantaged families struggle with and shall possess the knowledge to generate and promote programming designed to address those issues. They shall possess the ability to promote team cohesiveness and foster a non-punitive, strength based environment. The Program Manager will be responsible for the overall operations of the daily programming including the educational, recreational, therapeutic, and life skills services as well as the overall operation of the Learning Center. This position will also encompass: supervising and monitoring the overall food preparation, purchase and storage, and compliance with all USDA standards and regulations; supervising maintenance team to assure timely and appropriate building and grounds maintenance and the ordering and distribution of supplies; monitor staffing and assure that adequate coverage is in place for all required shifts.
Master's Degree in Social Work or related Master's Degree and minimum two years of program management and supervision experience. Send cover letter and resume via email or fax to 610-328-2807 attn: JL/CFF. EOE

Financial Educator - Food Stamps (Delaware, Montgomery, Chester and Bucks County)

PathWays PA is in need of a Full-Time Financial Educator for Food Stamps. This position will serve Delaware County, Montgomery County, Chester County, and Bucks County. Must have experience in financial education and advocacy services for individuals and families; familiarity with the systems and benefits available to aid low-income individuals and families. Primary responsibility for connecting individuals and families with food stamps (SNAP). Conduct outreach and educational programs designed to promote food stamps. Connect with other organizations and centers serving low-income individuals to create opportunities for access to food stamps. Must have independent reliable transportation. Bachelor's degree required. Please email or fax resumes to: 610-328-2807, LD/LK. EOE

Part-Time Adult Teacher (Delaware County)

PathWays PA is recruiting for a teacher for adult education (ABE/GED). Classes will be held in the evenings in Delaware County. Pay is competitive. INSTRUCTOR SHOULD HAVE EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH ADULTS AND WITH TEACHING ABE/GED. A Bachelor's degree is a minimum requirement. Please email or fax resumes to: LD/LK/Evening at 610-328-2807. EOE

Part-Time Adult Basic Computer Teacher (Delaware County)

PathWays PA is seeking a part time/contract instructor to teach Basic Computer Skills to adults. The job will require strong communications and interpersonal skills, a strong understanding of Microsoft Office and computer maintenance; and curriculum development/teaching experience. Classes will be held in Delaware County: 40 hour (5 hours/week -- 8weeks). The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree and teaching experience. Experience with healthcare electronic records a plus, but not required. Pay is competitive. Please e-mail or fax resumes to: 610-328-2807 attention: LD/EVE

Part-Time Math Teacher (Philadelphia)

PathWays PA is in need of a Math teacher to teach adult basic math. Classes will be held late afternoons and/or evenings and weekends in Philadelphia The classes will run for 6-8 weeks with 1, 2 or 3 classes per week. 5-7 hours per week and 1 hour of paid prep per week. Pay is competitive. Instructor must have experience teaching adults. A Bachelor's degree is a minimum requirement. Please email or fax resumes to: LD/EVE at 610-328-2807.

Childcare Educator (Delaware County)

Child Learning Center at Delco Group home. Must have knowledge of early childhood development and ability to nurture and promote positive growth in pre-school age children. AA in Early Childhood Education preferred. Salary $12/hour, plus benefits. Looking to fill 11:00am to 7:00pm role. Please email or fax resume to: 610-328-2807, attention: LD/CFF, subject line: Childcare Educator. EOE

AMERICORP VISTA (Delaware County)

Volunteer Manager (1 position available)
The Volunteer Manager will be responsible for fulfilling recruitment needs within PathWays PA's Self-Sufficiency Department. These needs include volunteers to train for the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program, volunteers who can provide food stamps and other public benefits outreach, and volunteers for other programs as needed. The manager will also make volunteer recruitment sustainable by creating volunteer database and training staff and/or volunteers to manage and retain volunteers in the future. Prior experience managing volunteers preferred. Interested candidates should apply through the Americorps website at

Bachelor's Degree preferred
Basic Computer Skills (Intermediate or Advanced a plus)
Strong Interpersonal Skills
Strong Work Ethic
Good Communication Skills -- Oral & Written
Good Organizational Skills
Experience working with diverse populations
Interest in Non-profit and/or Financial Education

AmeriCorps* VISTA Benefits:
Monthly Stipend -- Approximately $470/two weeks
Health Benefits
Child Care Assistance (for those who qualify)
Relocation Assistance (for those who qualify)
End of year Stipend ($1,200) or Educational Award ($4,725)
Life Insurance Option
Transportation Reimbursement (provided by PathWays PA)

Front Desk Receptionist (Volunteer Positions) - Holmes, PA

PathWays PA, a non-profit social service agency, is seeking volunteers to help us cover our front desk in Holmes, PA (Delaware County). Our agency helps low income women and children achieve self sufficiency through a variety of programs and educational classes. Public transportation is easily accessible. Answer phones, greet those that come in, help with copies and other light office work. Hours needing coverage are Monday - Friday - varying hours. Great office experience for someone out of school, between jobs, or perhaps retired and would like to help out in some way. Background checks are required for all volunteers.
Please email or fax your resume to: 610-328-2807, attention: JL/TD, subject line: Front Desk Receptionist

Please remember that all resumes should indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line. Thank you!
PathWays PA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Youth (12-18 years) Can Join "Get Healthy Philly Youth Council

Get Healthy Philly is an initiative that aims to reduce chronic disease by encouraging healthy eating, active lifestyles, and smoke-free living. To further this initiative, we are looking for motivated young adults to serve on the Get Healthy Philly Youth Council! Spaces are limited. We will be reviewing applications on a first submitted, first reviewed basis.

Please share this opportunity with youth in your family, neighborhoods, and community organizations. If you have any questions, please contact Rodney Robbins, Youth Wellness Coordinator, at We look forward to working with our youth to make a difference in their city by promoting healthy lifestyles!

Who can be a Get Healthy Youth Council member? Ø Youth and young adults, aged 12-18.
Ø Have leadership qualities and experiences.
Ø Be alcohol, drug and tobacco-free.
Ø Be devoted to living healthy, active lives.
Ø Have active email and social media accounts (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc.).

What are the benefits to membership?
Ø Leadership opportunities—Work with leaders in Philadelphia and throughout the state to encourage healthy change.
Ø Real world experience—Learn about effective public speaking, writing, and research by participating in discussions with community organizations and youth groups.
Ø Social media skills—Learn techniques to use social media communication to further the Youth Council’s objectives and goals.
Ø Fun and adventure—Work on exciting projects and attend free events and conferences with other teens.

How do youth apply?
Ø Submit a resume and a one-page essay on why you want to be part of the Youth Council
Ø Applications are due by October 29, 2013.
Ø If selected, you will be contacted by Get Healthy Philly staff directly.
Ø More information is available at:

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Successful Parent-Teen Communication

Recruiting for African American Parent-Teen Research Study
MEE Productions is recruiting African American Parents and their Teen sons (13 to 18 years old) to participate in a Parent-Teen Research Study during the last weekend of October. We expect to enroll 20 more parent-teen pairs in October.
The initial session will include the following four steps: 1) completing a questionnaire at the beginning; 2) watching a DVD while following along in a workbook; 3) completing the workbook exercises and questions with your teen; and 4) completing a questionnaire at the end.
After 3-months, we will ask Parents and Teens to return to respond to a final set of questions.
All study participants (both parents and teens) will receive $75 for the initial session and an additional $50 for coming back after 3-months to complete the final set of requirements. Refreshments will be provided.
If you or someone you know is interested in participating, please contact Glennis Saunders at 215-796-9141 or email at to find out more and get on the schedule to participate.
Thank you.
The Research Study Details
The purpose of this study is to compare a Parent/Teen workbook and DVD about improving parenting and reduce teen risk to another workbook and DVD series about health.
Who Can Participate?
African American Parents and their Teen (13 to 18 year old). The parent can be a caregiver who is raising the teen including grandparent, aunt, uncle, guardian, etc.
Weekends and Weekday afternoons and evenings in October.
The total allotted time is 5 hours. Research can be done in blocks of 2 to 3 hours or all at once.
$75 for Part 1 of Research (DVD/Workbook)
$50 for completing short survey after 3-months
MEE Productions Inc.
5070 Parkside Ave, Suite #3500D
Philadelphia, PA 19131
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Building Families Speaker Series

Join Us November 13th For The Second
Child Guidance Resource Centers'
Building Families Speaker Series
In Collaboration with Minding Your Mind
How to Access Mental Health Services:
What You Need to Know
The mental health world can be confusing.
Once a child/teenager needs help, there can be an overwhelming amount of steps to get care. And how do you know what treatment is appropriate? What is Medical Assistance and how does it work? What do you need to know about accessing services? What does an "intake" initial appointment involve? You may know about outpatient therapy, but what are family based services, wrap-around services, and how do you know when a child/teen needs day-hospitalization or inpatient treatment? How can you make sure you're getting the most beneficial model of care for a child/teenager?
We will help you understand:
* An overview of navigating the Medical Assistance system.
* The different types of therapy available for children and teenagers.
* What to know and expect from initial mental health assessments
* Age-appropriate therapy options for children/teenagers struggling with depression, anxiety, OCD, family issues, school, and a variety of behavioral and emotional challenges
* How to advocate for yourself to get the most appropriate & effective care
* And more!
Join us for a 1 hour free program.
Dr. Catherine Gardner, Psy D., JD is a Clinical Psychologist with more than 15 years experience in the area of behavioral health. Dr. Gardner has provided assessment & treatment services for Child Guidance. She has provided forensic psychosexual evaluations for JJPI and dependency and delinquency evaluations in the Philadelphia Courts. Dr. Gardner has a strong commitment to supporting families with accessing appropriate and effective treatment for their children.
Sheila Gillin, LCSW, is a Clinical Social Worker with a specialization in child and adolescent therapy. She is the Program Director for a Girls Leadership Program currently being offered in six are middle schools. The curriculum of this grant funded program focuses on the developmental issues of 7th and 8thgrade girls including peer pressure, self-esteem, body image and bullying. Sheila had facilitated various teacher in service workshops and is the Senior Assistant Director of Admissions for Graduate and Undergraduate degrees at Bryn Mawr College.
Joyce Samango, B.S, has been working at Child Guidance for 13 years. She has helped hundreds of families work through the Medical Assistance process to receive
coverage for their behavioral health needs. She is Child Guidance's resident MA expert. She currently works as a
Case Manager in the Multi-Systemic Therapy and Specialized Service programs at Child Guidance.
Let us answer your questions and help you learn more to support the children in your life!
We hope to see you there. Please invite your colleagues, friends and family!
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November 13th
Child Guidance Resource Centers
2000 Old West Chester Pike Havertown, PA 19083
An informative 1-hour speaker event you won't want to miss!
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