Over 120 attend workshop on dealing with challenged indivduals

Penn State Worthington Scranton's Human Development and Family Studies Department hosted its annual workshop on March 23.

The title of this year's workshop was, Working with Emotionally and Physically Challenged Emerging Adults, and was attended by over 120 people, including campus HDFS faculty; HDFS and psychology students; personnel from regional agencies that supervise HDFS students in internships; and guidance counselors from area schools.

Guest presenters were Dr. Laura Ferrer, a clinical psychologist and coach who specializes in treating adolescents and adults suffering with anxiety, eating disorders and a range of other emotional and behavioral issues; and Dawn Cruzan, founder and president of Camp Craig Allen, a 501c3 non-profit organization that encourages self-awareness, positive influence and independence in therapeutic and educational programs for those with physical challenges.

The program was funded by the Timothy L. Arcaro Program Fund for Human Development and Family Studies and the Ann Walsh Hawk Endowment in Human Development and Family Studies.

Shown in the photo in the above upper right corner areDr. Ray Petren, Assistant Professor of HDFS; Kristen Levandowski, Instructor in HDFS; Dr. Janet Melnick, Senior Instructor in HDFS, Program Coordinator for HDFS, and interim program coordinator for psychology; Ms. Cruzan; Dr. Ferrer; Dr. Melissa Labuda, Instructor in HDFS; Renae McNair, Instructor in psychology; Dr. Parminder Parmar, Associate Professor of HDFS; and Dr. Laura Nathans, Assistant Professor of HDFS.