Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Like My Pages on Facebook!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014



Want more information for high school counselors?  Then join my Face Book pages to get the most up to date information on relevant topics in schools, events, conferences, resources and much more!!

For High School Counselors Facebook Page

Peer Program Facebook Page

Peer Mediation Programs Facebook Page

Conflict Resolution Education in Teacher Education Facebook Page

Association for Conflict Resolution Youth Conference Facebook Page

Also, join these great pages to connect with other school counselors!!

High School Counselors Network Facebook Page

School Counselors With a Twist Facebook Page

Caught in the Middle School Counselors Facebook Page



Look forward to seeing you on Facebook!!

Cynthia 










Saturday, December 27, 2014

A Great New Year's Resolution: No Name-Calling Week!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

 

 

We all know the story of "Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer" and how he was suddenly plucked from obscurity into the annals of history by Santa.  However, if you really listen to the lyrics of the song or watch the movie, you may notice some familiar themes that pop out to you as a school counselor.

Themes from "Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer"

Dancer and his pals were the leaders of the popular crowd and they set the bar of social acceptance in the North Pole (i.e. everyone must have a black nose to participate in the Reindeer Games).

No red noses allowed at the Reindeer Games!


When Rudolph was born, he was born with a disability that made him stand out from his peers (eventually when the disability was revealed, he was bullied and harassed by his peers).

This kid looks weird!


Initially, Rudolph's parents tried to hide and ignore his disability in order to receive acceptance by the popular crowd.  (No IEPs here!)

Lets put some dirt on his nose and no one will ever know the truth!


When Rudolph's disability was revealed, Rudolph and his family were ostracized by Santa and his coach, Comet. 


"No one is allowed to play with a red nosed reindeer!"

Santa never addressed the teasing, taunting, or shunning by the reindeer.  He acted like everything was okay; therefore, he was definitely setting himself up for a lawsuit!



Santa and his reindeer couldn't pull the sleigh in the fog and became desperate for a solution.  They were forced to accept Rudolph's help because they did not want to be on the news for not delivering gifts to all the "good little boys and girls".



Santa actually forced Rudolph to guide the sleigh and never even offered an apology for his workers' harassment!

"Get over it kid...this is your chance to make it big!"

The end result of the story comes out positively for the reindeer and his family!  Rudolph was a resilient reindeer who decided not hold a grudge against his peer group and goes into the history books as a peacemaker with other pioneers like Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.  Fortunately, Rudolph did not get a hunter's rifle and take revenge on all those who persecuted him...that would then be a different kind of movie!

So you see, Rudolph could be your typical high school student experiencing peer name-calling and staff bystanding!  Although Christmas is over, the story of Rudolph can encourage you to do something that Santa did not do...educate your staff and students about the dangers of name-calling in your school.  In January, GLSEN and its sponsors, have established No Name-Calling Week in schools. 

What is No Name-Calling Week?

Inspiration for No Name-Calling Week emerged from the popular book called "The Misfits" by James Howe and has been growing in popularity each year.  Even if you have never organized a No Name-Calling Week Event before, GLSEN provides school staff with the tools to incorporate NNCW in schools.  

Download the NNCW first time kit for your schools.The kit includes how to get your whole faculty involved, a list of activities, letters to parents, and a suggested  time line. This year's campaign will occur during the week of January 19th-23rd.

How Do You Get Started?

Not sure your staff and students will participate?  Do you need evidence to show your staff and students that there is a problem with bullying and name-calling in your school? Do you want to know how much of your students are impacted by bullying and name-calling?  Prior to the event, give students this student survey.  From the survey, map the location of bullying events in your school for administration and staff.

Even if you do not have a lot of time to plan activities, you can still make a difference in your school. Check out the 10 Simple Ways to Participate in NNCW. Also, empower your students by giving them tips on how to become an upstander.

Promoting Your Event
Classroom Guidance Ideas

Even if you cannot plan a week long campaign, consider going into the classrooms to conduct lessons with your students.  GLSEN and Not In Our School provides several lesson plans for educators.

Are You Part of the In-Crowd?
Exploring social hierarchies and popularity in high school.

Beauty is Skin Deep
Name calling based on physical appearance.

Blow the Whistle on Name-Calling
Help students develop strategies for recognizing and self-monitoring name-calling in personal fitness class.

Learning About Labels
Students recognize how name-calling is often based on stereotypes.

Lights, Camera, Actions
Bring attention to bullying and name-calling by using film.  Check out the Not In Our School Action Video Kit.

Shirts of Empowerment
Students create shirts that may be ripped, torn, or painted with names like geek, stupid, retard, or other offensive names.  Students wear the shirts for a day and reflect on the response from their peers.

We Are All Different Alike
Students will discuss the reality of biases and how people make assumptions from stereotypes.

What's In a Name?
Students will identify the dangers of casual name-calling on others.

Take It to the Next Level

If you have been participating in NNCW or want to "blow it up", consider going to the next level.

Creative Expression

Submit your school-wide displays featuring the message of No Name-Calling Week by using this year's theme of "Celebrate Kindness". Entries can be submitted starting in January.

Download the We Will Generation “Student-to-Student” Curriculum

Recruit and train students to teach other students how to make a difference at your school.  This can be year round!

What is Going on in Other Countries?

Like America, other nations are making a difference in their schools.  Check out some of the campaigns in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom.


Australia-March 20, 2015

National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence

Bullying. No Way!

Canada-November 15-21, 2015

Bullying Awareness Week

England-November 16-20, 2015

Anti-bullying Week

International-February 27, 2015

Stand Up to Bullying Day


Please feel free to share your plans for NNCW!




Thursday, December 25, 2014

The Gift of the School Counselor Blog!

Thursday, December 25, 2014


As I am sitting in my chair, daddy is snuggled on the couch, brother is rocking out on his guitar, and sister is watching a Christmas movie, I wanted to take the time to give my school counselor friends a small gift.  This gift is a list of some of the best school counseling websites and blogs (in my opinion) for high school counselors. Remember, the holidays are a time for people of all backgrounds to come together in peace and give their best.  Thanks to all the school counselors and educators who have dedicated time and talents to give us their best gifts. 

If you know if any blogs or websites I should add, please email at Cynthia_morton@yahoo.com.



Amber Shepherd-Thompson-High school counselor from Florida who provides student, parent, and professional resources for school counselors.

CASEL-The mission of the Chicago based Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning is to help make evidence based social and emotional learning an integral part of education from pre-school to high school.

Charity Dodd-The Passionate High School Counselor Blogspot-Ohio high school counselor with great posts that include minute meetings, working with at-risk students, and working with freshmen.

College Choice-Great resource for school counselors that includes college rankings, paying for college, college scholarships, becoming a successful applicant, and lots more.  Check out this link on creating a great college application, Anatomy of a College Application.

Counselor's Corner-High School counselor Patrick O'Connor's blog contains great information for high school counselors and high school students.

Counselor's Room-Founded in 2009, the Counselor's Room provides free lesson plans, activities, and worksheets for school counselors from elementary to high school. 

Darrell Sampson-The Counselor's Office-Northern Virginia school counselor with lots of links and even a crisis resource page.

Francine Sabens-School Counselor Space-Illinois High School Counselor of the Year who has a lot of great resources for professional school counselors!

High School Counselors' Network-Face Book page created and managed by middle school counselor, Carol Miller of New York.  A great place for high school counselors to network, share ideas, and ask questions.

High School Counselor Week-High school blog featuring weekly stories, facts, trends and other information for school counselors in each region of the US.  School counselors are able to sign up for a weekly newsletter from his or her region of the US.

Jeremy Goldman-Pikesville High School Counseling Blog-High school blog with great resources for professional development in the areas of advisement, personal-social, academics, careers, and paying for college.
 
One School Counselor  -High School website from Orange County, California with great information for school counselors, students, and parents. Check out the school counselor information page!

Ross Wolfson School Counselor Crowd Blog-High school counselor from Boston who hosts a website that has turned into a world wide community of school counseling professionals who share ideas, questions, and concerns.

School Counselor Blog-The original school counselor blog created by middle school counselor and doctoral student, Danielle Schultz. Danielle features a page called "School Counselor Spotlight" which has great ideas, resources, stories, and information for school counselors at all levels! 

School Counselors with a Twist Network-Face Book page created and managed by high school counselor, Amanda Foege. The network is for high school counselors who work in non-traditional settings to share ideas, resources, and network with other counselors.

SCOPE Blogroll-The mother of all school counselor blog lists created by school counseling educator Erin Mason.  Oh, make sure you check out Dr. Mason's site for technology tools!

Susan Spellman Cann-School Counsellor Talk-Canadian school counselor and psychologist who hosts a variety of chats (#ETMOOC &  #SCCrowd) and provides a lot of digital resources for professional school counselors.

The College Solution -Although this blog is not written by a high school counselor or educator, it is definitely worth your time to look at this site by Lynn O’Shaughnessy.  She is a former news reporter who writes about "all things college" from financial aid, party schools, standardized testing, and much more!

The Counseling Geek-Outstanding website created by California high school counselor and technology guru, Jeff Ream. The goal of the website is to help school counselors with their technology needs.  In addition to helping counselors with their technology needs, Jeff has set up the ASCA Scholarship fund. 

The Extraordinary School Counselor-Blog written by the former 2012 Virginia School Counselor Educator of the Year and school counselor educator. The blog features college and career readiness resources, bullying prevention resources, STEM resources, and many more great ideas!

The Freshmen Network - Join this group of educators looking to help transition into the 9th grade.
 
The Middle School Counselor-Inspiring blog written by the New York School Counselor of the Year and former high school counselor, Carol Miller.  Although not a high school blog, Carol has a great blog with ideas that can be used with high school students.  In addition to her blog, Carol creates and sells school counseling t-shirts on her site (check them out!).

The Spirited School Counselor-First year middle school counselor, Elizabeth Cranford, has created an informative blog for school counselors at all levels.  You should definitely check out her ASCA14 tweet posts!


Saturday, December 20, 2014

January Social Awareness Events for School Counselors

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Each month, I have decided to post social awareness events for school counselors.  If you have any events that you would like to add, please contact me at Cynthia_Morton@yahoo.com.

January Awareness Events

National Thank You Month

January has been designated as National Thank You month!  It is always good to thank people for acts of kindness, hard work, support, and even pushing us to be our best.  As a school counselor, we should always thank our coworkers and parents for all they do to support us. Here are a few ideas:

  • Sponsoring a teacher breakfast to thank them for their dedication to students.
  • Buying lunch for a new teacher to thank them for not quitting their first semester (ha ha!).
  • Sending thank you notes home to parents who always attend meetings and are engaged in their students learning.
  • Covering a class for a teacher so he or she can have an extra period to do some errands, grade papers, or just to hang out.
  • Putting up a poster or sign on your principal's door and thanking him or her for the support he or she gives your department.
  • Putting a sweet treat on your secretary's desk for all the memos that are typed, the calls that are answered, and facing all the parents/students everyday.
  • Giving your custodians a small gift to thank them for keeping your office clean and tidy.
  • Putting a candy bar in each staff members box with a catchy "thank you" saying. 
Also, check out this Pinterest site for some great thank you ideas and see the list below from The Tip Junkie.


National Day of Service - January 19th

Inspire your students to get out and help others on MLK Day!

Toolkits
FAFSA Training Event

Read With Children

Sites
Red Cross Youth
United Way-Volunteering
Volunteer.gov
Teen Life-Volunteering Ideas
NextStepU-Community Service
Volunteer Spot





No Name Calling Week - January 19 - 23


NNCW was founded in 2004 by GLSEN to address bullying, bias, and name calling in schools.  The goal of NNCW is for all students to feel safe and respected in their school. 

2015 Planning Guide - Contains goals, objectives, and a planning guide.
Backbonezone.org - Website that promotes bystander intervention to name calling by displaying posters in the school.  
Backbonezone poster

 
 



National Drug Facts Week - January 26 - February 1

National health observance week for teens promotes events that shatter the myths about drugs in schools. The NDFW site even allows you to order free materials for your event!

Toolkits
Promotion Widgets
Promotional Posters and Brochures
Free Lessons
Videos









See you in February!!

Friday, December 19, 2014

How to Fix a Broken School Counselor

Friday, December 19, 2014

As I was listening to the radio, the song, "You Give Love a Bad Name" came on just before I pulled into the school parking lot.  I don't know why this came to my mind, but I thought it was sad that the
Bon Jovi had a bad relationship

singer's perception of love was skewed by one bad relationship. That evening, I had a conversation with a colleague from another school who asked me what school counselors really do? As I got ready to explain all the good things counselors do in schools, she added that she only saw her school counselors sitting in their offices on the computer.  Then the fatal blow came to our professional reputation when she told me that many of the students saw little need to go in to see their school counselor (sigh).  At that moment, the lyrics of Bon Jovi's song became real to me as I could easily change the lyrics to, "You Give School Counselors a Bad Name." How tragic that my colleague saw little value in having counselors in her school and she had barely even talked to one in the seven years that she worked in that school.  As I was thinking about our conversation, I wondered why those counselors had become a liability instead of an asset at school?  I think one of the biggest reasons for the ineffectiveness of school counselors may be burnout.


What is School Counselor Burnout?

Did you know that the average productive working career of a school counselor is 10 years?  Also, researchers have found that 30 to 66 percent of counselors experience burnout? When I read these statistics, I was shocked! According to the research of Bulent Gunduz, people who suffer burnout are often idealists who feel they need to accomplish their goals by pulling more than their own weight.  When school counselors fail to meet their ideals, they develop a diminished sense of confidence in

We need the school counselor now!!
their own abilities and expect little reward for their efforts. Because school counselors often feel they have little value in the workplace or control over their working environment, burnout can occur.   Since the 1960s, expectations to serve students and families have increased for school counselors, but  workloads have failed to decrease.  In the graphic below, one can see how the school counseling workload has continued to expand each decade.


In this age of high work loads, large numbers of students, marginalization, ineffective counselor/principal relationships, job stress, and role ambiguity, we can become a doomed species! 
As a result of these continued workloads, stress builds and counselors either adjust or self destruct. Now, let's see some disturbing examples of counselors who may be experiencing burnout.
 
 Source: The Importance of Counselor Self-Care
 
Examples of Counselor Burnout
 
At a school in New Jersey, twenty percent of the graduating class reported that their counselor told them they had to take a freshman biology class to graduate two months before the ceremony.  When asked about the incident, the counselor said that it was not her fault because she was forced to move offices which caused her to misplace her documents from three years ago (o-k-a-y!).

At a school in Texas, a middle school counselor allegedly made racist comments on the school Facebook account after a disagreement with a colleague at school.  The counselor claimed that the account was hacked.

At a school counselor meeting in one particular school, a counselor who has been in the profession for over 20 years, constantly complained about her students and all the work she had to do everyday.  The complaints were so bad that no one wanted to sit by her at meetings.

A colleague asked the school counselor to check on a student who was upset; however, the counselor said that he didn't know the student.  Without saying another word, he goes back to the computer screen.

A school counselor was busy working on a presentation that was due in six months for a national conference. Her students felt that she was too busy to see them so they decided to go see another counselor.  When the school counselor found out that her students were going to see another counselor, she stopped talking to her colleague.

A school counselor took on an additional job as a coach.  The counselor was so busy coaching that she missed several parent conferences that her colleagues must cover.

The lead counselor at a school refused to assist her colleague with a school sponsored career fair.  When her colleague arranged lunch for the volunteers, the lead counselor gave her peer helpers permission to eat the lunch before the volunteers arrived. When confronted, the counselor said that it was a department sponsored lunch so everyone in the department had a right to participate.

Reasons for Burnout

When school counselors experience burnout or the feeling of exhaustion and depersonalization, bad behavior often follows.  In fact, the act of caring to the point that you are drained of empathy is a real problem for people in our profession.  This draining of empathy often occurs after school counselors spend a lot of energy caring for others over a long period of time.  Researchers have coined this type of burnout as compassion fatigue or secondary PTSD.

Source: Counselor Burnout

How do you know when you or a colleague is experiencing burnout or compassion fatigue? When looking at burnout in school counselors, Michael Nobles found there are four distinct stages:

Stage 1
Are you or your colleagues always available to families or students?  Also, do you or your colleagues tend to over-identify with students? For instance, a school counselor may fail to eat lunch, miss family events, or begin to think about students constantly (even in their dreams). 
 
Stage 2
Are you or a your colleagues realizing that you are working way too much and making the decision to reduce the time on your job?  After this reduction in commitment,  have you started to feel discontented or stagnate in your job?
 
Stage 3
 
Have you or a colleague felt frustrated with your job, become less tolerant of others, or failed to sympathize with your students. Have you started to avoid students or withdrawn emotional or physically from work?
 
Stage 4
 
Finally, have you or a colleague become listless and apathetic? Have you found yourself sitting in the office all day, failing to see students on a regular basis, and even starting to miss work?

When burnout is allowed to continue without self care or help, it can have negative implications on students, colleagues, and our personal lives.  Some of the immediate dangers include: little interest in work, impaired relationships with your colleagues and students, and even physical and emotional withdrawal from work (i.e. missing copious days of work or hanging out all day in your office at the computer). 

I volunteer as a Disaster Mental Health Counselor with Red Cross and we carefully watch out for each other. If a worker is too stressed, we immediately have to pull them from their post because they become a liability to the client and to our organization. To prevent yourself or a colleague from becoming a liability,The American Counselor Association Code of Ethics states that counselors should “engage in self-care activities to maintain and promote their emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing to meet their professional responsibilities".  In other words, you have an ethical responsibility to take care of yourself!!
 
School Counselor Self Care Tips

In an article about self care, Susan Hansen made a great list of suggestions for school counselors to avoid burnout.

1.  Form a relationship with a trusted colleague to talk to when you are frustrated or having a bad day.  In fact, I have several trusted colleagues that I talk to depending on the situation. It is important that these conversations are kept confidential.

2.  Ask for help, support, or ideas when you face a problem.  It is so important to consult with others before making a decision when you are unsure of the answer or get another counselor to help when you are overwhelmed with a situation.  The other day I was dealing with a situation in which I did not have a clear answer and I began to feel overwhelmed.  After I calmed down, I  consulted with a colleague in my department who was able to help me problem solve to make the right decision! .

3.  Okay, this should be the easiest one to do, but I actually find this to be the hardest for me...EAT LUNCH everyday! Why is eating lunch such a hard activity for many of us?  It is because we are often too busy taking care of others' needs before our own.

4.  I am not sure if I can do this, but I think it is a great suggestion.  Leave all your work at work.

5.  Work within your Circle of Influence, the amount of work you can accomplish in one day, week, month, or year, rather than your Circle of Need or all the people who need your help.  I am getting better at this, but I have to remind myself that I can only do so much each day.

6.  Practice self talk!  Always a great practice!!

7.  Don't get pulled into negative conversations or complaining.  This is so easy to do and something that I have to regularly to remind myself to stay out of especially when I am in a bad mood.

8.  Do some things that you love and make you feel refreshed. My go to place is the gym...without exercise I get cranky and I am hard to live with at work and at home.

9.  Get your adequate rest.

Do you think you may have burnout?  Take a quiz and find out!!

Burnout Quiz

Compassion Fatigue Assessment
 
Resources:
 
Psychology Today: Compassion Fatigue


Sunday, December 14, 2014

35 Years Strong, Peer Resources

Sunday, December 14, 2014


What is Peer Resources?

One of the most successful peer helping programs is located in the school districts of San Francisco and started 35 years ago!  In 1979, a student brought a hatchet to school to attack one of his peers (here is the kicker, many of the students knew about the attack!). After the event, several educators decided that peers have the ability and influence to help other peers; however, they just needed the training, resources, and support to be successful. Since its inception, this peer helping program, now called Peer Resources, trains over 600 peers each year and serves over 14,000 students in the Bay Area!

Ira Sachnoff
Ira Sachnoff, founder of Peer Resources, sent the board members of the National Association of Peer Programs a video that gives an overview of the history of the program that started in one school with two classes and slowly expanded to all districts. The program only began with peer tutors, but Ira later included classes of peer mentors, peer counselors, and peer mediators.  If you live in the San Francisco area, I encourage you to attend one of Ira's wonderful trainings.


Peer Resources Trainings


Brief of Peer Resources

In this video, Ira shares a beautiful overview of his legacy and in turn, I would like to share it with all of you.  

video

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

First Peer Helper Chat-Read the Transcript

Wednesday, December 10, 2014



Tonight was our very first peer helper chat on Twitter. It was my privilege to co-moderate the chat with my colleague Roselind Bogner, a peer educator and trainer with the National Association of Peer Program Professionals.  If you missed the chat, please view the transcript on Storify.  Also, follow us on Twitter at #peerprograms.



Saturday, December 6, 2014

My Top 10 Blog Posts for 2014!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Welcome to my top ten posts for 2014!  Each year,  I like to include the posts that have the most hits over the last 365 days.  

Hope you enjoy and please feel free to share with your colleagues!!


Check out some great websites, blogs, and resources for high school counselors!!


Tools include Twitter, Schedule Once, QR Codes, Remind, Livebinders, Visual.ly, Haiku Deck, and Voki. 


View the awesome videos created by Erin Mason on how to use some of the most popular tech tools available to school counselors. These tools include Twitter, Livebinders, Google Drive, Smore, and Remind.


Check out some great ideas on how to promote your Red Ribbon Campaign using some new and creative ideas.  View my other posts on Red Ribbon Week ideas.  Check my newest post from this October: The Ultimate Over the Top Campaign for Red Ribbon Week.


Read about some of my scariest moments over the 15 years as a high school counselor.  Some of the events are quite unbelievable!!


This is one of my newer posts that got a lot of hits from school counselors!  Seems that that many school professionals are interested in this topic!!  Stay tuned to more posts on handling conflict in schools as a school counselor.


This posts looks at how we can work with freshmen at the beginning of the school year.



This post is an overview of a presentation conducted by Russ Sabella at he 2014 American School Counselor Conference on the effectiveness of using Google in your counseling practice.


Check out some of the best of the best on Twitter!!


Some of my new tech tool loves include: Portfoliyo, School Circle, Volunteer Spot, Pinterest, and Emaze!!

Want to know the top posts from 2013?  View my post here!






Sunday, November 30, 2014

Workshops, Seminars, and Conferences...OH MY!!

Sunday, November 30, 2014



Looking to get CEUs, new ideas, or just be with your colleagues?  Think about attending a workshop, seminar, or conference next year!!  I have included links to conferences in the areas of at-risk youth, disabilities, girl bullying, conflict resolution, innovative counseling techniques, peer helping, trauma and lots more!  Please feel free to share this list with your colleagues.

Please enjoy!

January

Perseverance Process
January 9, 2015
Search Institute
Minneapolis, MN

Wired Differently
January 12, 2015
Tampa, FL

Wired Differently
January 14, 2015
Jacksonville, FL

Helping Young People Learn Self Regulation
January 15, 2015
Pittsburgh, PA 

Helping Young People Learn Self Regulation
January 16, 2015
Philadelphia, PA

Wired Differently
January 16, 2015
Memphis, TN

Wired Differently
January 20, 2015
San Francisco, CA

Mean Girls Seminar
January 20, 2015
Tucson, AZ

Mean Girls Seminar
January 20, 2015
Austin, TX

Mean Girls Seminar
January 21, 2015
Anaheim, CA

Mean Girls Seminar
January 21, 2015
Atlanta, GA

Wired Differently
January 21, 2015
Seattle, WA

Difficult Students Seminar
January 21, 2015
Charleston, SC

Difficult Students Seminar
January 22, 2015
Greenville, SC

Difficult Students Seminar
January 23, 2015
Knoxville, TN

Mean Girls Seminar
January 23, 2015
Fresno, CA

Mean Girls Seminar
January 23, 2015
Columbus, OH

Wired Differently
January 23, 2015
Edmonton, AB

National Peer Helper Conference
January 21-23, 2015
Point Clear, AL

 
Helping Young People Learn Self-Regulation
January 23, 2015
Minneapolis, MN

Mean Girls Seminar
January 26, 2015
Portland, OR


Helping Young People Learn Self-Regulation
January 26, 2015
Omaha, NE

Difficult Students Seminar
January 26, 2015
Tulsa, OK

February

Time to Thrive
February 13-15, 2015
Portland, OR

Risk Youth National Forum
February 15-18, 2015
Myrtle Beach, SC

National Conference on Bullying
February 24-27, 2015
Orlando, FL

March
National At-Risk Youth Conference
March 1-4, 2015
Savannah, GA

American Counseling Association
March 12-15, 2015
Orlando, FL

Evidence Based School Counseling Conference
March 26-27. 2015
Erlanger, KY

April

New Jersey School Counselor Association Spring Conference
April 10, 2015
Union, NJ

National Suicidology Conference
April 15-18, 2015
Atlanta, GA

Freedom Network Conference
April 21-22, 2015
Washington DC

May

Licensed Professional Association of Georgia
May 7-10, 2015
Augusta, GA

June

International Conflict Resolution Summit
June 17-22, 2015
Arlington, VA

Girl Bullying Conference
June 22-24, 2015
Las Vegas, NV

National Conference on School Discipline
June 22-24, 2015
Las Vegas, NV

American School Counselor Conference
June 28-July 1, 2015
Phoenix, AZ

National Conference on School Discipline
June 29-July 1, 2015
Atlanta, GA

Wired Differently Conference
July 29-July 1, 2015
Atlanta, GA

Innovative Counseling Conference
June 29-July 1, 2015
Atlanta, GA

July

National Alliance on Mental Illness Conference
July 6-9, 2015
San Francisco, CA

National Autism Conference
July 8-11, 2015
Denver, CO

National Conference on School Discipline
July 15-17. 2015
Niagara Falls, NY

National School Safety Conference
July 27-31, 2015
Las Vegas, NV

October

NACAC National Conference
October 1-3, 2015
San Diego, CA

Association for Conflict Resolution
October 7-10, 2015
Reno, NV

November

National At-Risk Youth Conference
November 6-8, 2015
Las Vegas, NV


Please message me to add conferences to this site @ Cynthia_morton@yahoo.com.