Wednesday, April 19, 2017

ASCA Aspects April 2017

April 2017

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April 27, 2017: Webinar: ASCA Annual Conference Session Proposals. Learn more and register here.
May 1, 2017: Regular registration deadline for 2017 ASCA Annual Conference. Learn more here.

May 4, 2017: Webinar: Trauma-Informed Care. Learn more and register here.
May 9, 2017: Webinar: Get Published in Professional School Counseling Journal. Learn more and register here.
Open Comment Period for Position Statements
ASCA is currently revising a number of position statements, as well as adding two new ones. The public comment period for providing input on these position statements is open until April 28. Read the proposed statements and provide comments here.

ASCA Webinars On Demand
Did you miss one or more of our webinars? Did you participate in a webinar but would like to view it again? Visit our webinars on demand page on the ASCA website. ASCA members can watch any of our previously aired webinars at your convenience, for free. They are also great for professional development sessions with colleagues. Start watching today.
Annual Conference: Register by May 1 to Save
Join approximately 3,000 school counseling professionals for four days of inspirational keynote sessions, informative breakout sessions, in-depth looks at hot topics in the school counseling profession and networking opportunities galore at the 2017 ASCA Annual Conference, July 8–11, 2017. Register by May 1, 2017, to save on registration fees. Can't make it to the conference in person? Register as virtual attendee, and you'll still be able to take advantage of the professional development. Learn more about the virtual conference attendance here.

For more information about the conference including hotel information, keynote speakers and more, visit Planning to request financial support from your school or district to attend the conference? Download the justification letter and customize to your needs.

Car Giveaway at Annual Conference
Recharge your passion for the profession at the 2017 ASCA Annual Conference, and you may be able to walk away with a rebuilt classic car while you're at it. Enter for a chance to win a Mazda RX8, rebuilt by WyoTech students and instructors. Click here for more details and giveaway rules. 
RAMP Application Webinars
Applying for RAMP this year or next? View a series of short webinars on the application process and get the inside scoop on each components. 
New and Noteworthy
Arthur Interactive Media (AIM) Buddy Project: The AIM Buddy Project is a media-rich, cross-age buddy program designed to promote social, emotional and character development in elementary school students. AIM supplemental curriculum includes interactive stories and games based on PBS’s award-winning Arthur series, a comprehensive educator guide, training videos and more. Learn more.
National Prevention Week Webinar: On April 20, 2017, SAMHSA, as part of National Prevention Week, will offer a webinar: Suicide and Substance Use in Young People. This webinar will provide an overview of the relationship between suicide and substance use among young people and include best practices in prevention and intervention. Register today.
Using Story to Create Empathy: Teaching empathy can be an important part of activity in the classroom; empathy helps people understand one another and calls on the common humanity in all of us. The staff at TeachThought has compiled a list of 30 books that can be used in the classroom for the purpose of teaching empathy. The list contains some classics as well as a few surprises.
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