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Indiana Youth Institute's Post-Secondary Counseling Institute

The Postsecondary Counseling Institute is an intensive two-day conference designed to give school counselors, mentoring organizations and others who guide youth on their education options after high school the skills and tools they need to help their students explore a wide range of education options after high school, from traditional four-year colleges to apprenticeship programs.


All participants will receive a free digital copy of College Board’s College Counseling SourceBook 7th Edition (a $60 value), and the Community College Counseling Sourcebook, 2nd Edition provided on a USB drive, as well as tons of useful skills to help them better counsel their students.


Breakfast and lunch will be provided on both days.

To register now, visit: https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventId=1788829

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Month. Do your part in spreading the word about mental health and suicide prevention. Nine out of 10 people at the time of their death had been diagnosed with a mental health condition. Make it your duty to do your part this month (and every month) to spread the word of how it is so very important to reach out to someone who perhaps is struggling in silence, or need help yourself. Mental health is as important as physical health – actually, you can’t have good physical health without good mental health. By drawing more attention to the importance of mental health, we as a society, as a community, as a people Will save lives!


Join the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) by sharing the following videos on social media throughout the month of May and by letting people in your life know that it’s important to reach out when you’re struggling or when you’re worried about someone you know. http://afsp.org/mentalhealth/


August 26th is the Indiana State Suicide Prevention Conference in Bloomington, Indiana. This year’s conference theme is TAKE ACTION. The cost to attend is $25 (includes continental breakfast, lunch and CEU’s) http://www.eventbrite.com/e/take-action-state-of-indiana-suicide-prevention-conference-tickets-25143352444 . The featured speakers for this year’s conference is Herschel Walker, Dr. Ursula Whiteside and Dr. Brian Mustanski.

Three Summer Training Options from IUPUI

The IU School of Education at IUPUI offers a variety of courses and workshops to help you achieve your professional learning goals. Whether you’re exploring an area of interest, seeking license renewal, or wanting to challenge yourself in your career, we invite you to explore our featured workshops below.


  • Educating African American Students

    Instructor: Tambra Jackson, Ph.D.
    June 6-24, 2016

  • "Send me a pic:" Teaching the Taboo In Technology
    Instructor: Jennifer Stewart
    June 13 - July 22, 2016

  • Beyond Behavior: Toward Inclusive School Cultures
    Instructor: Kathleen King-Thorius, Ph.D.
    June 13-22, 2016


Visit https://education.iupui.edu/professional-development-licensing/professional-development/workshops/index.html for more information.

In Case You Missed It- Adult Education Webinar

In case you missed it, please listen to last week's webinar for an important announcement from our Associate Chief Operating Officer for Education & Training, Marie Mackintosh (the announcement starts at 0:58:16) and for other key updates from the DWD Central Office.


The recording of today’s webinar can be found here. Please note, there were sound issues at the very beginning of the presentation, thus the recording starts at the first slide where audio was recorded.