October 4-6, 2023
Embassy Suites
Loveland Hotel Conference Center & Spa
4705 Clydesdale Pkwy
Loveland, CO 80538

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October 4-6, 2023
Embassy Suites
Loveland Hotel Conference Center & Spa
4705 Clydesdale Pkwy
Loveland, CO 80538

Join us for the CSCA Conference
October 4-6, 2023
Register to Attend
Dynamic Speakers
Gain insights, inspiration, and effective plans of action.
Featured Speakers
40+ Exhibitors
Meet with exhibitors to get valuable resources and information for your school.
Register to Attend
Network and be Refreshed
Get a much needed break and find encouragement from hundreds of school counselors across the state.
Register to Attend
Engaging Breakout Sessions
Multiple breakout sessions available to gain insights, inspiration, and effective plans of action.
Register to Attend
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Join us for the CSCA Conference
October 4-6, 2023
Register to Attend
Dynamic Speakers
Gain insights, inspiration, and effective plans of action.
Featured Speakers
40+ Exhibitors
Meet with exhibitors to get valuable resources and information for your school.
Register to Attend
Network and be Refreshed
Get a much needed break and find encouragement from hundreds of school counselors across the state.
Register to Attend
Engaging Breakout Sessions
Multiple breakout sessions available to gain insights, inspiration, and effective plans of action.
Register to Attend
Previous
Next
Join us for the CSCA Conference
October 4-6, 2023
Register to Attend
Dynamic Speakers
Gain insights, inspiration, and effective plans of action.
Featured Speakers
40+ Exhibitors
Meet with exhibitors to get valuable resources and information for your school.
Register to Attend
Network and be Refreshed
Get a much needed break and find encouragement from hundreds of school counselors across the state.
Register to Attend
Breakout Sessions
Engaging breakout sessions available to gain insights, inspiration, and effective plans of action.
Register to Attend
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Don't miss the premier conference for school counselors!

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Thanks for joining us for the 2022 Lone Star State School Counselor Association Conference!

We look forward to seeing you next year.

SAVE THE DATE!

SAVE THE DATE!

Details to come.

Learn more about our Sponsors

Learn more about our Sponsors

ACT is a mission-driven, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people achieve education and workplace success. Grounded in more than 60 years of research, ACT is a trusted leader in college and career readiness solutions. Each year, ACT serves millions of students, job seekers, schools, government agencies and employers in the U.S. and around the world.

For more information please contact Rose Gardner, Account Executive, at rose.gardner@act.org or at 903.217.6021.

Aperture Education has empowered over 6,500 schools and out-of-school time programs across North America to measure, strengthen, and support social and emotional competence in K-12 youth and educators. The Aperture System includes the DESSA suite of strength-based assessments, CASEL™ aligned intervention strategies, and robust reporting, all in one easy-to-use digital platform. This system enables education leaders to make strategic, data-based decisions about SEL within their organizations.

For more information please contact Alyssa Moore amoore@apertureed.com and Erin Robertson erobertson@apertureed.com.

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College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success—including the SAT, the Advanced Placement Program, and BigFuture. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators, and schools.

For more information please contact Jill Schott, Senior Director, State and District Partnership at jschott@collegeboard.org or (281) 254-9757.

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Big Future Scholarships

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Connections Wellness Group is a full-service mental health practice that offers a variety of treatment options to those seeking help. Our exceptional wellness model includes therapy, psychiatry, nutritional and day-program services designed to ensure that we treat the whole client. We are dedicated to silencing the stigma associated with mental illness in our community. For more information please contact Joshua Marshall, Director of Business Development, via email or at 940.231.9669.
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DialCare is a virtual and telephonic counseling service. You can give your students ages 11 and older access to mental health assistance no matter where they are. Members can use their phone, tablet or computer for sessions with mental health professionals from the comfort of their home or on the go. Let our mental health professionals help give you peace of mind.

For more information contact Becca Bean, Assistant Vice President at beccab@dialcare.com.

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OUR PURPOSE: To work with school counselors, teachers and parents, using marketing as a force for good, to help students—while they are in school—discover their purpose, by connecting them with a world of high skill/high income careers that they don’t yet know about, and when they do-they are blown away.

For more information please contact Allison Brandt, Executive Director at Hello@MakeItMovement.org.

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The Monique Burr Foundation for Children (MBF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting youth from bullying, online dangers, and all types of child abuse by providing personal safety and prevention education programs. MBF Programs include MBF Child Safety Matters® (for elementary schools), MBF Teen Safety Matters® (for middle and high schools), MBF Athlete Safety Matters® (for youth athletes), and MBF After-School Safety Matters® (for after-school and youth-serving organizations).

For more information please contact Julie LeMay, Customer Service Manager, at julie@mbfpreventioneducation.org or at 904.562.1846.

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QuaverEd, a world leader in online curriculum development, is a Nashville-based provider of innovative education resources, including Social Emotional Learning, General Music, Full-Day Pre-K, Health, and more! Quaver’s comprehensive curricula uses the power of interactivity, humor, and music to engage today’s students. Professional Development and College programs are also available.

For more information please contact Carlie Phillips, Director of Sales, at carliephillips@quavered.com or at 731.697.7809.

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With RV sales increasing and more and more Americans taking to the road to enjoy the outdoor lifestyle, skilled RV technicians are in high demand. The RV Technical Institute’s hands-on training and instruction, created by top RV industry experts, provides the experience and expertise needed by manufacturers, dealerships and repair shops nationwide.

For more information please contact Curt Hemmeler, Executive Director, via email at rvti-info@rvti.org or at 800.664.0154.

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SchooLinks is a modern college and career readiness platform with a user experience designed to facilitate a focus on whole-student outcomes. Our platform helps counselors to guide students in developing their Academic and Career Plan by aligning career exploration and postsecondary preparedness activities with Washington’s legislative initiatives. With technology and features that enable data-driven decision-making at every stage, SchooLinks allows counselors to make a positive impact — when it matters most.

For more information please contact Adam Frillman at 314-443-2458 or at adam@schoolinks.com.

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Innovation Guide

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SCUTA is used by school counselors and school districts to develop a data-driven, evidence based school counseling program. It follows the ASCA National Model® recommendations and offers confidential, comprehensive documentation and use of time analysis system. It is an invaluable tool for School Counselors who want to do best practice, keep accurate records and develop a data driven school counseling program. School Counselors using SCUTA, have the ability to clearly illustrate the nature of their work and school needs with supervisors and stakeholders. For more information please contact Kathy.
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Texas A&M University at Galveston is the island campus of Texas A&M University dedicated to developing leaders who are changing the world. We educated nearly 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students annually in maritime and maritime programs whose commitment to our Core Values positions them to fuel the blue economy now and in the future.

For admissions purposes only, Texas A&M University at Galveston is SAT/ACT test optional for Spring 2023 and Fall 2023.

Aggieland Saturday by the Sea, our campus open house for Fall 2022, is scheduled for Saturday, October 22.

For more information contact Student Enrollment Services at admissions@tamug.edu or (409) 740-4414.

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Learn how you can build valuable job skills, lead your peers, and get a start on a great future! The Texas National Guard is the best way for teens to gain leadership experience and earn money for college, all while doing something worthwhile for the state and country.
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What does “Building Your Future. Not Your Debt.” mean? It is asking you to let our program provide the education you need to advance your career without incurring any debt. Sounds crazy, right? It’s not. We are investing in your talent and future so that you can grow your career without a heavy financial burden. Our model allows you to focus on learning and growing, not how much it is costing you. Let’s do this together. For more information please contact Ann Baker, Dean of UFP Business School at ann.baker@ufpi.com or (616) 365-1574.
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Part of the internationally-renowned University of Texas System, The University of Texas at Tyler offers UT excellence and the advantages of a comprehensive public university – set in a friendly learning environment focused on individual student success. With leading programs in nursing, business, engineering, arts and sciences, pharmacy, pre-med and teacher education, UT Tyler is passionate about your personal and professional success.

For more information please contact George Norton, Executive Director of Admissions at gnorton@uttyler.edu or (903) 566-7205.

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For more information contact Mr. John Turks at 469-502-9273.

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Xello is an engaging, online program that helps K-12 students define their future goals and transform their aspirations into actionable plans for success. The program puts students at the center of their college and career planning experience. It helps them build self-knowledge, explore their options, create a plan, and develop the 21st-century skills needed to thrive in the world of work.
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SPEAKERS

SPEAKERS

We have many dynamic speakers who will be speaking at the conference. Check back soon!

Michele Borba

More speakers will be presenting at the conference. Check back soon!

Session information coming soon.

Thrivers: What Really Helps Kids Find Happiness Today & Success Tomorrow 

Keynote Speaker 
Thursday, October 5, 2023
10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

ABOUT THE SESSION:

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Michele Borba, Ed.D. is an internationally renowned educator, award-winning author, and parenting, child and bullying expert recognized for her solution-based strategies to strengthen children’s empathy, social-emotional intelligence and character, and reduce peer cruelty. A sought-after motivational speaker, she has presented keynotes throughout the world and served as a consultant to hundreds of schools and corporations, including the Pentagon and many US Army bases. Her proposal: “Ending School Violence and Bullying” (SB1667) was signed into California law in 2002. She offers realistic, research-based advice culled from a career of working with over one million parents and educators worldwide.

Dr. Borba is a frequent NBC contributor who has appeared 140 times live on the TODAY show and countless other shows. She’s a media spokesperson for numerous corporations, and a consultant to McDonalds and Disney. Borba is the award-winning author of 24 books translated into 14 languages. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the National Educator Award (presented by the National Council of Self-Esteem) and the National Child Safety Award of 2016 by Child Safety Network.

Dr. Borba is a former classroom teacher with a wide range of teaching experience, including work in a private practice with children with learning, and emotional disabilities She received a Doctorate in Educational Psychology and Counseling from the University of San Francisco, an M.A. in Learning Disabilities and B.A. from the University of Santa Clara, and earned a Life Teaching Credential from San Jose State University. She lives in Palm Springs, California with her husband and has three grown sons.

SCHEDULE

SCHEDULE

Tentative

The conference takes place on Sunday, October 22 - Tuesday, October 24. Check back soon for a detailed schedule!

SBEC and LPC Hours

15.5 SBEC CPE hours available (#902-466)

15.5 LPC CPE hours available (2740)

REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION

We are excited to have you join us!
Save the date! Registration will open on February 6th.

Registration Closed

Advanced Registration Deadline:
Thursday, November 3rd at noon

Become a Member

Save on your conference registration by becoming a CSCA member! Please contact CSCA directly for all membership questions.

Supervisor Approval Letter

Do you need help justifying this conference to your Supervisor? Vying for a good funding source can be challenging sometimes. We have created a letter (modeled from ASCA) you can customize to support your efforts to attend the 2023 CSCA Conference!

CSCA Conference | October 4-6

Professional Member*

$499**

Student or Retiree Member*

$399**

Non-Member

$599

Save $100 if you register by August 31st!**

*You must have a CSCA Membership good through October 6, 2023 to receive the Member Price. To take advantage of the discounted Member prices, renew your membership if needed, which can be done below when you register.

**To qualify for the Early Registration Rate, your registration form AND payment (copy of your purchase order, check, or credit card) must be received or postmarked by the Early Registration cutoff date.  

CANCELLATION POLICY: If we are forced to cancel the CSCA Conference because of a “force majeure” event, such as a government restriction on large gatherings that cover the intended size of the conference, then we will issue full refunds of the registrations. Otherwise, our normal cancellation policy will be upheld: There will be no refunds after September 4, 2023. All cancellations before September 4, 2023 will be refunded less a $25 handling fee. The conference is not responsible for and cannot give refunds due to problems beyond its control such as weather or school closings.

On social distancing and other health and safety measures, the CSCA Conference will conform to all necessary regulations/guidelines that are in place in Loveland, CO as of the date of the conference.

By clicking the above Register button you will be directed to the CSCA website to complete your registration.

Online Registration has Closed

The online registration portal is now closed, but we will be accepting on-site registration at the event. Please bring the Registration Form (see below to download) with your method of payment to the conference.

To pay with a check or purchase order please download the registration form and send it in with your check or purchase order. Registrations cannot be processed without payment. Contact us with questions.

CANCELLATION POLICY: If we are forced to cancel the LSSSCA Conference because of a “force majeure” event, such as a government restriction on large gatherings that cover the intended size of the conference, then we will issue full refunds of the registrations. Otherwise, our normal cancellation policy will be upheld: There will be no refunds after October 6, 2022. All cancellations before October 6, 2022 will be refunded less a $25 handling fee. The conference is not responsible for and cannot give refunds due to problems beyond its control such as weather or school closings.

On social distancing and other health and safety measures, the LSSSCA Conference will conform to all necessary regulations/guidelines that are in place in Frisco, TX as of the date of the conference.

REGISTER ONLINE

Register below online using a credit card or download the registration form and send it in with your payment.

Advanced Registration Deadline: Thursday, November 3rd at noon
After the cutoff you will be able to register onsite.

To pay with a check or purchase order please download the registration form and send it in with your check or purchase order. Registrations cannot be processed without payment. Contact us with questions.

ACCOMMODATIONS

ACCOMMODATIONS

VENUE & HOST HOTEL:

Embassy Suites by Hilton Loveland Hotel Conference Center and Spa

4705 Clydesdale Pkwy
Loveland, CO 80538

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Reservation information coming soon.

The Embassy Suites, the Conference’s host hotel, has a conference rate of $154 per night, plus tax, which remains valid for reservations made by September 3, 2023, while rooms are available. The price includes full, cook-to-order breakfast and evening Manager’s Reception.

You can also book a room by calling (800) EMBASSY (362-2779). Please be sure to mention to mention that you are with the Colorado School Counselor Association Conference.

Make Hotel Reservations Early! Limited Availability!

Come Learn and Play!

In the evening, make sure you take time to relax and enjoy the surrounding area. Visit The Promenade Shops at Centerra, just a few minutes from the Embassy Suites. You can sit back and relax at the many restaurants, such as Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano, P.F. Chang’s, Red Robin, along with others. The Promenade Shops at Centerra also has an Metropolitan MetroLux 14 movie theater, so you can finally watch that movie you have been wanting to see. Enjoy shopping at the LOFT, Yankee Candle, Sephora, Barnes & Noble, and many more!

We hope this conference will educate and equip you to do your job well, and we also hope you will take advantage of the wonderful ways you can relax and be refreshed!

CONTACT INFORMATION

866.318.6294

Fax 423.899.4547

registrations@ncyi.org

National Center for Youth Issues
ATTN: CO-SCA
P.O. Box 22185
Chattanooga, TN 37422-2185

Make all checks and purchase orders payable to:
National Center for Youth Issues

The Attendee will receive an email confirmation to the email address provided when their registration is processed. (Make sure to check Junk/Spam folders.) Please allow ample time for processing.

Please contact CSCA directly with all membership questions.

Sponsors receive attendee contact information.