HCQU NW Special Speakers & Events

Special Speakers


Speaker of the Month Series


Our Speaker of the Month trainings take place the third Wednesday of each month, from April through October in the auditorium at the Israel Building, 677 Hospital Drive, North Warren, Pennsylvania.

For more information or to register for any of our Speaker of the Month trainings, please visit our Learning Center at http://northwesthcqu.learnupon.com.


September 18, 2019, 9:30 - 11:30

Abuse Prevention & Safety:

How Helpers and Staff Can Provide Education and Support

presented by Shawn McGill

We are excited to have Shawn McGill back with us in September to talk about abuse prevention and safety, where she will help staff and helpers "understand why it’s important to discriminate between feelings or situations that are negative as opposed to “good touch vs. bad touch”.  Know why it’s important to give a person a voice and allow them the opportunity to say “no” and even protest.  Explore tools that may help a person to better learn about their own feelings, potentially dangerous or abusive situations, and as well as degrees of relationships and corresponding forms of touch and conversation.  Learn the critical three steps in supporting a person in knowing what to do should they find themselves in an abusive or potentially harmful situation."

For more information about Shawn, please click here.



 Save the Date!

Coming October 18, 2019: Dr. Ruth Meyers


Special Events

A Day in the Park

Our 16th Annual Day in the Park took place Friday, June 21, at Wildcat Park in Ludlow. About 300 people braved the soggy terrain and everyone seemed to have a good time, in spite of the wet conditions. Fortunately the weather on Friday was just about perfect!

In addition to our usual booths for planting, face painting, fingernail painting, crafts, and the photo booth, we also had a lifesharing booth.  The Elcam band, as usual, entertained us with some awesome singing! Kane Lions Club provided tasty and refreshing sno-Cones, and Kane Fire Department volunteers were there with one of their engines, Mt Jewett Ambulance Crew brough an ambulance and provided blood pressure screening, Pennsylvania State Police Trooper brought their newest police car (very spiffy!), USDA Forest Service fire crew brought their fire truck and information. Due to the wet conditions (did I mention it was WET?? ;) ), MLW Stables weren't able to bring horses to ride, but they brought miniature horses who were happy to mingle and put smiles on everyone's face.

Thank you to everyone who helped make this another great event:  Bradford YWCA, Community Links, Elcam, Kane Fire Department, Kane Lions Club, Lifesharing, MLW Stables, Mt. Jewett Ambulance crew, Pennsylvania State Police, USDA Forest Service, and all of our many volunteers (including former HCQU nurse Lisa Pence and soon-to-be HCQU nurse Sharon Martyna).

We hope to see everyone again next year!

Pictures from the 2019 event:

Elcam Band 1  Ambulance  Craft table

 Photo Booth  Kane VFD  

Pictures from the 2018 event:

Day in the Park 2018   Sneezy Sam Day in the Park 2018   Day in the Park 2018 Elcam Band   Day in the Park 2018 Forest Service

Trooper and Friend

If you can think of anything you would enjoy seeing or doing at future events, please email us at HCQUNW@MilestonePA.org with your suggestions, as this event is for YOU. We hope to see you there next year - June 19, 2020!


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