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HSA Speaker Series

11/14/2023 6:00 pm

Impact of Social Media on Children's Socio-Emotional Development, with Marsha Richardson


Tuesday, November 14: 6:00-7:30 P.M.

Location: Lunchroom



Join us for an HSA meeting and discussion about social media led by Dr. Marsha Richardson. She will talk about consent, boundaries, mental health ramifications, and what good modeling behavior looks like.


Dr. Marsha Richardson is a clinical psychologist by training and a professional program administrator. She earned her master’s and doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology from Widener University’s School of Human Service Professions. She joined the faculty as a Seminar Leader in the School and Mental Health Counseling Program in 2009 and was promoted to full time Lecturer in 2011. Previously, she taught in the masters’ programs at Arcadia and Chestnut Hill Universities and LaSalle University’s doctoral program. She also served as the community representative of LaSalle’s Internal Review Board.


Her extensive professional experience as a practitioner includes providing clinical and managerial oversight of a school-based mental health program that specializes in the utilization of Nicholas Hobbs and the PEP model of care for behaviorally challenged children and adolescents. She was the clinical director of an acute level treatment facility for adolescent females with significant trauma utilizing dialectical behavioral therapy and the Sanctuary Model of Trauma-Informed Care. She served as the clinical supervisor and program director of Devereux’s treatment foster care, outpatient services, wrap-around services and family-based services, as well as clinical supervisor for their residential treatment facility. Her leadership roles within mental health agencies span several agencies within the Philadelphia and Chester counties. Her technical writing and program development efforts resulted in the development of programs such as a community-based residential program for former institutionalized men, a subacute diagnostic unit in West Philadelphia, and a counseling program in a women’s self-sufficiency program.


Pizza dinner will be provided for children and adults who RSVP by November 10. Childcare for children age 5+ will be available with Ms. Barnes in the gym. Limited space available! This event is supported and paid for by the HSA.


Dr. Richardson's slide deck HERE


Additional Social Media Resources HERE