If you missed the breakout sessions at the 2nd Annual School Counselors Showcase 2017, here is a summary of each one. The presentations are attached in PDF format.
Preparing Students to be College & Career Ready K-12
Alexis Goddard & Liz Sholly, School Counselors and Naomi Tran, College and Career Counselor
We will be providing practical resources and ways to support your child in the pursuit for college and career readiness.
Second Step Program K-8
Kelli Brennan, Kathie Huisenfeldt, & Alexandra Todd, School Counselors
The Second Step program is the social emotional learning curriculum which counselors present to all students K-8, district-wide. Our presentation will go over the rationale for this program, its benefits, and goals, and what les son content is being taught to our students, as well as sample lesson materials.
Supporting Students with Stress & Anxiety Management
Omero Corral, Kendall Hayward Kasey Kessler, & Rosalia Koba, School Counselors
Stress and anxiety are common hardships facing today's youth. Learn how to recognize signs and symptoms of stress in children and teens and various coping mechanisms for these. In addition, learn what the school counselors in your district are doing to address these concerns and leave with valuable resources and skills to try out at home.
Dania Liza/de, Western Youth Services
Learn practical strategies on how to communicate with your child.
Supporting Your Students' Academic Success
Al Holdsambeck & Katie Ramirez, School Counselors
Academic achievement is a strong predictor of high school graduation and is critical to long-term success in college, work, and life. Parents play a crucial role ensuring that their child's needs are met in school and at home. Our presentation will introduce how the growth mindset can give you the keys to helping your child successfully navigate their school years.
Signs of Suicide & Depression
Shannon Halbert, Kathy Pelzer & Darwin Vega, School Counselors
A Parent’s Guide to Teen Depression: Recognizing the Signs of Suicide and Depression in Teens and How You Can Help
Current Trends in Social Media Workshop
Tom Bogiatzis, School Counselor
Learn about current trends and applications students are using.
Paying for College
Anthony Russomanno, Coordinator College and Career Counseling
Financial aid comes in many forms so learn the different ways college can be affordable plus what college really costs. Hear some general strategies such as how picking the RIGHT schools can get you the most free money.
More Resources Available Here (Student Support Services Website)