International School Counselor Week #ISCW2024
February 4-9, 2024
Celebrating Counselor Stories, Webinars, Resources, ISCW Posters and Cards, and Membership Discount Code!
February 4-9, 2024, we are celebrating the outstanding contributions of our school counselors during International School Counselor Week. This special week continues the theme of "Safe and Sound," dedicated to recognizing the pivotal role our counselors play in creating a supportive environment for student success.
We're thrilled to present a series of webinars designed to support counselor learning, contributing to the creation of safe schools and strong programs. At ISCA, we are committed to addressing the unique needs of counselors working overseas.
Let's celebrate and connect during this week of honoring school counselors and recognizing their impactful contributions to our global community. #ISCW2024
Celebrating Counselors - A Spotlight
FREE ISCW Webinars
Aired on Monday, Feb 5, 2024 (recording available to all until Feb 23)
Research shows that ensuring every student feels cared for every day, is foundational for students’ availability and motivation to learn at every grade level. While the feeling of care might be simple, the actions and communication of caring for other people’s children at school are not. This webinar aims to outline research-based responsive care strategies for all adults working with youth, and specifically provide school counselors with tools to return to their staff to promote discussions on developing and maintaining positive relationships with today’s youth.
During our time together, we will:
Wednesday, Feb 21, 2024 @ 11:00 - 12:00PM GMT
The screening will only be shown live. It will not be recorded. This is not for group viewing. Those who wish to watch the film must register individually.
Screenagers Under The Influence: Addressing Vaping, Drugs, and Alcohol in the Digital Age, the third feature documentary in the Screenagers trilogy, delves into how the tech revolution has reshaped adolescence and its effects on substance use. The film debunks myths and depicts strategies parents and schools can use to encourage healthy decision-making, support teen mental health, set limits, and create healthy home environments. The film also includes many ways young people are using their wisdom and strength to help each other and themselves through this complicated terrain around substance use.
While most documentaries about substance use focus on severe addiction, Screenagers Under The Influence fills a pressing need for a film that explores more common scenarios. The film is grounded in teens’ current reality of being flooded by images on social media, movies, and TV shows about vaping, drugs, and alcohol. Like the first two Screenagers films, Screenagers Under The Influence interweaves cutting-edge science with personal stories to create an informative and entertaining film experience for young people and adults alike. Screenagers Under The Influence focuses on practical solutions for keeping our teens safe in a changing world.
Friday, Feb 9, 2024 @ 10:00 - 11:00AM GMT
Join Jacinta Williams, ISCA's Keynote Speaker at the Annual Conference 2024 in examining the role all school counselors play in facilitating Racial+ Equity efforts in our schools.
During our time together, we will:
Racial+ = addressing race explicitly and intentionally while never failing to recognize that other aspects and forms of diversity continue to impact our racialized experiences.
ISCW Posters to Download
To celebrate the invaluable contributions of school counselors, ISCA proudly presents "Dear Counselor" notes that you can send to your counseling colleagues at your school or around the world.
We have designed special cards as a token of appreciation for all the hard work and dedication of the remarkable professionals you are.
Choose from one of the designs and either send the cards through email, social media, or even print them out.
We encourage you to add a personal touch to your card by writing a heartfelt message, expressing your gratitude for the impact that counselors have on students, schools, and communities.
Download these tools to support your program!
This document outlines the organization and focus of the school counseling program made between each school counselor and the administrator each year. (Editable document!)
Recommend and Not Recommended Tasks for School Counselors
This chart represents a comparison between the two similar types of activities and serves as a helpful tool when explaining school counseling program activities to teachers and/or administrators.
All of the tools above are part of the ISCA International Model 2nd Edition and bank of editable and downloadable tools to support you as you build a comprehensive program.