November 17-18, 2022
Indianapolis Marriott East
7202 E 21st Street
Indianapolis, IN 46219

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Network and be Refreshed
Get a much needed break and find encouragement from hundreds of school counselors across the state.
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Multiple breakout sessions available to gain insights, inspiration, and effective plans of action.
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Join us for the ISCA Conference
November 17-18, 2022
Register to Attend
Dynamic Speakers
Gain insights, inspiration, and effective plans of action.
Featured Speakers
50+ 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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Next
Join us for the ISCA Conference
November 17-18, 2022
Register to Attend
Dynamic Speakers
Gain insights, inspiration, and effective plans of action.
Featured Speakers
50+ 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.
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Thanks for joining us for the 2022 Indiana 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

Centerstone is a not-for-profit health system providing mental health and substance use disorder treatments. Services are available nationally through the operation of outpatient clinics, residential programs, the use of telehealth, school-based services, and an inpatient hospital. Centerstone also features specialized programs for the military community, therapeutic foster care, children’s services and employee assistance programs.

For more information please contact Robert Lambert, Director, Corporate Communications at (540) 815-7934 or Robert.Lambert@centerstone.org.

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The College Funding Coach® was founded in 2002 to help families better understand the complex strategies for saving and paying for college, making higher education more affordable. Through our free comprehensive educational workshop, Little-known Secrets of Paying for College, The College Funding Coach® team has helped thousands of elementary, middle and high school families save and pay for college without going broke! During this time of uncertainty, significant changes to the FAFSA, and lingering questions, The College Funding Coach has an unwavering focus on adding value for the parents, counselors, friends, and families we know and meet.

For more information please contact Matthew Milburn at mmilburn@thecollegefundingcoach.org  or at (317) 705-8173.

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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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Foster Success’s mission is to hear, empower, and support teens and young adults transitioning out of foster care on their journey to self-sufficiency.

For more information contact Tiffany Powell, Assistant Director of Outreach & Engagement, at tiffany@fostersuccess.org or at 317.917.8940.

Are you ready to Inspire Harmony in your schools?

Harmony SEL is a social and emotional learning (SEL) program for pre-K-6 grade students designed to foster communication, connection, and community in schools and out-of-school time organizations. Newly refreshed units available now!   This year we invite you to start on the path to success with a refreshed introduction to Harmony SEL Third Edition.

Inspire celebrates and supports pre- and in-service educators and staff with online professional development resources and educator SEL opportunities.

Check out our new Educator SEL modules, Understanding the Brain to Get to the Heart of SEL and Self-Compassion and Emotion Regulation for Educators.

For more information please contact Elle Essenmacher, Strategic Accounts Advisor at messenmacher@nu.edu or 443-462-1727.

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The IKORCC is dedicated to providing training and opportunities for any person interested in a career in the Carpentry, Millwright or Floorcovering trades. Our 4-year apprenticeship program ends with a Journeyperson Card and an Associate’s Degree. Do your students participate in a CTE Carpentry or Welding program? They may be able to take advantage of an articulation program that allows for direct entry and up to 1 year of credit towards our 4 year apprenticeship. Check us out at https://www.ikorcctraining.com. We can’t wait to see you or meet you in November!

For more information please contact Hope Harp, Outreach Specialist, at hharp@ikorccjatf.org or at 502.889.1677.

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Indiana Online, a department of CIESC, is an accredited online educational program serving grades 5-12 by providing over 120 courses including middle, AP, dual credit, and core 40. All courses are designed to meet the Indiana State Standards, are accredited by Cognia, and approved by the College Board and NCAA. We partner with over 300 Indiana schools to promote the advancement of learning using highly qualified Indiana licensed teachers to facilitate the student’s learning path.

For more information please contact Mary Brabson, Outreach Coordinator, at mbrabson@indianaonline.org or at (317) 759-5559.

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Since 1954, the Indiana Society of Professional Land Surveyors (ISPLS) has been dedicated to the growth and development of the surveying profession. Part of our mission is to provide a professional identity, professional direction and educational services to our members. Check out our resources to see the numerous opportunities available for students! For more information please contact Brian Lewis, Executive Director, at info@ispls.org or at 317.454.8309.
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Since 1954, the Indiana Society of Professional Land Surveyors (ISPLS) has been dedicated to the growth and development of the surveying profession. Part of our mission is to provide a professional identity, professional direction and educational services to our members. Check out our resources to see the numerous opportunities available for students!

For more information please contact Brian Lewis, Executive Director, at info@ispls.org or at 317.454.8309.

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As a leader in online educational institutions, Indiana University High School develops, implements, and refines standards-based, responsive pedagogy that helps learners hone strategies for critical thinking and purposeful interaction in a networked world.

For more information please contact Rebecca Itow, Principal at rcitow@iu.edu or (800) 334-1011.

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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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Standard For Success was founded by educators, for educators to help busy administrators drive performance, save time, and get more done. Together with our customers, we are on a mission to build better teachers, better students, and a better world. Standard For Success serves the entire education spectrum from PK to K12 to Higher Ed. We provide a suite of software and professional services tools focused on improving teacher and program performance. Talk to one of our former educators for more!

For more information please contact Robbie Grimes, Co-Founder and Client Engagement Specialist, at 844.797.3825 or at robbie@standardforsuccess.com.

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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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The U.S. Army provides state-of-the-art training in a multitude of career fields from Culinary to Aviation to Medical and Engineering to name a few. Learn about free education resources the Army offers to students and teachers. Connect with the Education Services representative who can provide presentations on these resources, ASVAB Post Test Interpretation, Army benefits, and college/financial aid information to you, your parents, or your school!

Find out more about the ASVAB program at ASVABprogram.com.

For more information please contact Dave Resler, Education Services Specialist (ESS) at David.B.Resler.civ@army.mil or (317) 499-7313.

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ASVAB CEP Admin Overview

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

Listen. Learn. Get Inspired.

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

Lori Desautels

Keynote Speaker

Session information coming soon.

Polyvagal Theory and Education

Lori Desautels

Keynote Session
November 17, 2022 | 11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

ABOUT THIS SESSION: Our nervous systems and physiological states create and produce the behaviors in school we observe, question, discuss, punish, suspend, seclude, and attend to in all moments throughout the day! As educators and counselors who sit with 30 to 180 plus nervous systems every day, we have traditionally paid attention to observable behaviors, assessing them as appropriate, disrespectful, inappropriate, oppositional, aggressive, manipulative, and a variety of other labels and classifications. Polyvagal Theory and the social and affective neuroscience research now share; that education requires “state regulation” so we are able to access and integrate the cognitive and mental tasks we need to succeed in school and positively navigate life experiences. Dr. Desautels will share the practices that address the nervous system states of our children and adolescents in the classroom preparing the brain and body to learn deeply, mitigating negative behaviors and meeting students in their brain and body state.

SPEAKER BIO: Dr. Lori Desautels, has been an Assistant Professor at Butler University since 2016 where she teaches both undergraduate and graduate programs in the College of Education. Lori was also an Assistant Professor at Marian University in Indianapolis for 8 years where she founded the Educational Neuroscience Symposium. Because of her work, Lori has been able to attract the foremost experts in the field of educational neuroscience, trauma and adversity growing the conference from 60 participants to over 500. Dr. Desautels’ passion is engaging her students through neuroscience as it applies to education by integrating Mind Brain Teaching, learning principles and strategies into her coursework at Butler. The Applied Educational Neuroscience Certificate, created by Lori in 2016, is specifically designed to meet the needs of educators, counselors, and administrators who work beside children and adolescents who have, and are, experiencing adversity and trauma. Lori’s articles are published in Edutopia, Brain Bulletin, and Mind Body Spirit international magazine. She was also published in the Brain Research Journal for her work in the fifth-grade classrooms during a faculty in residence position with Washington Township Schools. Lori is the author of 4 books. Her most recent book, Connections Over Compliance: Rewiring Our Perceptions of Discipline was released in late 2020. Lori has met with well over 70 school districts across the country, in Canada, Costa Rica and Dubai equating to more than 100,000 educators with much more work to be done!

 

Lori will also be presenting a breakout session.

Dave Opalewski

Core Skills Speaker

Carolyn Stone

Core Skills Speaker

Susan Elsworth

Core Skills Speaker

Suicide and Non-Suicidal Self-Injury Prevention, Intervention and Postvention

Dave Opalewski

Core Skills Building Session
November 18, 2022 | 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

ABOUT THIS SESSION: This session will explore the prevalence and difference of these self-destructive behaviors. Learn how to distinguish between suicidal (lethal) and non-suicidal (non-lethal) behaviors, and learn about a three step process used in working with a suicidal person (why and how). Come and discover coping techniques which can be taught to someone who is self-injurious. Also, learn how to help parents to appropriately support a suicidal or self-injurious child. Misconceptions associated with suicidal and self-injurious behaviors, risk factors for youth who self-injure and postvention (creating healing and encouraging school environments in response to these issues) will also be discussed.

SPEAKER BIO: Dave Opalewski is President of Grief Recovery Inc., in Saginaw, Michigan, a certified Death and Dying and Suicide Prevention Instructor for Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. He is also a certified support group facilitator and child trauma specialist, along with being a 33 year veteran of K-12 education; 25 years as a classroom teacher and 8 years as the Director of At-Risk Programs. He worked 3 years part time in a funeral home as an aftercare consultant, working with families of the deceased and pioneered the Saginaw County Aftercare Adult Support Group. He is ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) trained. His published books include 15-Minute Focus – GRIEF: Processing and Recovery, Confronting Death in the School Family, and many others. Dave Opalewski has been published several times in professional journals and is a highly sought after speaker at state and national conferences conducting professional development trainings for several school districts throughout the Country. He was recognized as the “2010 Advocate of the Year” at Central Michigan University for guiding college freshman and a nominee for the 2010/11 and 2012/13 “Excellence in Education” Award. He has recently retired as Professor Emeritus for Central Michigan University in the Teacher Education and Professional Development Department.


Legal Literacy and Ethical Practice in the Complex World of School Counseling

Carolyn Stone

Core Skills Building Session
November 18, 2022 | 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

ABOUT THIS SESSION: School counselors must negotiate the competing interests of the overregulated school environment, student’s need for confidentiality and the legal rights of parents to be the guiding voice in their children lives. Updates on these competing interests will be discussed through recent court developments. Legal rulings will be highlighted in areas such as sexually active students, bullying, academic advising, child abuse, educational records, and sexual harassment, first amendment rights, and transgender youth. The goal is to facilitate participants’ legal literacy and provide guiding principles to support best ethical practice.

SPEAKER BIO: Carolyn Stone, Ed.D., is a Professor of Counselor Education at the University of North Florida (UNF). Dr. Stone is a Past President of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA). Prior to coming to UNF, Dr. Stone spent 22 years with Jacksonville, Florida’s Public Schools as an elementary and high school counselor, middle school teacher and Supervisor of Guidance Services. She supervised 225 school counselors. Dr. Stone currently serves as the Ethics Chair for ASCA and has done so for 15 years.


The Challenges of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Susan Elsworth

Core Skills Building Session
November 18, 2022 | 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

ABOUT THIS SESSION: Baffled why some individuals you are working with have trouble holding it all together, struggle with memory and connecting choices with consequences? Could prenatal alcohol exposure be a possibility? Looking for effective person centered intervention to address challenges? The Challenges of FASD defines FASD, familiarizes participants with the symptoms of FASD and explores person centered interventions to address challenges.

SPEAKER BIO: Susan has a BA in Business Management from Anderson University and an AS in Criminal Justice and Corrections from Ball State University. Susan was a licensed foster parent from 2002-2014 and mentors both foster and adoptive parents. A mother to 13 children, she and her husband Duane adopted 9 foster children: 5 with FASD, 1 with Celiac Disease, and 3 with Reactive Attachment Disorder (RADS). As a previous Executive Director of New Horizons Maternity Home, she has experience counseling birth mothers and their families. Susan formed and serves as Executive Director of IN Alliance, a not for profit corporation serving families and individuals with prenatal exposure to substances and alcohol and the Director of Perinatal Substance Use and Family Advocacy for Mental Health America of Indiana. Susan is the FASD United Affiliate Director the FASD United network. She serves on the Family and Youth Committee for Indiana’s Systems of Care Council.

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

SCHEDULE

SCHEDULE

Tentative

The conference takes place on Thursday, November 17th - Friday, November 18th. Check back soon for a detailed schedule!

PGP and CEU Credits

Attendance certificates will be located in the program (Participant’s Manual) which may be used for PGP and CEU credits if your district accepts this documentation.

REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION

We are excited to have you join us!
Save the date! Registration will open soon.

Advanced Registration Deadline:
Sunday, November 13th

Become a Member

Please visit the ISCA website and become a member or renew your annual membership. Please contact ISCA 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 2022 ISCA Conference!

Main Conference | November 17-18

Professional Member*

$195

Student & Emeritus Member*

$140

Non-Member

$275

Save $35 if you register by September 30th!**

ONE-Day Attendance: Thursday OR Friday | Nov. 17 OR 18

Professional Member*

$145

Student & Emeritus Member*

$110

Non-Member

$225

Save $35 if you register by September 30th!**

*Your ISCA membership must be good through November 17, 2022 to qualify for these rates.

**To qualify for the early registration discount, 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.  

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.

Please Note: If we are forced to cancel the ISCA 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 17, 2022. All cancellations before October 17, 2022 will be refunded less a $25 handling fee. If you transfer your registration from Virtual to In Person (or vice-versa), a $25 transaction fee will apply. The association is not responsible for and cannot give refunds due to problems beyond its control, such as weather and school closings.
On social distancing and other health and safety measures, the regulations/guidelines that apply to hotels and conference centers may change. The ISCA Conference will conform to all necessary regulations/guidelines that are in place 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: Sunday, November 13th
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.

Please Note: If we are forced to cancel the ISCA 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 17, 2022. All cancellations before October 17, 2022 will be refunded less a $25 handling fee. If you transfer your registration from Virtual to In Person (or vice-versa), a $25 transaction fee will apply. The association is not responsible for and cannot give refunds due to problems beyond its control, such as weather and school closings.
On social distancing and other health and safety measures, the regulations/guidelines that apply to hotels and conference centers may change. The ISCA Conference will conform to all necessary regulations/guidelines that are in place as of the date of the conference.

ACCOMMODATIONS

ACCOMMODATIONS

VENUE & HOST HOTEL:

Indianapolis Marriott East Hotel and Convention Center

7202 E 21st Street
Indianapolis, IN 46219

Map

Reservation information coming soon.

All events of the conference will be located at the Convention Center. Standard rooms at the hotel may be reserved at a special conference rate of $135 plus tax. This rate is valid through October 25, 2022.

You can also book a room by calling (888) 236-2427 or (317) 352-1231. Be sure to mention the Indiana School Counselor Association.

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. Shop at places like the Ann Taylor or Saks Fifth Avenue and eat at restaurants like Maggianos or The Cheesecake Factory. Shop at places like Forever 21 or H&M or go to the AMC Theater to catch that movie you have been wanting to see!

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: IN-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 ISCA directly with all membership questions.

Sponsors receive attendee contact information.

All intellectual property rights in and to the ISCA Annual Conference (“the Event”), the content and all materials distributed at or in connection with the Event are owned by the Indiana School Counselor Association and/or the Event sponsors or speakers presenting at the Event. You may not use or reproduce or allow anyone to use or reproduce any trademarks or other trade names appearing at the Event, in any Event content and/or in any materials distributed at or in connection with the Event for any reason without the prior written permission of Indiana School Counselor Association or the presenting speaker.