Beth Bitler, consultant for Family Recovery and Child Welfare Training, will present an Engaging Families Virtual Series.


Engaging Fathers: Wed., Jan. 31 
Fathers and mothers interact differently with their children and may attend programs for different reasons. How can you make sure your program is engaging and welcoming to fathers? This workshop will look at some of the barriers to father involvement, as well as some keys to engaging fathers in family support programs and in-home visits.

Tools for Helping Parents in Recovery: Wed., March 6
Parents in early recovery often face considerable obstacles as they regain connection with their children. In this session, we will discuss strategies for collaborating with parents in recovery and how caring professionals and communities can support recovering families. 

Impact of Substance Abuse Disorder: Wed., May 1
When a loved one develops Substance Use Disorder, the family often experiences financial hardship, extreme stress and emotional or physical illness. This training offers suggestions for ways professionals can educate and support families.

Each session will be held 12:30pm-2:30pm via Zoom.
There will be a limited number of registrants for each session to ensure a high-quality virtual learning experience.  

Register Today!

About Beth (she/her)

Certified Allied Addictions Professional -- Certified Family Recovery Specialist
ACT Raising Safe Kids Master Trainer-- Certified Family Life Educator

Beth Bitler has more than thirty years of experience in the fields of family recovery and parent education. Her background includes development of a curriculum for parents in recovery from Substance Use Disorder, oversight of a statewide network of child abuse prevention programs and administration of a community-based nonprofit. Most recently, she held a supervisory position in an inpatient treatment facility, where she provided psychoeducational groups to patients and their families, managed the facility’s Family Services Program and monitored client visits with families.

Beth has presented seminars and workshops at both national and statewide conferences, as well as continuing education sessions for child welfare and treatment professionals in a variety of settings. She has provided training with the PA Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, PA Certification Board, PA Head Start and many others. She holds a master’s degree in Nonprofit Administration from West Chester University.

The Association was honored to have Beth as a presenter for our 2023 Spring Conference.
A number of attendees gave her very positive feedback following her presentation.

"She was knowledgeable, personable, and quick to answer questions!"

"Broke it down to a better understanding"

"This was phenomenal!!"