Melissa Groden, Director of Prevention, Training & Education

Juuls, Puff Bars and juice, Oh My!!

Thursday, March 3, 2022, from 2:30 to 4 pm

Workshop summary:  The presentation will explore the current trend of Vaping and the various Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) that are currently popular amongst adolescent-aged youth. Discussions will include the effects of nicotine on the developing brain, learning, and the associated costs that schools absorb. Cross utilization of ENDS devices for cannabis products will also be discussed as well as difficulties with identifying these devices.


Melissa Groden is a Human Service Professional with 26 years of experience in the field.  She engages in a person-centered approach to support, educate and empower those in need. 

Melissa has worked at The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc. for fourteen years, overseeing the Prevention, School Services, and Training programs.  She has also been an adjunct professor at Chestnut Hill College for fourteen, instructing and writing curricula in both classroom and hybrid format for the School of Continuing and Professional Studies. 

Melissa is a Board Certified – Human Services Professional, Certified Family Recovery Specialist, a Certified Trainer in Pennsylvania Student Assistance Program, and Youth Mental Health First Aid. She holds a master’s degree in Administration of Human Services from Chestnut Hill College with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, minor in Criminal Justice, from Temple University. 



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