Please register your schools and have your students register individually for the Lancaster Youth Youth Leadership Summit: Dialogues on Race. Please register your school so we know the contact person for each school sending students and have the students register individually so they can select their break-out session preference.
Leadership Summit: Dialogues on Race
The recent months have brought many conversations about race and racism to the forefront of the hearts and minds of many educators and our students. LCSCA is developing a deep collaborative to design and launch a summit for students to discuss aspects of race and racism. The Leadership Summit: Dialogues on Race has come together with strong support from: Millersville University, HACC, YWCA, Crispus Attucks Community Center; #BlackLivesMatter717; Lancaster Newspaper, J-ARTS 2nd Chance Foundation, WITF & the White House Initiative for Educational Excellence for African Americans.
We are asking you to save the date for May 20th, 2015. Please keep in mind 5-10 students, grades 8-12 students who have interests in talking about race and culture, and have interest in leadership to impact their school or community. The Superintendent of Hempfield School District will be presenting at the next superintendents meeting.
Please contact Steve Sharp with additional questions.
The Lancaster County School Counselors Association, in partnership the Lebanon County School Counselors Association & Philhaven, is pleased to announce two trainings!
First is a Mental Health First Aid Training (MHFA). MHFA is a key component to understanding and responding to individuals experiencing a mental health problem or crisis.
· Complete the MHFA training on only ONE of the following dates (March 30th, May 4, or June 8), and you will be eligible for the next exclusive training at a significant discount!
The American Association of Suicidology (AAS) provides Accreditation in School Suicide Prevention. The self-guided program provides in-depth training in prevention, intervention and postvention from the leading organization of suicide research and certification.
· The program has been cost-prohibitive for many school professionals in the past ($350 per individual).
· Through the generosity of Philhaven, we are able to provide the AAS certificate at a 20% discount ($280)
· The first 23 registrants will receive an additional 50% off ($140). (Those who receive the additional 50% will receive an email confirmation).
· (Some districts are still entitled to receive a training for free, please inquire with your supervisor to see if the full scholarship has been claimed).
These training should provide ample resources in preparation for the enactment of the Suicide Awareness and Prevention Law, beginning next year (2015-2016); in addition to enhancing our daily practice.
Again, you need only attend ONE of the MHFA trainings to receive enrollment into the discounted AAS School Suicide Prevention Accreditation. Please complete the registration form below, as soon as possible. The MHFA dates have been provided for your convenience, but space on each date for the MHFA training is limited. Please bring checks for payment on the day of your training.
A big thank you to Philhaven for their generosity and continued support of community.
Details for registration were included in an email to members on February 22nd, 2015. If you are interested in becoming a member of LCSCA and registering for this event, please email Lori.Casanova@conestogavalley.org
We had a great time at our February Meeting. In celebration of National School Counselors Week, attendees indulged in refreshments, could received a hand massage from local wellness center, and participated in the ASCA photo challenge #NSCW15.
The Lancaster County School Counselors Association in conjunction with the Lebanon County School Counselors Association will be hosting a virtual book club on using data in our School Counseling Programs. The format of the book club is designed to accommodate our busy schedules as counselors by having each participant choose a chapter lead discussion on so that we are all leaders in our own learning experience.
The Use of Data in School Counseling: Hatching Results for Students, Programs, and the Profession
by Patricia (Trish) A. Hatch ISBN-13: 978-1452290256
Book Price is about $35
Link to purchase through amazon: http://amzn.com/1452290253
We will utilize the online book club, my-bookclub.com ( http://www.my-bookclub.com/bookclub/school-counselors-book-club/ ) for our group text chats.
The first session of the book study begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, February 5th. It will run every Thursday at 7:30pm until May 7th.
If you are interested in joining the book club, please create an account at My-bookclub.com and join the 'school counselors book club'. Please peruse the book prior to the 27th so you have an idea of which chapter you might want to lead.
Tuesday, January 27th Agenda:
Pennsylvania Representative Brendan Boyle, District 170, (November 14, 2013) introduced HB 1844, a bill to mandate school counselors in Pennsylvania with a ratio.
Contact Your Representative
Pennsylvania state legislators can be greatly influenced by constituents who contact them. Ask for ask for their support in voting for the legislation. Your actions today will have a direct impact on the passage of a Pennsylvania law to mandate school counselors with a ratio.