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18th Annual School Counselor Conference at Kean University

  • 1 Apr 2022
  • 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Kean University
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  • The fee can be paid by credit card, check or Purchase Order. Check & PO made payable to NJSCA and sent to:

    Jim Lukach

    54 Harrison Ave.

    Milltown, NJ 08850

Registration is closed

We will be back on the campus of Kean University in Union, NJ.

Conference Program at a Glance

(See full program here)


7:30 AM Check-in/ On-site Registration and Program Information Center

8:15 AM – Welcome Remarks

Session A – 8:45 AM – 9:45 AM:

 A-1 Parents: The ABCs of Partnership

A–2 Leading the School Climate Change Process Using the New Jersey School Climate Improvement (NJ SCI) Platform

A-3 Examining Shame Resilience: Applying Brené Brown’s Theory to Personal and Professional Counselor Development

A-4 I Think We Got it Wrong: How Acting Out Behaviors Are an Additional Mental Health Crisis We May Not Have Prepared for

A-5 First Touch Point Program Planning for 9th, 10th, and 11th Graders

Session B – 10 AM – 11 AM

B-1 Teacher Consultation: Academic and Emotional Classroom Support Strategies

B-2  Urban School Counseling: How Prepared are You?

B-3 Beyond the Basics of ACEs: Using Research to Promote Healing and Resilience

B-4 Intervention Strategies for Students Experiencing Emotional Dysregulation

B-5 The College Rx: Seeking Alternative Post-Secondary Options

Session C – 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Keynote Address – Stephen Sharp

Lunch – 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM

Session D – 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

D-1 Antiracism 102

D-2 Innovative “Mini” Sand Tray Activities to Engage and Empower Students

D-3 Homeless and Displaced Student Resources: An Introduction to the Stewart B. McKinney-Vento Act

D-4 Grieve, Heal, Grow In the "Bubble" and in School

D-5 How to Reduce Stress and Lessen Anxiety in the College Admission Decision Making Process

2:30 PM – till? Optional Campus Tour




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Executive Director:
Jim Lukach

Jessica Smedley

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