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ASCA 2015 Annual Conference
Are you planning to attend ASCA's Annual Conference? For more information click here.
Vermont-NEA Lobby Day 2015 and VTSCA Day on the Hill
Wednesday, Feb. 25th, 8am
115 State Street
Vermont-NEA members and School Counselors from across the state will come together to speak with legislators about the issues impacting kids, education and Vermont's schools. Kathleen Bassett Cramer, VTSCA Past President, will be speaking on behalf of School Counselors. Education is front and center of the debate in Montpelier in 2015 and the voices of School Counselors and educators is needed now more than ever. Join us for our combined NEA Lobby Day and VTSCA "Day on the Hill" and make your voice heard!
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
VSAC College Pathways 2015
Workshops for parents and students will cover searching, applying, and paying for college; choosing majors; writing a slam-dunk essay; playing college sports, SAT/ACT prep, and more. New this year: A workshop for 9th and 10th grade students on the upcoming changes to the PSAT/SAT, tips on choosing a college major (especially for students who have no clue what they want to do) and – back by popular demand – advice for students applying to highly selective colleges. This year’s events will be held at three college campus locations/dates:
• Saturday, March 21
St. Michael’s College
• Monday, March 30
Lyndon State College (with the NEK college fair)
• Saturday, April 11
Castleton State College
Registration is now open click here.
ASAP of Vermont Annual Conference and Association Meeting
Wednesday, April 15th, 8:30am
Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, VT, United States
Student Assistance Professionals who work in educational settings find themselves balancing institutional cultures and demands that are not always overtly compatible. This conference will address the differences in legal and ethical requirements of the educational and substance abuse systems, the implication of federal laws, including FERPA, 42 CFR part 2 and HIPAA for school-based substance abuse intervention programs, and the potential ethical conflicts that arise in working with minors in an educational setting. This training is particularly designed for school administrators and student assistance professionals.
Objectives: Participants will learn the conflicts between the FERPA, 42 C.F.R. Part 2 and HIPAA and develop strategies for managing them. Participants will examine the ethical issues and potential conflicts arising from the need to protect the confidentiality of substance abuse related communication made by minor clients within an educational setting, including student safety, school liability and parents’ rights issues. Participants will develop strategies for balancing the needs of students, parents, and administrators.
For more information and conference registration form click here.