September 20-22, 2023
Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa
1800 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY

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September 20-22, 2023
Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa
1800 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY

Join us for the KSCA Conference
September 20-22, 2023
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 20-22, 2023
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 20-22, 2023
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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SAVE THE DATE!

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Details to come.

Thanks for joining us for the 2022 KSCA Conference!

Thanks for joining us for the 2022 KSCA Conference!

We look forward to seeing you next year.
September 20-22, 2023

SPONSORED BY

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Learn more about our Sponsors

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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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 Ashley Cook, Partnership Manager at acook@apertureed.com.

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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 brought into elementary, middle, and high schools to teach parents how to pay for college without going broke! For 20 years, The College Funding Coach has worked with counselors and school administrators across the country, educating parents through our nationally acclaimed free parent workshop, “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 looking to reduce their out-of-pocket costs 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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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 can take advantage of our blanket articulation agreement with the KDE, which allows for up to 1 year of previous credit in our Registered Apprenticeship Program at one of our 3 training centers that serve Kentucky. Check us out at www.ikorcctraining.com. We can’t wait to see you or meet you in September!

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

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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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Since our founding in 1909, Milton Hershey School has helped children break the cycle of poverty. We are a place where students can be their greatest selves, meeting their potential with life-changing opportunity. MHS thrives as a cost-free, private, coeducational home and school for more than 2,100 boys and girls from families of lower income across the U.S. Students receive an excellent education, nurturing home life, college and career readiness support, and comprehensive health and wellness care, including medical and dental services, food, and clothing.
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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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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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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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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, Army benefits, and college/financial aid information to you, your parents, or your school!

For more information contact Ms. Abigail Murdock, Education Services Specialist at abigail.l.murdock.civ@mail.mil or at 615.289.138.

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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!

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Tara Brown

Embracing the Power of Your Leadership Footprint

Tara Brown

Keynote Session
September 21, 2023 | 8:30 a.m.

ABOUT THIS SESSION:

It has been said that ‘we never touch another so lightly that we do not leave a trace’. In this humorous inspirational keynote, Tara emphasizes that we are all leaders in some capacity, regardless of title or position, and that kids are constantly seeking leaders who they can follow. Through powerful stories of her time spent both teaching and coaching diverse populations, Tara emphasizes the importance of embracing intentional actions that will inspire and motivate. Characteristics of great leaders will be discussed and attendees will take away tremendous encouragement with which to embrace the power of their leadership footprint on a daily basis.

SPEAKER BIO:

Tara’s 25 year journey has taken her from rural Florida, to Gang Territory in North Long Beach, CA, and to one
of the largest high schools in Tennessee with students representing over 37 countries.

She is recognized as a specialist in connecting with youth and building relationships with students and staff. Her career has impacted mainstream, at risk teens and nontraditional leaders by empowering them with leadership and life skills and guiding them toward the life they envisioned. She received the Pioneer Award and Teacher of the Year award in 2006 for her work in piloting the Leadership Development program at Antioch High School. Her passion continues to drive her to work with teachers across the nation to better equip them with the ability to connect and have meaningful relationships with their students, in order that more relevant learning can take place. Tara’s workshops are designed to help introduce educators to the latest brain-based learning research and resiliency factors, as well as provide classroom implementation strategies.

Raychelle Cassada Lohmann

Amy Beal

Kyle Thomas

Andrea Sebastian

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.


Understanding and Managing Disruptive Behaviors in Schools

Raychelle Cassada Lohmann

Pre-Conference Session
September 20, 2023 | 2:00 p.m.

ABOUT THIS SESSION:

Nationwide schools are experiencing a rise in disruptive student behaviors. Behavioral issues can adversely impact the school environment leading to more peer-to-peer conflict, classroom disruptions, and even staff exhaustion. Educators know firsthand the amount of time spent on disciplining and redirecting challenging behaviors. In this interactive session, you will learn how to accurately assess and interpret challenging behaviors and effectively identify the antecedents for disruptive outbursts. Additionally, you will learn evidence-based coping skills to help your students manage their emotions and control their behavior, leading to more favorable outcomes. This session will help equip you with the essential knowledge to help your students minimize challenging behaviors and maximize academic, emotional, and social success.

SPEAKER BIO:

Raychelle Cassada Lohmann, Ph.D., is a counselor educator, clinical mental health counselor, school counselor, and international author of numerous books, including two in the 15-Minute Focus series: Anger, Rage and Aggression, and Growth Mindset, Resilience, and Grit, along with many others. Raychelle has expertise in a wide range of issues affecting children and adolescents, from anger and aggression to anxiety and depression to sexual trauma and bullying. Raychelle attended North Carolina State University, receiving her B.A. in psychology, her M.S. in counselor education, and her Ph.D. in counseling and counselor education. With 25 years in the counseling profession, Raychelle has devoted much of her time to working with children, adolescents, parents, and educators.
Raychelle is a licensed clinical mental health counselor supervisor and licensed school counselor in NC, and a licensed professional counselor in SC. She is also an EMDR-trained provider and holds the following certifications: Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), Board Certified Telemental Health Provider (BCTMH), Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), and Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF).


Proactive Counseling for the Post-Covid Student

Amy Beal, Kyle Thomas, Andrea Sebastian

Pre-Conference Session
September 20, 2023 | 2:00 p.m.

ABOUT THIS SESSION:

Attendees will learn proactive, evidence-based strategies and best practices for large group, small group, and individual counseling based on the current developmental needs of our students post-Covid. Presentation will include large group collaboration as well as breakout time based on levels (elementary and middle/high.). Counselors will leave with easy to implement strategies to impact student success through their school counseling program.

SPEAKERS BIOS:

Amy Beal has been a practicing school counselor for 11 years.  As a comprehensive school counselor, her passion lies in cultivating joy & success in her students through evidence-based data-driven interventions.  She was named the 2019 KY Elementary School Counselor of the Year & the 2020 KY School Counselor of the Year and has earned the ASCA RAMP designation in 2016 and Re-RAMPed in 2021.  Beal is an executive board member of the KY School Counselor Association and serves as a member of the KDE Commissioner’s School Counselor Advisory Counsel and was a contributor to the KY Framework of Best Practices for School Counselors.  She also serves on Community Advisory boards for NKU and UC. She is an adjunct faculty member at Xavier University and a site supervisor for practicum and internship students from NKU, UC and Xavier University.   Beal also enjoys presenting at local, state and national conferences.

Andrea Sebastian has been a Professional School Counselor for twelve years in Campbell County, KY. During this time she has experience working with students at all levels. Making data-driven comprehensive school counseling a priority has led to Andrea being a part of three successful Recognized ASCA Model Programs including the most recent recognition resulting in the only current RAMP School of Distinction in Kentucky. Andrea was the Kentucky School Counselor of the Year in 2021 and has chosen to take on leadership roles including presenting at the state and national level as well as serving as the Kentucky School Counselor Association PD Chair.

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

Session information coming soon.

SCHEDULE

SCHEDULE

Tentative

The conference takes place on Wednesday, September 20th - Friday, September 22nd. 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

Registration Closed

Advanced Registration Deadline:
September XX, 2023

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.

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.

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.

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.