Pennsylvania Association of Student Assistance Professionals (PASAP)
Eastern Regional Workshop
October 30, 2019
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Caron’s Wertz Training Center
65 Werner Street
Wernersville, PA 19565
Morning Session: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
8:30 - 9:00 AM - Registration and Check in
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM - Welcome
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM - Vaping Update: What’s New and Concerning? with Nicole Rex (1hr)
Workshop Description: Vaping has become a major topic of conversation in schools and has inundated our SAP teams with referrals. This presentation will give you the latest information on vaping. We will discuss why this is a concern and what we can do about it.
10:15 Break and Stretch
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM - "Marijuana Update: Dissecting the Plant" with Tina George (1hr)
Workshop Description: In this session we will break down the cannibals plant and explain the difference between THC and CBD. We will look at current trends in this industry and discuss accurate information that we can share with our youth to assist our SAP Teams and schools in their prevention efforts.
11:30 - 12:15 AM - LUNCH Provided
Afternoon Session: 12:15 PM - 3:30 PM
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM - Opioid Update: Is it still an epidemic? with Dean Drosnes (1hr)
Workshop Description: This presentation will give us updates on the opioid crisis from a regional and national perspective. We will look at current statistics and what is working to address the problem. We will discuss what students need to know to keep themselves safe.
1:15 Break and Stretch
1:30 PM - 3:15 PM - Drug Task Force: A Man and His Dog with Anthony Lombardo (1hr 45 min)3:15 PM - 3:30 PM - Learning Activities and Closing Remarks (15 mins)
Workshop Description: The session it will assist school staff in recognizing substances that may be present in their schools and/or being used by students. Reducing the prevalence can contribute to increasing student success.
Workshop Description: Participants will participate in an ending activity that they can take back to their schools and add to their toolbox of opening and closing activities. This particular activity can be utilized with many topic areas and is a fun way to get kids to open up and share.
PASAP Member Rate: $25.00
Non-Member Rate: $75.00
To become a member of PASAP and receive the membership registration rate click here www.pasap.org/join. Membership must be paid prior to registering for the workshop.
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Continuing Education Credits
PASAP is an Act 48 Approved Provider. Participants can earn up to 5 hours of Act 48 credit (full workshop attendance). (Morning Session Only: 2 hours, Afternoon Session Only: 3 hours) Participants must provide their Professional Personnel ID (PPID) number when registering and must be present at each session in its entirety to receive credit. Additionally, 5 hours of social work credits will be offered through the University of Pittsburgh. A $10 fee for the social work credits will be added at the time of pre-registration.
Special thanks to Caron Treatment Center for hosting the workshop and to Caron SAP for their continued support of PASAP.
Dr. Dean Drosnes is the Medical Director of the Pennsylvania campus of Caron Treatment Centers. He holds board certification in Addiction Medicine through the American Board of Preventive Medicine as well as Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery and. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and serves on the ASAM Physicians-In-Training Committee. He is a member of the American College of Academic Addiction Medicine, the Pennsylvania Society of Addiction Medicine, and the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He holds an appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Penn State University College of Medicine.
Dr. Drosnes completed his Fellowship in Addiction Medicine at the University of Maryland. He received his undergraduate degree at the University of Pittsburgh and his medical education from Temple University. He completed his post-graduate training in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck surgery at Thomas Jefferson University.
Dr. Drosnes’ clinical practice focuses on the treatment of co-existing substance use and chronic pain disorders. He emphasizes the integrated use of pain treatment modalities that are compatible with lifelong recovery from addiction.
Tina George, MSW is part of the Student Assistance Department at Caron Treatment Centers since 2006. She provides Student Assistance Program Training across the east coast and is an approved Lead Trainer for the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Tina is also responsible for providing Student Assistance Services in Berks and Lancaster County schools. Tina spent some time doing clinical work in Caron’s Adolescent Treatment Center. Prior to Caron, Tina worked in child welfare for thirteen years and spent some time doing school social work in Berks County, PA.
Anthony Lombardo, an active, longtime member of the Lancaster County drug task force will talk about what is currently being seen on the streets. This update is helpful for counselors, administrators, and all school staff.
Nicole Rex is a Student Assistance Program Specialist with Caron Treatment Centers specializing in adolescent nicotine trends cessations. Through her work at Caron, Nicole has provided thousands of students with education and prevention services including assemblies, classroom presentations and nicotine cessation support groups. Nicole has spoken to many hundreds of professionals and parents providing much needed education surrounding drug and alcohol trends.
Prior to her work at Caron, Nicole was a School Nurse for eleven years.