November 6-8, 2022
Embassy Suites & Frisco Convention Center
7600 John Q Hammons Drive
Frisco, TX 75034

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November 6-8, 2022
Embassy Suites & Frisco Convention Center
7600 John Q Hammons Drive
Frisco, TX 75034

Join us for the LSSSCA Conference
November 6-8, 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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Join us for the LSSSCA Conference
November 6-8, 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
Previous
Next
Join us for the LSSSCA Conference
November 6-8, 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.
Register to Attend
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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

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

Listen. Learn. Get Inspired.

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

Steve Bollar

Carolyn Stone

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

Session information coming soon.

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

Carolyn Stone

Keynote Speaker
November 6th | 1:00 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.

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Standing Tall Through It All

Steve Bollar

Keynote Speaker
November 7th | 9:15 a.m.

ABOUT THIS SESSION: Challenges can either force you to step up your game or they can stop you in your tracks. Steve will show you how to overcome challenges in your schools and come out better, maximize leadership, and more motivated than ever. In this humorous yet focused session, you’ll discover:

  • How to maintain the focus needed to get great results…even when chaos and challenge surrounds you!…
  • How you can increase productivity no matter what is happening or how overwhelmed you are…
  • How to maximize difficult relationships that keep you from success – and how to prevent relationship breakdown from stalling your progress ever again!

SPEAKER BIO: Steve Bollar, a.k.a. Stand Tall Steve, is an educational thought leader, former Superintendent of Schools, principal, author and a school culture and motivation expert. He is known for his quick wit, creative thought, and humorous personality. Steve is the author of the school culture book Ideas, Ideas, Ideas! and is a contributing author in the book School Climate 2.0: Preventing Cyberbullying One Classroom at a Time. Steve openly shares his knowledge, experiences and creativity with others. He currently speaks to students, staff and communities throughout the country about how to think differently about schools, education, and life.

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More session information coming soon.

SCHEDULE

SCHEDULE

Tentative

The conference takes place on Monday, April 4th - Tuesday, April 5th. 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 soon.

Advanced Registration Deadline:
Thursday, November 3rd at noon

Become a Member

Save $50 on your conference registration by becoming a LSSSCA member for $30. Simply add the LSSSCA Membership to your total (see below).

For questions about LSSSCA membership please email Tiffany Gilmore.

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 LSSSCA Conference!

LSSSCA Conference | November 6-8

Professional Member*

$170

Student & Retiree Member*

$130

Non-Member

$220

Save $20 if you register by September 15th!**

*You must have a LSSSCA Membership good through November 8, 2022 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.  

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.

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.

ACCOMMODATIONS

ACCOMMODATIONS

VENUE & HOST HOTEL:

Embassy Suites Dallas Frisco Hotel Convention Center and Spa

7600 John Q Hammons Drive
Frisco, TX 75034

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Reservation information coming soon.

The Embassy Suites, the Conference’s host hotel, has a conference rate of $162 per night, plus tax, which remains valid for reservations made by October 13, 2022, 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 (972) 712-7200. Press #1 for Reservations. Please be sure to mention the “LSS” group code.

Make Hotel Reservations Early! Limited Availability!

OVERFLOW HOTEL:

Hilton Garden Inn Dallas/Frisco

7550 Gaylord Pkwy
Frisco TX 75034

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The Hilton Garden Inn, within easy walking distance from the Embassy Suites, has a conference rate of $154 per night, plus tax, which remains valid for reservations made by October 25, 2022, while rooms are available. The group rate includes a Continental Breakfast Buffet.

You can also book a room by calling (469) 362-8485. Please be sure to tell the hotel that you are with the “Lone Star State School Counselor Association 2022” group.

Make Hotel Reservations Early! Limited Availability!

OVERFLOW HOTEL:

Home2 Suites by Hilton

2000 Parkwood Boulevard
Frisco, TX 75034

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The Home2 Suites, within easy walking distance from the Embassy Suites, has a conference rate of $134 per night, plus tax, which remains valid for reservations made by October 14, 2022, while rooms are available. The group rate includes complimentary parking and breakfast.

You can also book a room by calling (972) 377-7300. Please be sure to tell the hotel the group code “CHTLSS” or that you are with the “Lone Star State School Counselor Association 2022” group.

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 Stonebriar Centre, one mile from the Embassy Suites. You can sit back and relax at the many restaurants at the Stonebriar, such as Cheesecake Factory, California Pizza Kitchen, Perry’s Steakhouse and Grill, and Dave and Busters, along with others. The Stonebriar Centre also has an AMC movie theater, so you can finally watch that movie you have been wanting to see. Enjoy shopping at the Sam Moon, Williams & Sonoma, Coach, Yankee Candle, Sephora, Forever 21, 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: LSSSCA
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 LSSSCA directly with all membership questions.

Sponsors receive attendee contact information.