October 10-11, 2024
Pines Manor
Edison, NJ

October 10-11, 2024
Pines Manor
Edison, NJ

Join us for the NJSCA Conference
October 10-11, 2024
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 NJSCA Conference
October 10-11, 2024
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 NJSCA Conference
October 10-11, 2024
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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Don't miss New Jersey's premier conference for school counselors!

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Thanks for joining us for the 2023 Lone Star State School Counselor Association Conference!​

We hope to see you next year!

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SPONSORED BY

Learn more about our Sponsors

The New Jersey Chapter is fueled by the mission to save lives by providing education and support to the Garden State. The grassroots work we do focuses on eliminating the loss of life from suicide by: delivering innovative prevention programs, educating the public about risk factors and warning signs, raising funds for suicide research and programs, and reaching out to those individuals who have lost someone to suicide. For more information contact Elizabeth Roithmayr-Clemens, Executive Director at eroithmayr@afsp.org.
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, Senior Vice President at beccab@dialcare.com.
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We present, train, and collaborate with schools, corporations, and hospitals, providing a comprehensive Integrated Mental Health
treatment model. This model incorporates traditional psychotherapeutic care combined with evidence-based Mind/Body approaches to promote overall stress reduction, wellness, emotional regulation, and distress tolerance. Clients and participants working with ICCC have unique access to a continuum of care that aids them on their journey towards Post Traumatic Growth. 

For more information contact Tristin Fleck,  Educational Coordinator at (732) 997-8740 or tfleck@integratedcareconcepts.com.

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Ithaca College is a private residential campus where students find life-changing academic pathways, powerful career networks, and lifelong community. Situated near 150 majestic waterfalls in the Finger Lakes region of New York State, the city of Ithaca has been ranked as the best college town in the United States. IC offers more than 140 majors and minors through its five industry-leading schools, where students benefit from small class sizes, personal mentorship, and professional experiences. 

For more information contact Lakesha Watson, Assistant Director for Regional Recruitment (New Jersey) at lwatson2@ithaca.edu.

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As many as 1 in 50 individuals show signs of Tourette Syndrome or other tic disorder – and most of them undiagnosed, misdiagnosed and/or misunderstood. NJCTS provides answers for these individuals and their families through referrals to programs and services, education and training so that families, peers and professionals will be better qualified to help those with Tourette Syndrome, and support of research programs so that we can find better treatments and a cure. 

For more information contact Claudia Lijo, Education Outreach Coordinator at clijo@njcts.org.

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QuaverReady is an online program designed to help all students succeed in school. It includes an evidence-based social and emotional learning curriculum and intervention and behavioral resources.

For more information contact Nathan Wesner at (615) 922-2014 or NathanWesner@QuaverEd.com

ROX trains female school counselors & educators to deliver evidence-based programs to girls in grades 5-12. The ROX Program for Girls is a co-curricular experience with a 20-lesson curriculum that has been proven effective with more than 40,000 girls since 2006. Curricula focus on: Girl drama & bullying, healthy relationships, social media, body image, stress and coping. 90% of participants report that ROX is the thing they like best about School. Partner with us to empower your girls with ROX! 

For more information, please contact Nancy Willis, Program Director  at (614) 783-1058  and nancywillis@rulingourexperiences.com

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SchooLinks is a modern college and career readiness platform that supports districts’ implementation of a comprehensive curriculum and framework to prepare students for the post-secondary pathway of their choice.  Containing more than eighty interactive student experiences from interest discoveries, academic planning, and soft skill development – SchooLinks offers internship matching, career mentorship, industry partner management, and more to help districts support holistic postsecondary readiness. Our unified solution supports New York’s initiatives for improved student outcomes and postsecondary readiness. 

For more information, please contact Sean Murphy at sean@schoolinks.com

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OUR MISSION: To steer youth straight toward making sound, rational decisions through a learning experience that provides a message of reality to help them make positive, informed choices through assemblies, professional development for staff, and parent academies and includes curriculum, courses, and other support materials.

For more information contact Darla DeLeon, Chief Executive Officer at (856) 690-8878 or darla@steeredstraight.org.

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The College Funding Coach® was founded in 2002 to help families better understand the complex strategies for paying for college and making higher education more affordable. Since that time, The College Funding Coach® team has been on a mission to help families make the college dream a reality…and still retire one day. 

For more information contact Hugo Carvajal, Regional Director at (201) 212-1046 hcarvajal@thecollegefundingcoach.org..

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When you support students joining the U.S. Army, you increase their chances in college. They’ll gain access to tuition assistance options that pay for all or part of college. The Army provides state-of-the-art skill training in a career fields from Culinary to Aviation to Medical and Engineering. The Army also has for you March2Success.com, a FREE standardized test prep course. To learn more, visit armyedspace.com, call an Army Education Specialist at 301.395.0776, or stop by the Army booth. 

For more information please contact Baron McCombs, Ph.D., CA, Retired Chief Academic Officer/Assistant Superintendent, HCS, FL  at baron.mccombs.civ@army.mil  or (301) 395-0776.

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Wellpoint (formerly Amerigroup) has proudly served NJ FamilyCare members since 1996.  Wellpoint helps improve health care access and quality for low-income residents throughout NJ. Whole person health is at the foundation of everything we do and our services and programming address people’s physical, social and emotional health. To learn more about Wellpoint New Jersey, please visit: https://www.wellpoint.com/nj/medicaid

For more information contact Margarita Valentin, Health Promotion representative at (732) 340-6746  or margarita.valentin@wellpoint.com.

Xello is an engaging, online program that helps K-12 students define their future goals and transform their aspirations into actionable plans for success.

It helps them build self-knowledge, explore their options, create a plan, and develop the skills needed to thrive in the world of work. 

For more information please contact Delfina Manocchio, Territory Manager at delfinam@xello.world

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SPEAKER

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

Keynote Speakers

Ashley Wright

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Keynote Session 
October 11, 2024| 9:00 a.m.

Are you an educator feeling stuck in a rut? Do you yearn for a sense of purpose in your work? “Passion. Purpose. Position” – a call to action for educators to unleash their unique gifts and transform their communities. Join Ashley for an inspiring keynote session where you’ll discover how to harness your passion, find your purpose, and position yourself as a change agent in education.

When you identify your strengths and align them with your goals, you’ll truly discover the impact you can have in your school and beyond, and leave a legacy with every individual you encounter. Become transformed and motivated to make a difference in the lives of your students, staff, and community. 

 


 

Born and raised in Houston, TX, Ashley Wright has been an educator for the past 14 years, and a certified school counselor and licensed professional counselor for the past 5 years. Her experience as an elementary classroom teacher helped her to realize students were having endless challenges that dealt with home, school, and peers. She later decided to become a school counselor in order to fully serve and connect with students campus-wide and in her community. This move enabled her to reach more students with social-emotional support and strategies/tools to enhance their resilience and relationships.

Recently recognized as the 2022 American School Counselor of the Year Finalist and 2021 Texas School Counselor of the Year, Ashley continues as a national speaker and advocate of the profession to teach students and educators to accept diversity, increase self-esteem, build character and maintain resilience. It is her divine belief that “Every human being has the unlimited potential to make positive change in one’s life.”

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

SCHEDULE

Tentative

The conference takes place on Sunday, November 3 - Tuesday, November 5. Check back soon for a detailed schedule!

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REGISTRATION

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

Advanced Registration Deadline:
October 6, 2024

Become a Member

Please visit the NJSCA website and become a member or renew your annual membership. Please contact NJSCA directly for all membership questions.

For questions about NJSCA membership please contact, Jim Lukach at jimlukach@msn.com or at 732.846.6468.

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 2024 NJSCA Conference!

FULL Conference | October 10-11

Professional Member*

$159

Student & Retiree Member*

$135

Non-Member**

$199

Save $25 if you register by August 31st!***

Friday ONLY | October 11

Professional Member*

$109

Student & Retiree Member*

$85

Non-Member**

$149

Save $10 if you register by August 31st!***

*Your NJSCA membership must be good through October 11, 2024 to qualify for these rates.

**If you register for the Full Conference or Friday Only as a Non-Member you will receive a complimentary NJSCA membership. Pre-Conference Only registration does not include a complimentary NJSCA membership.

***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 NJSCA 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 10, 2024. All cancellations before September 10, 2024 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 regulations/guidelines that apply to hotels and conference centers may change. The NJSCA Conference will conform to all necessary regulations/guidelines that are in place as of the date of the conference.

REGISTER

Register online below 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

HOST HOTEL

Crowne Plaza

2055 E Lincoln Hwy.
Edison, NJ 08817

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Reservation information coming soon.

Standard rooms at the hotel may be reserved at a special conference rate of $124 plus tax. This rate is valid through September 9, 2024.

All reservations must be guaranteed and accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. A $30 Security incidental deposit will be taken at check in.

You can also book a room by calling (866) 279-4813. Be sure to mention the NJSCA Meeting Block and the “NCY” group code.

New Jersey School Counselor Association Conference Crowne Plaza exterior

Make Hotel Reservations Early! Limited Availability!

Come Learn and Play!

Enjoy your evenings at Menlo Park Mall, just minutes from Pines Manor and the Crowne Plaza. Get some retail therapy at places like Sephora, Forever 21, White House Black Market, Bath and Body Works, and more! Or eat dinner at Benihana, The Cheesecake Factory, Rainforest Cafe, or Smashburger. You can also visit the AMC movie theater, so you can finally watch that movie you have been wanting to see. The Menlo Park Mall has a variety of options for your entertainment.

Click here to see all the fun you can have at the Menlo Park Mall.

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: NJSCA
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 NJSCA directly for all membership questions. For questions about NJSCA membership please contact, Jim Lukach at jimlukach@msn.com or at 732.846.6468.

Sponsors receive attendee contact information.