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Thursday, September 15, 2016

FSCA September 2016 E-News


FSCA September 2016 E-News
Sept. 15, 2016
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Important Announcements from FSCA...
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FSCA Convention 2016

Open your door to the 2016 FSCA Convention!

School Counselors Open Doors for Student Success
October 27, 2016- October 29, 2016
DOUBLETREE by Hilton
Orlando at SeaWorld
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Take Advantage and Save $$$$ now!

Early Bird Registration has opened and runs until OCTOBER 1, 2016

Registration will close October 24th; walk-in registration will be available at the Convention but an an increased rate. 

FSCA Convention Hotel Special Room Rate
$127.00 p/night
Available until October 5th, 2016

Call for Volunteers!

Are you interested in making this year's convention a success? If so, join our team of highly motivated FSCA Volunteers. 

Why Volunteer with FSCA? 
  • Be a stakeholder in state level professional development
  • Network with a team of actively engaged school counseling professionals
  • Free FSCA shirt
Opportunities include:
  • Registration Assistant
  • Session Monitor
Shifts are available throughout the October 27-29, 2016 Convention

Email us if you would like to join the team! FSCAVolunteers16@gmail.com

Graduate Student Posters

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The Graduate Student Poster session will be held during the Opening Reception of the Convention on Thursday, October 27th, 6:30-9:00 PM. Interested students please complete the


Professional Development

Best Practices in Counseling our LGBTQ Students- Webinar

Date: September 22, 2016; 6-7 PM EST


The Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) youth are coming out and publicly acknowledging that they are LGBTQ at younger ages than ever before. For many LGBTQ youth, sexual orientation or gender identity is why they are in out-of-home care in the first place. Their families may have rejected them outright, or they were forced to escape physically or psychologically abusive families who wanted to “cure” or punish them. Further exacerbating their situation is the harassment and violence that LGBTQ youth often face in school settings. As a result, LGBTQ youth are over-represented in out-of-home systems of care. They are at increased risk of homelessness, dropping out of school, physical or emotional abuse, depression, substance abuse, rape and suicide. In this webinar, learn the basics of the acronyms and best practices when counseling LGBTQ students in our schools. 

Presenter’s Bio

Veritza holds an M.S. in Counselor Education and a B.A. in Psychology from Florida International University as well as a Professional Educator's Certificate in English 6-12, Elementary K-6, and Guidance and Counseling PK-12. In the K-12 setting, she specializes in academic planning, emotional, and psycho-social solution based counseling with her students. Veritza also works with community partners to provide her students with the best available services. Veritza also serves in the Florida School Counseling Association (FSCA)’s Board of Directors for the 2014-2017 term, as well as she is the past Chairperson for Dade School Counseling Association (DSCA) (dadecounseling.org). She is also a proud member of the American School Counseling Association (ASCA). Veritza has experience presenting in her district as well as statewide at FSCA conventions about the important issues facing our LGBTQ students in our schools. She is passionate about advocating for all students.


Call for Webinars!

Are you a school counselor doing something amazing at your school? Do you wish you could share your knowledge and experience with other counselors around the state? We are always looking for counselors who are shining in their schools! 
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If you are interested in leading the next webinar please send:
  • Title & Description of your webinar
  • Brief Presenter Bio and Photo
Please send information to Veritza Kostovski 
 
We look forward to hearing from you!


FSCA & Social Media

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Don't forget about our BLOG as well!


FSCA E-News

Do you have something exciting to share that you would like to potentially have added to the next FSCA ENews? Please email ReyS@collierschools.com for details! 
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  (888) 785-8611
fsca@fla-schoolcounselor.org
P.O. Box 752
Safety Harbor, FL 34695-0752

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