Pre-conference sessions are scheduled for Sunday, November 14 from 2pm to 5pm. Registration and cost for pre-conference sessions is separate from the conference and must be marked on your registration form.
Presented by: Aimee Hospodarsky, Elementary School Counselor, Shannon Elementary & Carpenter Elementary, Monticello CSD
Presented by: Dr. Laura Gallo, Counselor Educator, University of Iowa
This session will focus on providing participants with information about neuroscience and the influence of trauma on childhood development. We will explore how different types of trauma impact students in the classroom and how school counselors can identify and support these students. Evidence-based strategies such as mindfulness, creative arts, and yoga will be discussed. Participants will have an opportunity to try some of the interventions - wear comfortable clothing.
Presented by: David Ford, AEA Prep, Theresa Putnam-Genz, Muscatine Community College (Louisa-Muscatine and Columbus High Schools)
Have you ever felt like you wanted or needed more support to meet the ever-increasing demands of a school counselor? Many schools have partnered with outside organizations to provide intensive counseling and mental health supports. Yet few have partnered with their community college to provide intensive college and career transition services provided by licensed school counselors working in conjunction with the high school counseling program.
Through a broad statewide effort, the College and Career Transition Counselor (CCTC) Partnership creates counselor positions to work directly through community colleges and partner high schools across Iowa. College and Career Transition Counselors support college transition and career exploration through targeted connections with students and families during crucial periods of time in a high school student's life, including college preparation, transition to enrollment, and persistence through their postsecondary program.
Join us to learn more about what CCTC's do and how YOU can create a game-changing counseling position in your community.