Past Programs

Below is a list of programs previously hosted by ARCH. If available, links to handouts and/or additional information are provided with each event.

Below is a list of previous events hosted by ARCH. Most recent events are listed at the top.

As available, links to handouts and/or additional information are provided as available.​ ​
Tech Life of Teens
Impact of Social Media on Emotional Wellness
Dr. Muniya Khanna on Resilience
College Transition Event
College Transition Panel
Anxiety & Depression in Students
Cannabis, Kids and Solutions for Anxiety
Coping with Grief and Loss
Cannabis: It's Complicated
Coping During Covid
Get the Facts on Vaping
Marijuana, Vaping, Opioids & Other Drugs, What You Need to Know
Have You Had the Conversation?
Get the Facts on Vaping
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training for Adults
Technology & Kids: Negotiating Their Tech Dependency
If Only screening and panel discussion
Our Teens' Emotional Health - A community conversation
UNGUARDED: A conversation with Chris Herren about his journey from addiction to recovery
The Big Transition: Information for Parents of 5th Graders
Resiliency Curriculum
Raising Kids To Thrive with Dr. Ken Ginsburg
Parenting Strategies for Elementary & Middle School Parents Tricia Ferrera
Prescription Drug & Medicine Abuse Panel: What every parent should know about the LEGAL DRUGS THAT KIDS ABUSE
UNGUARDED: A conversation with Chris Herren about Drug addiction and Recovery
October 1, 2014 – an evening event held at Conestoga HS
  • ARCH was proud to co-sponsor this event with CHS SADD Club & CHS Student Council, TESD, FLITE and Paoli Wildcats
  • Chris Herren, a high school basketball legend from Fall River, MA, realized his lifelong dream of playing for the Boston Celtics, only to lose it all to alcohol and drug addiction. Sober since 2008, Chris shares his harrowing story of abuse and recovery.
Parenting Teens with a Positive Twist
September 24, 2014 – a morning event held at T/ESD
  • Speaker: Karen Moon, LCSW, is a psychotherapist in Wayne.
  • Karen's talk focused on how parents can positively impact this critical developmental period in our children's lives by identifying and re-focusing on our kids' strengths and resilience. She emphasized the importance of parents understanding, being present, listening, and making the choice to focus on the positive aspects of a teen’s choices and experiences.
Screening of The Anonymous People
April 9, 2014 – a daytime event held at T/E Administrative Offices
  • THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE is a feature documentary film (88 minutes) about the 23.5 million Americans living in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs.
In Their Words
May 1, 2014 – an evening event held at T/E Administrative Offices
  • The panel will consisted of young adults from our community who are in recovery as well as parents from our community who have a child in recovery.
  • They shared their experiences with addiction.
  • This event intended to raise awareness of how teen alcohol & drug use can lead to addiction.
Why it’s STILL not ok for your teen to get high
February 19, 2014 – a morning event held at T/E Administrative Offices
  • In light of recent legislation legalizing marijuana in some states, the increased use of marijuana for medical purposes, as well as public use by pop figures… the group discussed how our adolescents might be getting the wrong message about the danger of smoking marijuana.
Understanding & Managing the Challenges of Raising Adolescents
November 13, 2013 – an evening event held at VF Middle School
  • Speaker: Kenneth Ginsburg, M.D., M.S.Ed, is a pediatrician specializing in Adolescent Medicine at CHOP and a Professor of Pediatrics at Penn Medicine. He’s passionate about building on the strength of teenagers by fostering their internal resilience.
  • Dr. Ginsburg offered practical approaches that parents, professionals and communities can use to prepare children and teens to thrive.
Understanding & Managing the Challenges of Raising Adolescents
November 13, 2013 – an evening event held at VF Middle School
  • Speaker: Kenneth Ginsburg, M.D., M.S.Ed, is a pediatrician specializing in Adolescent Medicine at CHOP and a Professor of Pediatrics at Penn Medicine. He’s passionate about
Our Teens’ Social Lives
September 18, 2013 – a morning event held at T/E Administrative Offices
  • A group discussion on our teens’ social lives, from middle school through high school, and how we can best tip the odds in favor of good decisions and outcomes.
Book Talk Letting Go with Love and Confidence
October 17, 2012 – a morning event held at T/E Administrative Offices
The Effects of Alcohol and other Drugs on the Adolescent Brain
April 12, 2012 – an evening event held at VF Middle School
  • Speaker: Ken Thompson, M.D., FASAM; Medical Director, Caron Treatment Centers
  • Adolescence can be a time of experimentation with drugs and alcohol. Unfortunately, it is also a time that the brain is still developing.
  • Early drug and alcohol use raises the chance of persisting neurological changes and has a fourfold or greater risk of addiction developing as compared to an adult brain.
  • Dr. Thompson shared the current neuroscience of substance use and addiction and its relevance to the adolescent drug and alcohol user.
  • Chilling evidence supports the need for early intervention and not just accepting drug and alcohol use as a phase that kids go through.
Race to Nowhere Screening
November 17 2011 – a morning event held at T/E Administrative Offices
  • RACE TO NOWHERE is a close-up look at the pressures on today's students, offering an intimate view of lives packed with activities, leaving little room for down-time or family time.
  • The movie (80 minutes) was be followed by a discussion led by a moderator.
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