POTTSTOWN PA – COVID’s impact on Montgomery and Chester counties will be explored by a nine-member panel of experts during the May 24 (2023; Wednesday) meeting of the Pottstown Trauma Informed Community Connection (PTICC), from 9 a.m. to noon at Brookside Country Club, 850 N. Adams St. Advance registration is required, and is now being accepted online.
The event represents a return to in-person meetings for PTICC. It also serves as an introduction of a new report from Children First PA, titled “Covid’s Impact on Children in Montgomery and Chester Counties: The Case for An Ambitious Rebound.” Children First PA is a Philadelphia-based non-profit children’s advocacy organization.
Scheduled panelists include:
- 26th District state Rep. Paul Friel;
- Dr. Regina Speaker, Executive Director, Montgomery County Intermediate Unit;
- Dr. Siobhan Leavy, Director of Student Services, Chester County IU;
- Dr. LaTanya White-Springfield, Director of Student Services, Pottstown School District;
- Dr. David Finnerty, Superintendent, Pottsgrove School District;
- Brad Bentman, Director of Pupil Services, Owen J. Roberts School District;
- Dr. Stevie Grassetti, Assistant Professor of Psychology, West Chester University;
- Stacey Woodland, Chief Executive Officer, YWCA Tri-County Area; and
- Nelly Jimenez-Arevalo, Executive Director, ACLAMO.
The event will open with a panel discussion from 9-10:30 a.m., followed by questions and answers from 10:30-11 a.m., breakout sessions from 11-11:45 a.m., and closing remarks from 11:45 a.m. to noon. Donna Cooper, executive director of Children First PA, will serve as presenter and moderator.
Doors for the event will open at 8:30 a.m. The venue is wheelchair-accessible. A free continental breakfast will be offered. For more information, contact Kristie Piacine, PTICC Coordinator, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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