Saint Joseph's University

4th Annual Marginalized to Empowered Conference, Aug. 6

Posted on July 9, 2019

The 4th Annual Marginalized to Empowered Conference on Tuesday, August 6 from 8:30am – 4pm will be held at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.  This thought-provoking event will address how we can best identify and support students with Substance Use Disorder and Co-Occuring Disorders on our campuses and work to empower them to succeed and thrive.

This is not just meant for those working in counseling centers, collegiate recovery programs or as case managers on campus – although those groups are certainly included and would benefit from attending. This conference is meant to bring all constituents on a college campus together to talk about the ways we can support our students from our own sphere of influence, including students – undergraduate and graduate in all fields of study. The mission of this conference supports us specifically in Career Development as we work to guide all students to their full career potential.

The day-long event features a Keynote by Jarmichael Harris of Eastern Carolina University who will share ways we can all use social media to garner support for our work and how social media led him to create a food pantry on campus to address the food insecurity issues he was seeing. There will also be a keynote of TED-style talks by a panel of Unexpected Supporters including dynamic faculty and staff, who may not be the “typical” resource for this population yet still have interaction and influence to be avid supporters – people like you!!

In addition, some of the cutting edge break out sessions include:

  • Stories with a Purpose
  • Time Heals All Wounds: Myths About Grief and Loss
  • Gambling Disorder: The Hidden Addiction
  • Creating Healthy Lifestyles for Students in Recovery
  • Self-Care for the Care-Giver
  • Evidence-Based Recovery Ally Training
  • Building Sober Active Communities for Recovery Support
  • Students in Collegiate Recovery Programs:  A Multi-site study
  • Collegiate Recovery and the Continuum of Care (focusing on enrollment management and admissions)

Early-Bird registration is only $40 for professionals and both Undergraduate and Graduate Students are FREE.  There is a discount if you register a group of 10 of your Student Life colleagues; a full table is only $320!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Lisa Hansinger at 610-660-3100.


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