September 14-16, 2022
Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa
1800 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY

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September 14-16, 2022
Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa
1800 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY

Join us for the KSCA Conference
September 14-16, 2022
Register to Attend
Dynamic Speakers
Gain insights, inspiration, and effective plans of action.
Featured Speakers
30+ 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 KSCA Conference
September 14-16, 2022
Register to Attend
Dynamic Speakers
Gain insights, inspiration, and effective plans of action.
Featured Speakers
30+ 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 KSCA Conference
September 14-16, 2022
Register to Attend
Dynamic Speakers
Gain insights, inspiration, and effective plans of action.
Featured Speakers
30+ 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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Achievement in Career Development (ACE), powered by KEDC, is an ILP Career Development Platform that is easy to navigate and beneficial to your students. In addition, the High School platform allows students to create a portfolio showcasing their academic and career successes. It is a walking resume that will continue to follow them after high school graduation. ACE follows the Kentucky Department of Education’s ILP Rubric to assure accuracy for the mandated ILP.

For more information please contact Carla Kersey, Career Counselor Service Provider/Project Development Coordinator, at carla.kersey@kedc.org or at 859.255.6411.

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The College Funding Coach was founded in 2002, to teach parents how to EFFICIENTLY pay for college without destroying their retirement nest egg!  The College Funding Coach is the only national organization that is brought into elementary, middle, and high schools in 25 different states, to teach parents how to pay for college without going broke! For almost 20 years, The College Funding Coach has worked with counselors and school administrators at elementary, middle, and high schools across the country, educating parents through our nationally acclaimed free parent workshop called “Little Known Secrets of Paying for College.  With significant changes to the FAFSA, and the reduction of financial aid at many colleges and universities, The College Funding Coach has never been more needed for parents who are looking to reduced their out-of-pocket cost for their children’s college education.

For more information contact Demetrius Doss at ddoss@thecollegefundingcoach.org or at 703.340.6911.

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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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The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science is Kentucky’s first residential 2-year STEM program for gifted and talented juniors and seniors. Established in 2007, students enroll as juniors and are full-time WKU students pursuing their interests in advanced science, technology, engineering, and mathematical careers, all while receiving a full scholarship for their room and board, tuition, and meals.

For more information contact Melanie Redden, Office Coordinator at academy@wku.edu or (270) 745-6565.

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Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) has a mission to improve students’ access to postsecondary education. For over half a century, KHEAA has enhanced the educational opportunities available to Kentucky students by administering state financial aid programs and providing Kentuckians with services and information about higher education. KHEAA’s Outreach service is vital in fulfilling the agency’s mission and helping students and families plan, prepare and pay for college.

For more information please contact Kim Dolan, Director of Outreach Services, at kdolan@keaa.com or at 502.759.1776.

Enlisting in the National Guard means more time at home. Training typically requires one weekend each month, with a two-week training period once each year. Soldiers can get a college degree, learn job skills that translate to the civilian world and make bonds that last a lifetime all while serving part-time close to home. The Kentucky Army National Guard can also pay for students’ college tuition to KY State Colleges and Universities. Live Here. Serve Here. Learn Here.

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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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Hello! Thanks for checking out UPS! We offer an array of educational programs that cater to the need of your students post-secondary goals. With many of our programs including 100% tuition as well as Part-Time employment opportunities, and even our LOOP program offering a housing allowance – there is something for everyone! Please check out www.UPSjobsKY.com for more specific program information, Thank you for your time!

For more information please contact Mary Krauser, Talent Acquisition Specialist, via email mkrauser@ups.com or at 502.835.5471.

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For more information please contact Lindsay Volpe, Ambassador, via email or at 718.673.1794.

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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!

Jessica Sinarski

Sherlyn Bratcher

Julia Cook

Molly Hudgens

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

Session information coming soon.

PRE-CONFERENCE SESSIONS

The Pre-Conference Learning Sessions are an additional opportunity for more professional development and CEU contact hours. The sessions generally cover more in-depth information and allows more opportunity for discussion. These sessions are not included in the conference registration fee and have a minimal fee. Space is limited. Interested participants are encouraged to register early. Sessions run concurrently, so only one may be chosen.


What’s Inside Your Backpack: Setting Aside What We’re Not Meant to Carry

Jessica Sinarski

Pre-Conference Session
September 14th | 2:00 p.m.

ABOUT THIS SESSION:

The weight of stress, worry, and trauma can have lasting impacts on both body and brain. This shows up in every area of school life – from the classroom to the lunchroom to the staff lounge! Take some time to dig into your backpack and learn strategies to set aside the “books” you’re not meant to carry. Participants will learn concrete tools for lightening the emotional load for staff and students. Trauma-expert and author Jessica Sinarski weaves in the latest brain science to make this inspirational session a lasting change-maker!

SPEAKER BIO:

Jessica Sinarski, LPCMH equips parents and professionals to be healers for hurting children. Weaving user-friendly brain science into everything she does, Jessica ignites both passion and know-how in audiences. Extensive post-graduate training and 15+ years as a clinician, consultant, and parent educator led her to create BraveBrains, a resource and training platform for home, school, and community. She is also the author of the Riley the Brave picture books and What’s Inside Your Backpack?
Jessica partners with school districts and child welfare agencies across the country to better incorporate effective trauma-sensitive practices into their work. She also shares her expertise as a contributor to magazines, blogs, and podcasts. When not writing and training, she continues to work as a bilingual therapist and clinical supervisor at an innovative adoption support agency.


Be the Superhero of Your School Counseling Program!

Sherlyn Bratcher

Pre-Conference Session
September 14th | 2:00 p.m.

ABOUT THIS SESSION:

Scheduling, testing, IEP/504 meetings, supervising duties …. How do you find the time to counsel your students? Learn how to build your school counseling program with strategies for all tiers and levels, manage your time, organize your duties and responsibilities while also taking care of yourself and your staff. You may not leave knowing how to leap tall buildings with a single bound, but you will leave with strategies and tools to use as soon as you return to your school.


KEYNOTE SESSIONS

Got Hope? NOPE!: Understanding the Importance of Hopefulness

Julia Cook

Opening Keynote Session
September 15th | 8:30 a.m.

ABOUT THIS SESSION:

The most tragic thing a person can lose is their hope. Without hope, despair takes over. Without hope…a child becomes hopeless. Hopeless children don’t try, have poor relationships with others, and feel helpless. In terms of resilience and well-being, hope is a critically important predictor of success. Research tells us that by the time children are 10 years old, they have maximized the amount of hope instilled in their minds. This poses two very unique challenges for parents, teachers, and counselors…How do we help children increase their amount of hope prior to the age of 10, and how do we help them maximize their hope potential after the age of 10. In this research-based, humor infused keynote, Julia Cook explores the components of hope, discusses the results of the Hope Scale for Children, defines the differences between hope and optimism, and presents a blueprint for maximizing hope growth and potential in children, teens and adults.
“Hope is our children’s window for a better tomorrow!” Ready…Get “MIND SET”…GROW!

SPEAKER BIO:

Julia Cook, M.S. is a national award-winning children’s author, counselor, and parenting expert. She has presented in thousands of schools nationally and internationally, regularly speaks at education and counseling conferences, and has published almost one hundred children’s books on a wide range of character and social development topics. The goal behind Cook’s work is to actively involve young people in fun, memorable stories and teach them to become lifelong problem solvers. Inspiration for her books comes from working with children and carefully listening to counselors, parents, and teachers, in order to stay on top of needs in the classroom and at home. Cook has the innate ability to enter the worldview of a child through storybooks, giving children both the “what to say” and the “how to say it.”


Saving Sycamore: The School Shooting That Never Happened

Molly Hudgens

Awards Brunch Keynote Session
September 16th | 11:00 a.m.

ABOUT THIS SESSION:

Molly shares the story of how she prevented a school shooting on September 28, 2016. When a student with a fully-loaded semi-automatic handgun came to her with a plan to kill people on the school’s campus, he told her, “I came to you because you’re the only person who can talk me out of this.” After a ninety-minute intervention, the student relinquished the weapon to Hudgens with no shots fired and no lives lost. Hudgens’ retelling of the event walks the audience through the specifics of the incident that took place in her office and highlights previous training that affected her decision-making process during the event. Hudgens speaks boldly of her faith throughout and challenges those in attendance to remember that every human interaction matters and that one life can make a difference. Hudgens became the first Tennessean and only the tenth woman to become a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation’s Citizens Medal of Honor for her efforts that day.

SPEAKER BIO:

Molly Bradley Hudgens is a 1998 and 2000 graduate of Western Kentucky University with a bachelor of arts degree in English and Allied Language Arts and a master of arts education degree in counseling. She is currently completing her twenty-first year as an educator in the Cheatham County School System where she serves as a school counselor at Sycamore Middle School in Pleasant View, Tennessee.
After a personal experience in college, her interest in violence prevention and safety sparked a desire to educate others who work with intervening in the lives of potentially violent teenagers. Her in-depth study on school shootings and the teenagers who commit these acts, “Recognizing Red Flags,” has been utilized nationally to train professionals in the fields of education, law enforcement, juvenile probation, and juvenile court. The training focuses on understanding the three types of school shooters and how to use threat assessment tools as an intervention to prevent violent acts in a school and community setting.

Molly Hudgens will also be presenting a session titled The Best Plan You Hope to Never Use: Building a Crisis Plan.

SCHEDULE

SCHEDULE

Tentative

The conference takes place on Monday, April 4th - Tuesday, April 5th. Check back soon for a detailed schedule!

Professional Development

The conference has been approved for up to 11 hours of EILA this year!

  • One credit for each keynote session.
  • Six credits for the general conference hours.
  • Three credits for the pre-conference session if you attend one.

EILA Certificates will be available on-site.

REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION

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

Become a Member

Please visit the KSCA website and become a member or renew your annual membership. For questions about KSCA membership please contact, Heather Wells at heather.wells@boyd.kyschools.us.

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 KSCA Conference!

Main Conference | September 15-16

Professional / Affiliate Member*

$205

Save $20 if you register by July 31!**

Student / Retiree / Emeritus Member*

$105

Save $20 if you register by July 31!**

Non-Member

$250

Become a Member and Save! Details below.

Onsite registration adds $30 to your rate, so register now! (Non-Member rate will not change.) Details on the registration form below.

Pre-Conference | September 14

Professional / Affiliate

$50

Student / Retiree / Emeritus

$40

*Your KSCA membership must be good through September 16, 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.

REGISTER ONLINE

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

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 KSCA 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 August 14, 2022. All cancellations before August 14, 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. The sponsors of the conference receive registrant contact information.
On social distancing and other health and safety measures, the regulations/guidelines that apply to hotels and conference centers may change. The KSCA Conference will conform to all necessary regulations/guidelines that are in place as of the date of the conference.

ACCOMMODATIONS

ACCOMMODATIONS

VENUE & HOST HOTEL:

Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa

1800 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY 40511

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Reservation information coming soon.

All events of the conference will be located at the Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa. Standard rooms at the hotel may be reserved at a special conference rate of $139 per night, plus tax. This rate is valid through August 30, 2022.

You can also book a room by calling (800) 228-9290 or (859) 231-5100. Be sure to mention the Kentucky 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. Visit the Hamburg Pavilion, just minutes away from the Marriott. You can sit back and relax at the many restaurants available, such as Logan’s Roadhouse, Tekka, and Old Chicago, along with others. Enjoy shopping at the White House / Black Market, DSW, Bath & Body Works, and many more!

Click here to see all the fun you can have at the Hamburg Pavilion.

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: KY-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 KSCA directly with all membership questions.

Sponsors receive attendee contact information.