Educational Conference

Family Service Association of NEPA
Educational Conference

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Keeping Families Resilient and Healthy

Genetti Hotel & Conference Center, Wilkes-Barre, PA
Friday, November 15, 2013 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“LGBTQA United Together: Individuals, Families, Communities”
Presented in partnership with NEPA Rainbow Alliance, Inc.

General Registration: $15  | Student Registration: $10

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM Resource Tables Set-up (Grand, Imperial, & Ambassador)

8:00 AM – 8:45 AM Registration for Professionals and Public (Atrium)
Continental Breakfast (Grand, Imperial, & Ambassador)
Resource Tables Open (Grand, Imperial, & Ambassador)

8:45 AM – 10:15 AM Opening Session (Grand, Imperial, & Ambassador)

8:45 AM – 9:00 AM National Family Week Educational Conference Welcome Message - Michael Zimmerman, Chief Executive Officer, FSA of NEPA

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM "The ABC’s of LGBT” – John W. Dawe, CFRE, Executive Director, NEPA Rainbow Alliance

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM “Speed Topics: An Overview of Concurrent Sessions” – FSA of NEPA National Family Week Conference Staff

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM Break – Resource Tables Open

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM Concurrent Sessions (Princess, Wilkes & Barre)

A “Wellness in the LGBT Community” - Kristen Bunce, CRNP, Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner, & Nick Sufrinko, BA, Male & Adolescent Outreach Coordinator, Maternal & Family Health Services

B “My Child is Gay. My Parents Are Gay. It’s Okay” - Sarah Luvender, MSW, LCSW, Senior Licensed Clinician, FSA of NEPA

C “Safe and Supportive Schools” – Helen Davis, PhD, Professor of English, Wilkes University

11:45 AM – 12:00 PM Break – Resource Tables Open

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch and Keynote Address (Grand, Imperial, & Ambassador)
“LGBT Equality in Pennsylvania: An Uphill Battle” – Liz Bradbury, MA, MFA, Executive Director, PA Diversity Network

1:30 PM – 1:45 PM Break – Resource Tables Open

1:45 PM – 3:00 PM Concurrent Sessions (Princess, Wilkes & Barre)

D “Out at Work: Supportive Workplace & HR Law” - Joseph Borland, Esq. Borland & Borland LLP, Wilkes-Barre & Joan Logie, PHR, Human Resources Director, Kane Is Able, Scranton

E “LGBT Victims of Crime”– Patrick Ruston, BA, Outreach/Education Manager, The Victims Resource Center, Wilkes-Barre

F “Out in the Community; Creating Safe Places” – John W. Dawe, CFRE, Executive Director, NEPA Rainbow Alliance

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM Break – Resource Tables Open (Tables Close at 3:30 PM)

3:15 PM – 4:30 PM Concurrent Sessions (Princess, Wilkes & Barre)
G “Psychotherapy with the GLBTQA Population” – Tiffany Griffiths, Psy.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Exeter &Dunmore, PA

H “Legal Issues Facing LGBT Families” – Ruth Borland, Esq., Borland & Borland LLP, Wilkes-Barre

I “Out in Pennsylvania: Advocacy & Equality” – Adanjesús “AJ” Marin and Jessica Rothchild, BS, Board Members, Equality Pennsylvania

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Networking Mixer and Cocktail Reception - coordinated by the NEPA Rainbow Alliance, Inc. at Oyster


LSW-LCSW, LMFT, HRCI, CLE, & Act 48 Continuing Ed. Credits available – 5 ½ hrs.

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