The Central Bucks School District is proud to collaborate with our community partners in hosting a parent speaker series.The goal of Parent Positive is to create a venue for community conversations around relevant parenting issues. Parent positive is a collaboration between the CB Cares Educational Foundation, Doylestown Health, and the Central Bucks School District. All sessions are free to the community and held in the Lenape Middle School Auditorium (unless otherwise noted).
2019-2020 Parent Positive Events
Drug and Alcohol Awareness/Parent Positive Event
When: February 24 | CB South High School | 5 PM - 8 PM (Snow Date March 2)
Hosted by Central Bucks School District in cooperation with The CB Cares Educational Foundation, Doylestown Hospital, and The Bucks County Drug and Alcohol Commission. This important event will feature the Behind Closed Doors exhibit and a showcase of local health, drug and alcohol, and human services organizations.
4:30-7:30 PM - Behind Closed Doors: "Mock teen bedroom" display courtesy of Bensalem Township Police Department.
6:30-7 PM - Parent Positive Presentation: "Vaping and Other Drugs" by Doylestown Hospital Director of Pharmacy Dr. Christine Roussel.
7 PM - Keynote Remarks by Matt Weintraub, Bucks County District Attorney.
7:15-8:15 PM - Moderated Panel Discussion (CONTRIBUTE YOUR QUESTIONS HERE!) The panel discussion will be moderated by Central Bucks Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education, Dr. Abram Lucabaugh.
Meet our Panelists
Matt Weintraub | District Attorney, Bucks County
Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub is an Upper Southampton native with over a quarter-century of prosecutorial experience. As DA, he and his staff of about 100 have spearheaded and endorsed many ongoing countywide public safety community measures, which include: drug diversion and treatment initiatives, Crimewatch, Ben’s Campaign: a free gunlock distribution initiative, the DUI taskforce and the Drug Strike Force, and the local DNA database. He is passionate about educating the public on justice and public safety in schools and in communities all across Bucks County.
Dr. Christine Roussel | Director of Pharmacy, Doylestown Hospital
Dr. Brenda Foley | Assistant Medical Director, Doylestown Hospital Emergency Medical Department
Dr. Brenda Foley is board certified in Emergency Medicine and is the Assistant Medical Director of the Doylestown Hospital Emergency Department. She also serves as President-Elect of the Doylestown Hospital Medical Staff. Dr. Foley joined the hospital in 2008.
Dr. Foley earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania and completed her residency training at Thomas Jefferson Medical School. For the last few years, Dr. Foley has been a board member of the Bucks County Drug and Alcohol Commission, and was recently voted treasurer of that board.
Dr. Foley initiated the Narcotic Responsible Hospital program at Doylestown Health, and since then has initiated a program of offering MAT (Medication Assisted Treatment) for eligible Emergency Department patients. She continues to focus on non-narcotic pain management for patient care. Dr. Foley also works closely with the initiation of the warm handoff program in the Emergency Department through BCARES.
Diane Rosati | Executive Director, Bucks County Drug and Alcohol Commission
Diane Rosati is Executive Director of Bucks County Drug and Alcohol Commission, Inc. (BCDAC) the lead drug and alcohol agency in Bucks County. BCDAC, Inc. is the Single County Authority for drug and alcohol services. The mission of the Bucks County Drug & Alcohol Commission, Inc. is to promote healthy individuals, families and communities, eliminate the misuse, abuse and/or addiction to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs and support those in recovery from addiction.
As the state and locally designated Single County Authority for alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, BCDAC, Inc. ensures the provision of a comprehensive and balanced continuum of quality prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery services for Bucks County. Diane has a BA in Psychology and a MA in Counseling Psychology, and has over 35 years of experience in the field of substance use disorder programming, focused in prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery supports.
Roberta Edgar | Co-Founder, Bucks County Grandfamilies Support Group
Roberta Edgar and Beth Jester are the co-founders of BC Grandfamilies Support Group, a support group for those grandparents raising their grandchildren. The group has been meeting for a year now, and have over 25 grandfamilies associated with the support group. We provide understanding; shared experiences; many resources; as well as we bring in pertinent speakers which address the role we find ourselves in with raising children in this stage of our lives.
Roberta, a graduate of Moravian College, is employed by an international software development company. She recently was married to Jesse Whitenight, and they have a blended family of 6 adult children and three grandchildren. Roberta is involved in her church, enjoys pickleball and has been in the same book club for nearly 20 years. She has been raising her grandchild for three years now, and is back on the circuit of dance school classes, gymnastics and children’s birthday parties.
Childcare will be available from 6-8:30 p.m. The YMCA along with CBSD National Honor Students will be hosting activities in the CB South gym. You must register for childcare, check in will be open from 6 until 6:30 p.m. Click here to register.
Screenagers: The Next Chapter Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience
When: April 23 | Lenape Middle School | 7 PM – 9 PM
Filmmaker and physician Delaney Ruston uses a personal lens and professional eye to help us all flip the script on stress, anxiety, and depression. We follow Delaney as she finds herself at a loss on how to help her own teens as they struggle with their emotional wellbeing. Ruston sets out to understand these challenges in our current screen-filled society, and how we as parents and schools empower teens to overcome mental health challenges and build emotional agility, communication savvy, and stress resilience.
November 21, 2019
Dr. Michael Bradley
Loving Your Kid Without Losing Your Mind
September 26, 2019
Dr. Michael C. Reichert, Ph.D.
The Power of Relationships
Past Events:October 6, 2016
Creating a Culture of KindnessMs. Christa TinariNovember 1, 2016Documentary: Screenagers: Growing Up in a Digital AgeFebruary 1, 2017Dr. Jay Stone, Doylestown HealthUnderstanding Childhood Brain Development and Unlocking PotentialMarch 11, 2017Building a Community of Kindness - Discovering our Common GroundMore Information
CBFYMCAApril 5, 2017
Fostering Family Closeness and RespectDr. Robert Brooks, Harvard FacultyOctober 19, 2017Less Worry, More Joy: Applying the Research of Positive Psychology to ParentingDr. Katherine DahlsgaardNovember 6, 2017Digital SafetyJosh OchsFebruary 1, 2018Reducing Anxiety, Building Resilence in KidsDr. Sue KressleyMarch 9. 2018Choose Joy CelebrationApril 19, 2018Changing the Way We Think About Distracted Driving to Save LivesJoel FeldmanNovember 8, 2018
Strengthening the Family When Faced with AdversityFebruary 7, 2019
Dr. Christina Carson-Sacco
Healthy Transitions from Elementary to Middle to High School