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Northwest Region Workshop (South)

  • Friday, November 15, 2019
  • 8:00 AM - 3:15 PM
  • Midwestern IU4, Grove City, PA


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Board of Directors only
  • Active PASAP Member Rate
  • Non-Member Rate
  • For College students only

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Pennsylvania Association of Student Assistance Professionals (PASAP)

Northwest Region Workshop (South) 

Friday, November 15, 2019
8:00 am – 3:15 pm

Midwestern IU 4
Rooms A and B
453 Maple Street
Grove City, PA 16127

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM : Arrival and Registration

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM: Katie Gassner - The New Look of Nicotine Addiction
Workshop Description: Secrets to influencing Gen Z in decision making regarding vaping. Increase your knowledge about emerging vaping products. Take away concise messaging designed to impact youth towards coming to healthy conclusions. Access to local, state and federal resources and initiatives. Strategies for youth and community involvement to move the needle towards positive change.

10:15 AM - 12:15 PM : Alan McGill - Social Media and Internet Safety 
Workshop Description: This program is designed to heighten awareness of the dangers and pitfalls of social media and the internet on both students and adults. 

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM: Lunch Provided

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Susan Tarasevich  MTSS: Making Room for Everyone
Workshop Description: Struggling to integrate SAP, PBIS, MTSS, SEL, Trauma Awareness, and Anti-bullying efforts? Is your staff tired of trying to implement new initiatives every year without additional time? Lean in and register! This interactive workshop provides evidence-based tools and easy to implement solutions that boost team effectiveness.

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM - Closing remarks

Registration Costs:

PASAP Member Rate: $25.00 (must log in to get the member rate)
PASAP Non-Member Rate: $75.00
All registrations must be submitted via www.pasap.org


Continuing Education Credits   

PASAP is an Act 48 Approved Provider. Participants can earn up to 6 hours of Act 48 credit (full workshop attendance). Morning Session only: 4 hours.  Afternoon session only: 2 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, 6 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 registration.

Speaker Bios- 

Katie Gassner  is a passionate Preventionist. Katie helped break down barriers for 7 years as a Student Assistant Liaison providing drug and alcohol, mental health and crisis intervention for kindergarten through 12th grade students.  The past 6 years Katie has been contracted with Northwest PA Tobacco Control Program, through Erie County’s Department of Health to provide tobacco education, cessation, and reducing exposure to secondhand smoke.  Katie is a Nationally Certificated Tobacco Treatment Specialist, credentials through Duquesne University School of Pharmacy.  Experience, partnerships and creative tenacity are ways that Katie has engaged her community to create lasting environmental changes.  Katie is not only passionate about prevention and partnerships, but has a zest for healthy living.  Katie loves gardening, traveling, and enjoying life’s simple pleasures with her husband, family and friends.

Alan McGill is a Senior Supervisory Special Agent with the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General and currently assigned to the Office of Public Engagement.   Agent McGill has been a professional investigator for over 30 years with 24 years in law enforcement.  He began as a Freeport Police Officer/Drug Task Force Officer for 3 years and 20 years with the Bureau of Narcotics Investigation and Drug Control.  Agent McGill’s previous assignment was as a Street Supervisor and Drug Diversion Unit Supervisor.  He also served the Attorney General’s Office as an Undercover Narcotics Agent, Drug Task Force Coordinator, Drug Diversion Agent, Computer Voice Stress Analyst, PDMP BNI Statewide supervisor, Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement Program member and an “A” and “B” Technician installing wiretap equipment.  Although Agent McGill’s undercover experience is extensive, he is best known as a subject matter expert in Drug Diversion and is court qualified as an expert.  Agent McGill routinely conducts Drug Diversion presentations and trainings for practitioners at various hospitals, universities and medical associations throughout Pennsylvania and has been a national speaker on the topic.  Agent McGill has been training law enforcement on prescription drug investigations since 2011 at the OAG Agent Academy and Pennsylvania State Police Training facilities.  Agent McGill is also an Executive Committee member of NASCSA (National Association of State Controlled Substance Authorities) where he serves on the Program Committee and chairs the Education Committee.

Susan Tarasevich E.D, Susan L. Tarasevich is committed to life-long learning, convinced that knowledge is power.  Dr. Tarasevich is a frequently sought presenter on topics related to the adolescent brain, nicotine and the emerging myriad of delivery devices; trauma sensitive school practices and multi-tiered systems of support.  Susan holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Pittsburgh, a Master of Science in School Counseling from Duquesne University and a BA in Biology from Seton Hill University.  She has co-authored Promoting Child and Adolescent Mental Health (Jones and Bartlett, 2013).

Pennsylvania Association of Student Assistance Professionals
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State College, Pennsylvania 16804 

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