Friday, September 2, 2022 | 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
University of Memphis – University Center


You are invited to attend!

You are invited to attend!

RTI-B T1/T2 Coaches and Co-Coaches, School Counselors, Social Workers, School Psychologist, and Mental Health Professionals from Memphis-Shelby County Schools are invited to attend a day of training and inspiration with Carolyn Stone and others. Come be refreshed and invigorated to continue the work you are doing. For the full schedule see below.

Also, each school will receive a COMPLIMENTARY BOOKSTORE VOUCHER to be used to select resources at the NCYI Product Showcase – compliments of Memphis-Shelby County Schools and the sponsors listed below.

Please note, participants must sign in and out to receive PLZ credit.

With grateful appreciation to our Sponsors

With grateful appreciation to our Sponsors

Memphis-Shelby County Schools



Listen. Learn. Get Inspired.

Carolyn Stone

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 was ASCAs Ethics Chair from 2002 to 2022 and chaired the last four revisions of the ethical standards.

Carolyn will present a two-part keynote in the morning for all attendees, and in the afternoon, she will present a breakout session for school counselors only.

Student Support Professionals can be powerful strategists when applying legal muscle to problems that impact the educational environment. Federal and case law can protect marginalized youth, yet, there are still laws that can hinder student support advocacy efforts. Intervening on behalf of students is infinitely easier if there is a law that provides leverage. This session focuses on the rights of students who are gay or transgender, students in foster care, pregnant students, victims of dating violence, sexual harassment. or bullying. Legal understanding coupled with our ethical imperative to advocate is a formidable combination and increases the odds that counselors will have sway in systemic change and individual support.

Student Support Professionals can be powerful strategists and formidable advocates when applying legal muscle to problems that impact youth who are victims of trauma. Intervening on behalf of students is infinitely easier if there is a law that provides leverage. This session focuses on the legal rights of students who have experienced trauma such as domestic violence, abuse, homelessness, foster care, sex trafficking, and bullying.

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.

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7:30 am – 8:15 am


Gina Keene, Sr. Advisor, SEED

8:15 am – 8:25 am

Welcome and Framing of the Day

Dr. Angela Hargrave, Executive Director, SEED and Dr. JB Blocker, Manager, EDI-SEED

8:25 am – 8:35 am

Greetings from the University of Memphis

Dr. William Hunter, Professor, U of M and Tennessee TSC

8:35 am – 8:55 am

Introduction of Vendors/Sponsors

Robert Rabon, President, NCYI and Dr. Randy McPherson

8:55 am – 9:00 am

Introduction of Keynote Speaker

Dr. Rhonda Hill, Manager, SEED

9:00 am – 10:15 am

Keynote Speaker

PART 1:  Advocating Legally and Ethically for Marginalized Youth

PART 2: Student Support Professional Advocating with Legal Muscle to Support Trauma Informed Schools

Dr. Carolyn Stone, Professor of Counselor Education, UNF and Past President, ASCA 

10:15 am – 10:30 am

Break & Transition

10:30 am -11:15 am

Breakout Sessions

GROUP A: RTI-B Implementation: The Why & The

Gina Keene, Sr. Advisor, SEED

GROUP B: NCYI Resource Showcase & Visit Sponsors

Robert Rabon & Sponsors

11:15 am – 12:35 pm

Lunch for Participants and NCYI Showcase & Visit Sponsors

11:15 am – 12:35 pm

Special Guest Luncheon

12:35 pm – 12:45 pm


12:45 pm – 2:00 pm

Breakout Sessions

SCHOOL COUNSELORS ONLY: Legal Literacy and Ethical Practice in the Complex World of School Counseling

Dr. Carolyn Stone, Professor of Counselor Education, UNF and Past President, ASCA

GROUP C: Classroom Management: Introduction to Restorative Practices

Kelvin Hart, Sr. Advisor, SEED

2:00 pm – 2:15 pm

Break & Transition

2:15 pm – 2:55 pm

Breakout Sessions

NCYI Resource Showcase & Visit Sponsors

Robert Rabon & Sponsors

Practical Interventions for Tier 1 and Tier 2

Caressa Liggins-Green, LaToya Rogers, & Constance Weymouth, RTI-B Counselors

2:55 pm – 3:00 pm

Closing Remarks & Evaluation

School Counseling Managers

Group A – T1/T2 Coaches & Co-Coaches and School Counselors

Group B – Social Workers, Behavior Specialists and Other Staff

Group C – Other Participants



Registration has Closed



Registration includes ALL activities of the Summit, including lunch, the training sessions, parking, and the Product Showcase voucher / coupon. Please register below.

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Please Note: If we are forced to cancel the Summit 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. On social distancing and other health and safety measures, the regulations/guidelines that apply to large gathering centers may change. We will conform to all necessary regulations/guidelines that are in place as of the date of the Summit.



Each school attending will receive a generous coupon/voucher to shop in the NCYI Product Showcase at the Summit!

This is an opportunity for you to personally review and purchase curriculum, activity and small group manuals, books, videos, DVDs and CDs. NCYI has the newest and best guidance resource materials available from America’s foremost publishers in Classroom Guidance, Character Education, Bullying Prevention / Intervention, Anger Management, Conflict Resolution, Separation Issues, Grief Recovery, Learning Disabilities and Social Skills Training.

Save on shipping and handling – You can save 5% to 8% by purchasing from the on-site display and taking the resources with you, which eliminates shipping and handling charges! On-site discounts will also be offered.

Specialty savings on overstock items – Save 50% or more off the retail price of a unique selection of overstock items.

NCYI accepts all major credit cards, personal checks, purchase orders, and even cash for additional purchases! If you have building level funds available, you can use a school purchase order.

Practical Guidance Resources Educators Can Trust

National Center for Youth Issues, or NCYI, is a national non-profit organization that publishes and distributes guidance resource materials for schools. In addition to publishing its own publications, NCYI represents over 40 different publishers of educational resources. They also provide training opportunities for educators through on-site training services, as well as regional and state-wide conferences.



Fax 423.899.4547

National Center for Youth Issues
ATTN: Memphis-Shelby County Schools Summit
P.O. Box 22185
Chattanooga, TN 37422-2185

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.

Make all checks and purchase orders payable to:
National Center for Youth Issues