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2023 PHSA Spring Pre-Conference
Seven Springs Mountain Resort
777 Waterwheel Drive
Seven Springs, PA 15622

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Tuesday, March 28, 2023, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM EDT
Category: Conference

PHSA Pre-Conference

Join us Tuesday, March 28, 2023, for the annual PHSA Spring Pre-Conference.
We will be coming back together in-person at Seven Springs Resort.


Tuesday, March 28, 2023


Seven Springs Resort
777 Water Wheel Drive
Seven Springs, Pa 15622

Seven Springs is now a cashless resort.

Only credit cards and debit cards are able to be used throughout the resort.
Also accepted will be any original Seven Springs gift cards or Vail Resort gift cards.

Register below for 1 of 3 sessions.
Start times are different for each session.

Registration includes breakfast, lunch, and snacks.

Session#1: MHFA Certification
Facilitated by: Lisa Basci, Director at Peer Support & Mental Health Aid at Community Services Group

Registration Fee - $200
Time: 8:30am-5:00pm

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an evidence-based training program administered by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges.  

The training gives you the skills to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use challenge or experiencing a crisis. More than 2.6 million people across the United States have been trained in MHFA by a dedicated base of more than 15,000 Instructors. 

Session#2: National Center: Building Resilience in Families Affected by Substance Use

Facilitated by:

  • Brandi Black Thacker, MA, MSW, Director of TTA Development and Strategy
  • Dr. Pam Waddell, Family Engagement Specialist, Region III TTA Network

Registration Fee - $200
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm

Substance Use continues to be an epidemic in our country and has spiked in several states since the onset of the pandemic. Head Start staff often observe signals of possible substance use disorder due to their close relationships with the children and families, but it can be challenging to navigate these complex situations. During this session, program staff will explore resources and discuss strategies for engaging families experiencing substance use. Presenters will be from the National Center on Parent, Family and Community Engagement.

Session #3: Administrator/Leader Meeting
Facilitated by: Blair Hyatt, PHSA Executive Director

Registration Fee - $250
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm

Network with Pennsylvania leader colleagues for the day to discuss the proposed state budget, advocacy, program challenges, and solutions.


Register Today!

Seven Springs Information

Seven Springs Overnight Accommodations:
Seven Springs will charge the credit card a one-night fee for each room when a reservation is made. This card will then be charged the full amount for the entire booking 7 days prior to check-in. No cancellation or refund will be given at this time. All deposits are non-refundable. Seven Springs will hold everyone to the 7-day paid in full policy. There is no need to have the same card to present at the hotel at check-in. This is only for guests wanting to prove tax exempt status.

All programs should make reservations for their entire team all at once.

At check-in, guests will be asked for a credit card to be held for incidentals only (a one-time $25 charge per room/ per entire stay.) This card does not have to be the same card used previously. If one card will be used for all incidentals, please make sure to tell the reservationist that this same card will be used for incidentals for ALL rooms and provide them with all the guest’s names. Once that card has been marked by the front desk, anyone who has a room with that card for incidentals would then be able to charge back to the room. It is the responsibility of the card holder to set boundaries for incidental use.

To make reservations:

  • Call Seven Springs directly at 855-332-1601 and follow the prompts for Seven Springs Resort.
  • Give the reservationist the code B7SPSC23.
  • The special room rate is $169 plus taxes per night. (Call before February 25th to ensure our special rate.)

If special circumstances need to be made for incidental charges or if you have any issues when making reservations, please call Kimberli Waugh, our Group Reservations Coordinator at 844-457-7625, Opt #1, #6. (This is her direct line but please be sure to follow the correct prompts, she is currently working in a different location than Seven Springs.) Kimberli can also be reached at [email protected].


Seven Springs is now a cashless resort.


What does Cashless Resort mean?

  • Only credit cards and debit cards are able to be used throughout the resort.
  • All restaurants, shops, activities, and vending machines ONLY ACCEPT CREDIT & DEBIT CARDS.
  • Both Seven Springs and Vail Resort Gift Cards are accepted.

If you have any questions with any of the information above, please contact Kim at [email protected].