Apart, But Not Alone: Navigating Traumatic Stress and Grief During the Covid-19 PandemicAs a community, as counselors, and as humans, we have collectively hit “weary”. We are spread thin, having to juggle new information, new expectations, and new crisis. This workshop will begin with a focus on the history, development, process and current partnerships of school-based mental health services with schools and how these partnerships are working together to serve the community. Participants will be invited into experiential moments of mindfulness, to connect with our bodies and minds. Participants will join in an exploration into how trauma, toxic stress, grief and compassion fatigue looks personally and in our community.
Director of Integrated School-Based Services | Valle Del Sol
Catherine Tansey, MSW, LMSW is a Licensed Master of Social Work with over 7 years of clinical experience in, Child and Family Attachment Work, Mindful Parenting, Trauma-Informed Therapies, and Play Based Interventions. She is currently the Director of Integrated School-Based Services at Valle Del Sol, a leading integrated health center in Arizona. Catherine is excited to connect with school-based counseling staff during this particularly challenging time to encourage self-awareness, self-care, and professional development.
#WokeWorkTo be “woke” means to be aware and conscious of the injustices around us, but how does that translate to action? Learn about the role of school counselors as leaders in social justice advocacy, working to eliminate racism and bias in schools by integrating the ASCA National Model and standards in practice. Hear practical, solution-focused action steps to begin or deepen this critical work.
Walk away with realistic, tangible tools to apply immediately at your school to effectively meet the needs of students of color and their families through the lens of wholistic healing from systemic oppression and race-based trauma.
ASCA Trainer / Doctoral Researcher | American School Counselor Association
Sylvia Hollins is currently a counselor education and supervision doctoral student at the University of Alabama. She served as a school counselor for several years, during which she was awarded the New Counselor of the Year honor from the Alabama Counseling Association. She has taught various counseling and trauma. Her concentration of research, teaching and advocacy includes: counseling individuals and families from marginalized and minority populations, racial justice and advocacy.
AdviseAZ: A Collaboration between the Arizona College Access Network and Earn to LearnAdviseAZ is an AmeriCorps supported "Near Peer" college advising program that works with high school counselors and college readiness programs to increase the number of high school students who enroll and complete postsecondary education. Advisers are current college students or recent college graduates from local community colleges and universities. Advisers receive intensive training in order to deliver personalized, knowledgeable support on college admissions, financial aid and enrollment for low-income, first-generation college, and underrepresented high school students. The goal of the program is to increase the number of high school students who enter and complete postsecondary education.
Director of Access and Recruitment | Earn to Learn / AdviseAZ
David has a long history of college access service in our communities. The recipient of several local and national awards; his background includes program development and evaluation, and he is an expert in college access processes, educational marketing and recruitment/retention strategies. His interventions and programs have generated millions of grant and scholarship dollars for first generation college students in Southern Arizona. He holds degrees from the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University.
Program Coordinator | College Success Arizona / AdviseAZ
Marissa Bachler started working with students towards reaching their postsecondary goals at Northern Arizona University in 2014 as a peer mentor with the Academic Transitions Program. After graduating, she continued her passion for education, starting at the Northern Arizona College Resource Center as an AmeriCorps educational advisor before taking on the role of Program Coordinator Marissa graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science. She is now in graduate school.
Program Support Specialist | Earn to Learn / AdviseAZ
Ebonee Robinson is the Program Support Specialist for the AdviseAZ program at Earn to Learn. As a former AmeriCorps position experience, she was inspired to further her education to better serve the youth of her community. She attended Arizona State University, and recently graduated as a first-generation college student with a BS in Nonprofit Leadership and Management and a Nonprofit Professional certification.
AzSCA Mentor ProgramThis session is perfect for the "NEW" school counselor AND for any veteran school counselor who wants to become a Mentor. AzSCA has developed an opportunity for "New" school counselors to be matched with a "Veteran" school counselor for support. Find out what it takes to qualify to be a mentor and discover how to request a mentor.
School Counselor | Show Low High School
Julie Cota has been a school counselor since 1995. She has served as a member of the AzSCA board for many years. She is motivated to leave a legacy of strong school counselors and school counseling programs in Arizona. She currently serves on the Board of Directors and is the liaison chair for professional Development.