Community Education Lecture Series

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All are welcome to attend the Community Education Lecture Series, a unique opportunity for students, faculty, staff, and the local community to expand their awareness and deepen their understanding of critical community issues and the work taking place to tackle them in our local area.

All are welcome!

Upcoming Lectures

Lecture #4 Tackling Addiction

Jason Harlen, MA, CADC; Chief Executive Officer; Wyoming Valley Alcohol and Drug Services, Inc. 

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019, 12pm-1pm, McGowan Room (Library, 3rd Floor)


About Jason: Jason Harlen is the Chief Executive Officer of Wyoming Valley Alcohol and Drug Services, Inc. He has been assisting families and individuals that suffer from substance abuse disorders for the past 17 years. His experiences include counseling, clinical supervision, prevention/education, executive management, and other various tasks associated with the substance abuse field. In addition, he also has much experience working with individuals who suffer from gambling addiction as well.

About WVADS, Inc: Wyoming Valley Alcohol and Drug Services, Inc. is committed to providing quality treatment, prevention/education, and outreach services to residents of Luzerne County. Services are available to all residents without discrimination, including financial status.

Founded in 1973, WVADS is a private, non-profit agency that is known for innovative, unique, and highly effective programs which place emphasis on patient and consumer access to services.  


Past Lectures

Lecture #1 10/9/2018; Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia; Jeff Dauber, Northeastern PA Alzheimer's Association.

Lecture #2 11/13/2018; Myths, Miracles, and Everyday Heroes: How organ donation saves lives in our community; Susan Koomar, Gift of Life Organ Donor Program.

Lecture #3 04/09/2019: Volunteers in Medicine: Providing Healthcare for Luzerne County's Working Poor; Chelsea T. Collins, Volunteers in Medicine

Lectures are free and open to the local community

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