Saturday, June 25, 2016

Can't Be at ASCA? Attend #notatasca16!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Me miserable at home & #NotatASCA16

Sigh...I can't be at the ASCA Conference this year!!  Unfortunately, this is the second year in a row that I have not been able to make the conference to meet up with all the amazing counselors from social media or hear all the awesome presentations.  While that stinks for me, I am so happy for all of the school counselors who will be going and will be re-energized from all the great information and camaraderie in New Orleans!  If you are like me and can't go to ASCA16, don't fret!  For several years, there have been great efforts made by ASCA and non-ASCA participants to provide school counselors with the conference in the comfort of their own homes.  So, how is this possible?  Well, read on and you will learn how to be a #notatASCA16 attendee!!

Become a #notatASCA16 Attendee

First, if you can't physically be at ASCA16, you can be a virtual attendee.  Go to the ASCA Conference website and sign up to be a virtual attendee. It does cost, but it is not as expensive as a hotel, airfare, and food...well, you get it.
Danielle Schultz
 Second, follow the conference hashtags which include #ASCA16, #notatASCA16, and #scchat. During the conference, many attendees will post their pictures, notes, and insights with these hashtags so non-attendees can get the latest information.  To follow on Twitter, set up your feed for #ASCA16 and #notatASCA16 on Hootsuite or Tweetdeck.  The amazing Danielle Schultz wrote a very informative blog on how to participate in #notatASCA15 from last year.  Also, check out last year's #notatASCA15 chat hosted by Dr. Erin Mason and Danielle Schultz

Last year's chat hosted by Danielle and Erin
 Third, read about the upcoming conference to get some excitement pumping through your veins.  See the June #SCCHAT transcript about ASCA16. 


Fourth,  I am excited to announce that Danielle Schultz and I will host the #notatasca16 chat. In addition, we will be signing up volunteers to share information from conference attendees during the week of the ASCA conference.   
Details will be posted soon on Twitter!!


Planning for #ASCA17 

Okay, interested in going to #ASCA17, but lack the funds??? Check out some ideas from other school counselors on how they were able to finance their trip to NOLA and beyond.  Get ready for next year's conference in Denver, CO!!

July 8-11, 2017

Some school counselors picked up second jobs and held garage sales.  Check out  Franciene Sabens' ideas on how she was able to raise funds to go to ASCA 15 and ASCA16. 

Ever wish for a fairy godmother to magically finance your trip to ASCA?  Well, there is a group of school counselors who have made this happen for several school counselorsCheck out the link to the Counseling Geek's site to the School Counselor Community Scholarship  website to donate to school counselors who needed additional funds to attend ASCA.  

See this year's eight winners!!

Dylan Hackbarth, Como Park Senior High School
St. Paul, MN

Emily Weber, Turner Hill Elementary School
Turnwater, WA

Jocelyn Casalou, Challenge Preparatory Charter School
Far Rockaway, NY

Jessica Kamber, Roberto Clemente Elementary School
Allentown, PA

Amy Wheeler, Conservatory Lab Charter School
Brighton, MA

Shauna Williams, Blue Ridge High School
New Milford, PA

Laura Ross, Five Forks Middle School
Lawrenceville,  GA

Erin Rebling, Indian Valley Elementary
Lewistown, PA

The SCCS Scholarship is a great way to give to other school counselors so please consider donating to the 2017 SCCS Scholarship!

Where are Future ASCA Conferences?

Of course, it is not too early to plan ahead. Now is the time to think about saving those extra funds or selling the importance of attending ASCA to your administrator.  Fortunately, I have a very understanding and supportive administrator, but there was a time this was not the case. If you fall under the later, here is great justification letter for you to submit to your leadership.
Go to the ASCA website to download your justification letter.

In case you are planning ahead, here are the locations for ASCA from 2018-20!!  Hope to see you there!

July 14–17, 2018
Los Angeles, Calif.

June 29–July 2, 2019
Boston, Mass.

June 27–30, 2020
Seattle, Wash.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Practices of Olympic School Counselors: Taking Your Skills to the Next Level!

Monday, June 20, 2016
I love the OlympicsOlympic athletes are legendary in that they are always pushing themselves to improve mentally and physically.  Whether its seeking a coach who will push them to perform, committing to long days of workouts and training, or maintaining a rigid diet, these athletes have made a commitment to improvement.  In fact, Olympic athletes cannot make half a commitment to be the best...they go all in!  

My excitement about watching the Olympic games in Rio (on tv of course) had me thinking about my own personal journey
on becoming a school counselor. I often wonder if I have the latest information for students, if my skills are still sharp, or if students can even relate to me.  I constantly must ask myself if I am stagnate because I believe I have reached the top of my game or am I willing to go to the next level?  So, here is my question to you,  do you want to improve your skills as a school counselor or stay stagnate?  Well, I am sure the majority of you would say, "I want to improve my skills as a school counselor!I hear you!  So if you want to take your skills up a notch, this post is for you!!  

Tips for Taking Your Skills to the Next Level

In this post, I am going to give you some tips from Dr. Scott Miller, a psychotherapist and founder of the International Center for Clinical Excellence. ICCE is an international community of practitioners, educators, and researchers devoted to promoting excellence in behavioral health by providing connections, education, and sharing among therapists.  Okay, what is this secret you speak of in terms of improving my skills?  Well, according to Miller, there are the four practices of highly effective therapists:

1.  Effective therapists do not rely on their judgment alone, but reflect on their practice by using evaluation methods.  As school counselors, we are no stranger to evaluation.  In fact, there are two types of evaluations you can administer as a school counselor: program evaluation and evaluation of the counseling relationship.  First, let's talk about program evaluation.  Typically, school counselors employ a yearly needs assessment to get feedback from staff, students, and parents to drive their focus of the program for the next school year.  The Spirited School Counselor has created an end of the year evaluation for her program and has graciously given her assessment as an example to other school counselors. Effective school counselors employ evaluation in their programs!

However, have you ever considered evaluating the effectiveness of your relationship with your students?   Dr. Scott Miller has created an ultra-brief evaluation instrument that measures the alliance with your clients/students.  Although the instrument was created for psychotherapists, there is an advantage of using this assessment with your students to measure the effectiveness of your therapeutic relationship.  Why should you measure your therapeutic relationship?  Researchers have found that a positive alliance is the number one predictor of change in the therapeutic relationship.  

If you are interested in knowing more, please check out the SRS Evaluation instrument on Dr. Miller's site.  The instrument is free if you download it for individual use and contains three different instruments: adult, youth, and child.  The client is asked to rate the session in four areas and then the counselor will plot the responses on a grid. These four areas include:
  • Did the client feel satisfied with the relationship with the counselor?
  • Did the client feel his or her goals were discussed in the session?
  • Did the client think the therapist's approach was effective?
  • Was the client satisfied with the session?
In the next meeting, the counselor will begin the session by going over the client answers to those questions. 

Not saying this is for everyone, but if you are serious in making improvements in your relationships with your students, this could be a definite game changer.   

2.  Another practice of effective therapists is to join a community of other professionals.  As school counselors, we are very fortunate that we have many professional organizations and online communities to join.  

If you are new to online communities, here is a list of groups you may consider.  

 Facebook Groups

K-12 Counselor Exchange -  "A place for superhero school counselors who (somehow) manage all grade levels in his or her district. A place to share resources, concerns, and ideas with one another. Please join!"
High School Counselors' Network - "A place for high school counselors to network, share ideas, ask questions, etc."
School Counselors on the Perimeter - "This is a place for those of us in alternative settings/schools to share ideas, resources, frustrations, etc." 
The School Counselor Store  - "A place for counselors to share their resources with other counselors" By the way, this group just started last week and is already grown to over 500 counselors!
Peer Program Network  - "Network of former, current, and future peer program coordinators and trainers. The purpose of the group is to share ideas about starting, improving, or expanding school peer helping programs."
Peer Mediation Programs  - "The Peer Mediation Programs site welcomes collaboration, information regarding mediation training, and helpful resources for existing and new peer mediation programs in schools."
Conflict Resolution Education in Teacher Education  - " Site to share information, training, and resources for conflict resolution education!"

Google+ Groups

Professional School Counseling - "The Professional School Counseling community is the first G+ community for all involved with the field of School Counseling."

Counselor Connect - "This is an open community sponsored by the Indiana Online Academy and the Central Indiana Educational Service Center. It is a place for school counselors from across the globe to share resources, collaborate, and learn. All posts should benefit the members of the community. Welcome to Counselor Connect!"

Google Apps for School Counselors  - "This community was created for school counselors to leverage technology resources with school counseling curriculum in order to create enriching lesson plans and enhance what school counselors do for their school."

Peer Programs  - "Community of peer program professionals sharing resources, information, and expertise. All are welcome to join this community whether you are an expert or novice looking for new ideas!"

Peer Mediation Programs  - "This community supports conflict educators who have or want to create a sustainable peer mediation program in their schools. All members are invited to share their resources, ideas, conflict training skills, and creativity with the community."


#hscchat - High School Counselor Chat hosted by Amber Shepherd  - chat will be the second Monday of every month.

#scNOTaluxury - New School Counselor Chat hosted by Shujuan Hill Shannon.

#scchat  - School Counseling Chat

#etmooc - Chat about educational technology

#sccrowd - School Counselor Crowd - Q & A Day for school counselors-This is an awesome live chat moderated by Ross Wolfson and Susan Spellman Cann every third Tuesday from 8:30-9:30 EST.  Find resources to help in your school practice; get answers to complex situations; or find out if others are facing the same situations you may face in your school.


School Counseling Pinterest Boards  - Shared by Tracy Jackson
(Truly the mother-lode of all things school counseling!)

School Counseling Blog  by Danielle Schultz

High School Counseling

High School and Middle School Counseling by Jenny Vowell

School Counselors on Pinterest by Susan Spellman Cann


School Counseling Livebinders - A plethora of livebinders shared by Tracy Jackson.

You Tube

School Counseling On Air - Series of school counseling topics hosted by Jeff Ream (aka The Counseling Geek).

The Counseling Geek  - Another great series of videos about technology for school counselors.

One Tool at a Time - A series about different technology tools for school counselors hosted by Erin Mason.

Russ Sabella - Great series of videos about how to use technology in school counseling.

Want more communities?  Check out my blog post 66 Top Counseling Resources in 2016.

66 Top Counseling Resources in 2016

3.  Successful therapist seek valuable professional development opportunities.  Want to find some ideas for professional development?  Check out these sites:

Extraordinary School Counselor 

Schools Out for Summer: Professional Development for School Counselors

Also, I want to attach some summer reading suggestions by other school counselors.

Helpful School Counselor
Spirited School Counselor

4.  Effective therapists seek supervision.  I know I hear you saying, "Wait a minute, I have finished with my days of supervision"!  However, the most successful therapists continue to improve their skills and one way to do this is to continue with supervision and practice.  Also, consultation cannot be understated as an important part of improving your skills as a counselor.  According to Dr. Jeff Miller Program, Director UNC @ Pembroke, consultation for school counselors has many benefits.  

These benefits include:
  • Face to face consultation is useful in directly promoting positive mental health among teachers/students.
  • Consultation can address teacher emotions, micro-behaviors, or stereotypes that impede delivery of instruction.
  • Consultation is a direct path to change.
  • Consultation is an integral component of leadership.
  • Consultation increases cultural competence.
  • Can directly and indirectly impact family-school-community connections. 

    As I am writing this post, I am thinking about ways to improve my skills, but I would love to hear from you.  Please feel free to share any ideas or suggestions that you feel may be helpful!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Help Boys to Ride Bicycles & Not Hide Behind Dumpsters

Thursday, June 16, 2016
Weird title right!  But after you ride this post you will understand the significance of a bicycle and a dumpster to this post. 

Over the weekend, I was sitting in the airport in Columbus, Ohio catching up on the all the news from the past week.  One news story, that was covered by all the major stations, was the sexual assault of a young woman by a Olympic swimming hopeful from Stanford.  The story is tragic on so many levels, but for me to rehash the whole story again would be redundant.  So, as I was waiting on my plane, I decided that I would make some observations as a school counselor who has worked with many victimized girls and over idolized athletes.

What's the Big Deal?

Should we really be concerned about sexual assault as a school counselor?  Although the White House has taken a strong stand against sexual assault, it is still very common and accepted among our youth. If you are not convinced, check out these statistics from the Department of Justice.  In an article written for The Atlantic Magazine, the author quoted recent Department of Justice figures which indicate that one in six females and one in 33 males are sexually assaulted in their lifetime and every two minutes a person is sexually assaulted.  So, by the time I have written a few rambling words, about 15 people have been assaulted (unreal!).  So to answer my own question, sexual assault is a real issue in our society. But why? 

Reasons for Sexual Assault Among Males

Psychologist Norman Shpancer wrote an insightful article for Psychology Today called "Why Do Men Sexually Assault Women"?  In that article, he pointed out three variables that may play into why men assault women:

1.  Genetics
Men are biologically stronger than women and can easily overpower them. However, the majority of men refrain from physical force even though they are much stronger.  That is good news!

2.  Glorification of violence
Our society is fascinated with violent sports, video games, and worship of super heroes in movies.  Think of the current music, movies, and attitudes in the media and how it may influence youth.
3.  Societal pressure
Although the first two reasons are very powerful influences on why men may assault women, there is a more powerful variable.  A more concrete reason for assaults among women stems from societal pressure or an internalized societal script on sex.  Dr. Shpancer says that men have a sexual script that has been taught to them by our society which says that women are objects and the sexual act on an object is justifiable.  If that object goes against that sexual script, then the object is subject to loathing and blame.  I think this short video from Face Book makes a important point about the victimization of the object and glorification of those who commit assault...check it out. 

The Stanford Assault Case, a Dumpster, and a Bicycle

In this tragic story, we see all the factors that led to the sexual assault of this young woman. Without going into a lot of details, here is a brief overview of the story.  A college graduate accompanies her sister to a frat party.  The woman drinks too much, meets a young guy, finds herself waking up in the hospital with no recollection of her whereabouts the night before, and discovers that she was sexually assaulted behind a dumpster by the guy she met at the party.  The guy, who was a Ivy League Olympic hopeful, attended Stanford and was looking for a hook up at the party (these are his words, not mine). Following the assault,  he was arrested and plead guilty to the assault.

Former Stanford Student Brock Turner
After several months, the case finally goes to trial and the college athlete is found guilty by a jury.  That should be the end of the story, right?  Well, the story really takes on a whole new persona when the father of the athlete writes a letter to the judge asking for leniency (which is understandable for a grieving parent).  In fact, the father perpetuates the objectification of the woman by reducing the act to twenty minutes of activity.  The father's letter was a reaction to a powerful victim statement written by the victim known as Emily Doe.  Following the pleads of the father, the judge makes a decision that created public outrage. The judge, a Stanford alumni, reduces Turner's sentence to a few months in jail and three years of community service.  While the outrage over the father's letter and the judge's sentence could be the focus of this post, I want to concentrate on two other characters in this tragedy who had a different societal script from Brock Turner, Turner's father, and the judge. These two figures were passing by the party on bicycles when they noticed a young man on top of a motionless female by a dumpster.  Instead of riding off,  they approached the male and asked what he was doing.  Confronted by the two individuals, the assailant made an attempt to run away. Fortunately, that's when the two individuals ran after Turner and held him until the police arrived. 

Who were these two individuals?  They were not American youth, but two Swedish students who just happened to be riding by the frat party.  Instead of turning their backs and riding away, these young men recognized there was a possible sexual assault occurring and confronted the attacker. In my humble opinion, we need more boys on bicycles!!  Now, how do we create them in our society?

School Counselors Creating Boys on Bicycles

Why, as school counselors, should we be concerned about sexual assault?  Other than the fact that sexual assault is against the law and a violation of Title IX, it has a grave impact on our students.  Dr. Carolyn Stone found that students who experience sexual assault tend to suffer from eating disorders and depression, poor academic success, and may start using drugs and alcohol. RAINN found that youth who are assaulted may be:

3 times more likely to suffer from depression.
4 times more likely to commit suicide.
6 times more likely to have PTSD.
13 times more likely to abuse alcohol.
26 times more likely to use substances.

So I like to pose some questions to school counselors reading this post...

How do we influence the societal scripts that young men are learning?
How do we educate students to become engaged bystanders?
How do we educate parents of our students to not contribute to the culture of objectification?

Though I don't have all the answers, I have a few closing thoughts that may be helpful to school counselors.
  • Become educated!  Know what acts constitute sexual assault.  According to the Department of Justice, sexual assault is not rape, but any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without consent. Here is a list of acts that are considered behaviors associated with sexual assault.
Acquaintance rape
Child sexual abuse
Dating violence
Drug facilitated sexual violence
Military sexual trauma
Hate crime
Unwanted touching/contact
Male sexual violence
Partner rape
Sexual exploitation by a helping professional
Sexual harassment
Stranger rape
Masturbating in public
Human Trafficking
  • Be approachable!  A negative school environment encourages more stigma and silence by victims of sexual assault.  If you are not confident in your knowledge and awareness about sexual assault, it is almost impossible to be approachable.
  • Bring awareness. President Obama has declared April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  This is great opportunity to bring awareness and education about sexual assault in our society.   Here are some resources you can use if you are planning a Sexual Assault Awareness Event which can help students stay safe during Spring Break, Summer Break, Homecoming, Prom, etc. 
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
Sexual Assault Awareness Toolkit
Safer Campus
What is Campus Sexual Violence?
Becoming an Agent of Social Change-Youth Guide
Stopping Harassment at School
What is Healthy Sexuality and Consent?
Preventing Acquaintance Rape-Guide for Teens
Surviving Acquaintance Rape

Circle of 6 Phone App - Although developed for college students, think about adapting the Circle of 6 App for your high school students.  Great idea for teens to have before Spring Break and/or prom.  The phone app allows a teen to text your friends in the case of emergency and asks them to come and get him or her.
  • Become an advocate for your students experiencing sexual assault.  You can do this by encouraging your administrators to act according to Title IX. See the Office of Civil Rights Dear Colleague Letter for schools' responsibilities when addressing sexual assault and harassment.
For more information on the school counselors role as an advocate, check out my post on The School Counselor: Sexual Assault Advocate. This post can assist you in educating your students on how to stay safe. 

Also, check out School Counselor By Heart's collection of sexual assault resources for students, staff, and parents.

Oh, one more.  Teaching Tolerance has some great resources for educators that may be helpful as you are gathering additional information.
  • Teach bystanders skills. Consider adding bystander training in your counseling lessons. Many people want to intervene, but they just don't know how to do it.  The National Sexual Assault Resource Center provides copious amounts of resources for educators.
  • Teach about consent. There is big push to teach teens about consent and how one may obtain it.  Depending on your school administration, you may consider educating students about consent.
  • Provide information and resources! Make information available to parents about protecting their child from sexual assault. Here is a resource that may be helpful for you to give your families. 
Training someone to ride a bicycle takes time, patience, and skill.  If we all work together, we can teach our young men to be boys on bicycles and not boys hiding behind dumpsters. 

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Schools Out For Summer: Time for Professional Development!

Saturday, June 4, 2016

In the words of Vincent Furnier (aka Alice Cooper) "Schools Out for Summer"!  Here is the song in case you have never heard is an anthem for me every year!!!

So, now many of us are looking to make plans for vacation, deep cleaning our homes, hanging by the pool, catching up on our summer reading, or binge watching our favorite shows on Netflix. Although I am working some this summer, I already have a packed summer!  I always try to have one trip planned (self care is really important), but I know this is my chance to improve my learning and sharpen my skills.  Whether you are looking for professional development opportunities from the comfort of your home or to physically go to a conference, this post is for you!!!

And now the list...

The conference of conferences for school counselors!!

American School Counseling Conference

July 9-12, 2016
New Orleans, LA

Can't make the conference?  Be  a virtual attendee!!

Register here

ASCA University

ASCA University

Specialist Certifications:

Bullying Prevention Specialist
Bullying is a difficult issue that students can face in any school, and school counselors are often the first person students or parents contact when bullying happens. Earn the ASCA Bullying Prevention Specialist designation to be best prepared to prevent bullying or intervene when bullying occurs.
College Admission Specialist
The world of college admissions can be a confusing one, and often school counselors haven't received any training in this arena. Earn the ASCA College Admissions Specialist designation to be best prepared to help your students on the path to postsecondary success.
Legal/Ethical Specialist
School counselors face legal and ethical challenges every day. From confidentiality issues to records maintenance, from duty of care to sexual harassment issues, a school counselor's legal and ethical questions can spring up from every corner. Earn the ASCA Legal & Ethical Specialist designation to master these difficult subjects.
School Counseling Data Specialist
Collecting and analyzing data can help school counselors and their administrators identify achievement gaps, understand educational issues and assess programs to ensure they are making a difference for all students. 
School Counseling Leadership Specialist
Most school counselors don’t consider themselves to be leaders. However, we all know school counselors who are highly effective at their jobs. What sets them apart from others is leadership. Earn the School Counselor Leadership Specialist designation to ensure you are the best school counselor you can be for your students.

ASCA Webinar Series

2016 ASCA Webinar Series

Solving our Stress: How to Quickly See the Invisible - June 29th
 Learn how the innovative tool, Solving Our Stress, can help you visually chart students’ stress levels and create patterns of internal processes. This allows you to know the impact of your work before the student, parent or staff member leaves your office. The Solving Our Stress tool provides an “in” sight into emotions, in a manner similar to the recent Disney movie “Inside Out.” The tool positions traditionally imperceptible information into a visual format, improves your ability to foster mental wellness and therefore enhances safety in your school.

Promote Your Program - August 24th
A new school year is starting. Are you ready to promote your school counseling program? Toot your horn loud and clear, and let others know about the valuable work you do every day to have a positive impact on students. Learn how you can use various forms of public relations to help get the word out about your counseling program.

Child Sexual Abuse

Child Sexual Abuse Training  

College Board

College Board On Demand Webinars

These links/videos are still active and has great information!  Some topics include:
Common Application
NCAA Eligibility
Middle to High Transition
College Awareness
SAT Preparation
Financial Aid
Successful Principal-Counselor Teams

Crisis and Trauma

Crisis and Trauma Institute
Great site for resources, free handouts, and webinars

Data Boot Camp

Data Boot Camp

Dr. Russ Sabella


Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship
K-12 Online Curriculum Training

Establishing a Peer Helping Program

Establishing a Peer Helping Program
June 16-17, 2016
San Francisco, CA

Establishing a Peer Helping Program
June 20-24, 2016
Lindwood University
St. Charles, MO

Girl Bullying

Girl Bullying Conference

June 19-22, 2016
Atlanta, GA

Las Vegas, NV
June 28-July 1



GLSEN Webinars

High Schools That Work

High School That Works Staff Development Conference
July 13-16, 2016
Louisville, KY

Homeless Education

Homeless Education Self Paced Webinars 

Innovative School Counseling Conference

Innovative School Counseling Conference
June 19-22, 2016
Atlanta, GA

International School Counselor Conference

International School Counselor Conference: Introduction to Essential Skills
July 5-9, 2016
Miami, FL

National School Safety

National School Safety Conference
July 25-229, 2016
Orlando, FL

National Association of Peer Program Professionals: Peer Helping Institute

NAPPP Summer Institute: How to Train Peer Helpers, Evaluate Peer Programs, and Become a Trainer of Peer Program Adults 
June 28 -- July 2, 2016, 9:00 AM -- 5:00 PM daily
Indianapolis, IN


Next Gen School Safety & Crisis 

Next Gen School Safety & Crisis Prevention Conference
June 29-July 1
Las Vegas, GA


Reaching the Wounded Student
Reaching the Wounded Student Conference
June 26-29, 2016 
Orlando, FL

Red Cross

Red Cross Disaster Training 

SAFE Alternatives to Self Harm

SAFE Alternatives Webinars
Great information for parents and school counselors

School Counselor Summer College Tours

Pacific Northwest College Tour
June 21-26, 2016

Summer Sweet Tea College Tour
Georgia Schools
June 11-17, 2016

Sex Trafficking

Sexual Trafficking Webinars
Webinars for medical and counseling professionals

Social Emotional Learning

Social Emotional Learning Conference
July 14-15, 2016
Nashville, TN

State School Counseling Conferences

Arkansas School Counseling Conference
July 18-20, 2016
Hot Springs, AK

Wyoming School Counseling Conference
August 5-8, 2016
Casper, WY

Suicide Awareness

Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Free courses on many topics

Wired Differently

Wired Differently
June 29-July 2, 2016
Las Vegas, NV 

Youth Mental Health First Aid
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
8 hour training for professionals who work with youth 

Also, check out my counselor university page for more webinars and resources!!!