We will be offering two (2) pre-conference workshops:
The incidence of tragedies such as the death of a student or staff member requires that international school counselors be prepared to respond to these events to help staff, students and their parents. The presenter has a wealth of practical experience in school crisis response and will help school counselors develop and enhance their ability to respond to traumatic events to manage emotionality, and build resiliency for staff and students.
Overview of the Pre-Conference Workshop:
How well are we? What does wellness really mean in the context of our schools?
How can we help our schools shift the focus to make SEL, and the affective skills in general, more central to our curricula?
This one-day pre-conference will provide counselors with the understanding and resources necessary to take the first steps in guiding their schools along this essential journey towards greater wellbeing. We will explore how mindful awareness training can be used as a foundational technique to help teachers and students develop self-care and enhanced relationship skills.
Key areas include:
Experiential understanding of mindfulness
Power and potential of cultivating resilience and awareness in teachers and students
Awareness of background and research in mindful awareness and SEL
Practical examples from various schools
Resources and tools that are available to support counsellors in taking this further
How are we supporting the “Third Culture Kid”, and their families, emotionally and psychologically? Is your school counseling program developing Wellness and the social emotional growth of students through school-wide curriculum? How ready are you to respond to crisis?
Come participate in the 2018 ISCA Annual Conference and unite with colleagues from around the world about diverse topics relevant to you and learn how to strengthen your school counseling program. This year's program will focus on our students as Third Culture Kids, Wellness, crisis intervention and counseling curriculum.
Below is the tentative schedule for the 2018 ISCA Annual Main Conference March 1-3, 2018.