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May 27-28, 2021

For more information contact James Robertson via email.

DialCare is a virtual and telephonic counseling service. You can give your students ages 11 and older access to mental health assistance no matter where they are. Members can use their phone, tablet or computer for sessions with mental health professionals from the comfort of their home or on the go. Let our mental health professionals help give you peace of mind.\

For more information contact Becca Bean, Assistant Vice President via email.

SCUTA is used by school counselors and school districts to develop a data-driven, evidence based school counseling program. It follows the ASCA National Model® recommendations and offers confidential, comprehensive documentation and use of time analysis system. It is an invaluable tool for School Counselors who want to do best practice, keep accurate records and develop a data driven school counseling program.
School Counselors using SCUTA, have the ability to clearly illustrate the nature of their work and school needs with supervisors and stakeholders

For more information please contact Cathy.

Porter and Chester Institute is helping committed students attain rewarding careers through industry-modeled, student-centered, training and support of the highest caliber. Our program offerings lead to diplomas in the Automotive, Computer, Cosmetology, Healthcare and Skilled Trades fields and prepare graduates for professional certifications in those fields.

For more information please contact Ray Shortt via email or at 860.414.5495

At Bay Path University education empowers undergraduate women to become leaders in their careers and communities with an innovative approach to learning that prepares students to flourish in a constantly changing world. Our women-only undergraduate programs are offered both on-campus and online, providing a flexible, 21st-century. Bay Path students find a supportive and diverse community, close mentoring, and rigorous preparation for success in a complex and globally interdependent society. Students graduate with the applied knowledge, portable skillset, and confidence to thrive in their professions, identify and realize their dreams, and make a lasting difference in the world.

For more information please contact Lisa-Anne Williams, Senior Partnership Manager, via email or at 915.867.2065.


Friday, May 28
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Recorded session also available after the event

Embrace and Empower the Unicorns

Brian Coleman

Friday, May 28 | 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.


SPEAKER BIO: Brian Coleman, a school counselor and counseling department chair at Jones College Prep in Chicago, Ill., has been named the 2019 School Counselor of the Year by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA). Coleman is a graduate of Northwestern University and DePaul University. He has served as a school counselor at Jones College Prep since 2014.

Coleman, a former actor, found his love for education and students while performing with About Face Theatre company and its youth talk-back program. He recognized that serving as a school counselor would afford him with daily opportunities to “support, validate and affirm the next generation of leaders and change agents.”

While at Jones College Prep, Coleman collaborated with the Student Government Association to spearhead a revised sexual health education program for 377 sophomore students. His holistic approach to school counseling at Jones College Prep includes advocating for expanded education and knowledge for students as well as school staff.

Coleman, who earned his Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) designation in 2017, collaborated with the school team to create extensive social/emotional programming at the freshman level as well as enhanced the school community’s awareness of social/emotional learning as an important facet of the high school experience.

ABOUT THE SESSION: Join Brian as he presents Embrace and Empower the Unicorns. As school counselors, we recognize strengths and gifts in our students that they may not see in themselves. When we harness our own unique gifts, we can create a safe and accountable space for students to shine a light on their own. Brian will share how you can use your individual strengths to enhance your counseling program and related interventions.

Participants will:

  • Learn how to use personal strengths to build rapport with students
  • Discuss (and role play) practical strategies to engage students
  • Identify comprehensive school counseling program components that increase student outcomes.


Part I
Thursday, May 27
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Part II
Friday, May 28
1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Recorded sessions also available after the event

Connecticut Comprehensive School Counseling Framework

Part I: Thursday, May 27 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Part II: Friday, May 28 | 1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Participants will learn the ins and outs of the Connecticut Comprehensive School Counseling Framework (CCSCF). This two part workshop will put attendees on the road to successfully implement the CCSCF in their school allowing them to deliver a range of evidence-based supports, programs, and services to address student needs through a system wide approach. The facilitators will lead an interactive and immersive workshop designed at educating participants about the tools and resources available in the CCSCF, putting them in the driver’s seat for when they return to their schools. Participants will gain a functional understanding of the framework with an emphasis on utilizing the document to assess their current framework and develop a plan to align it to the CCSCF.

CSCA Online offers live and recorded sessions!

All Keynote, General Session, and breakout sessions will be presented live for you to watch on May 27-28, 2021. About one week following the conference, the recorded live sessions will be available to watch if missed on those dates. All sessions will be available to view until July 31, 2021.



Thursday, May 27, 2021

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

General Session
CSCA Frameworks (Part I)

1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.


1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

CSCA Awards Ceremony

Friday, May 28, 2021

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Opening Session Kick Off: Welcome from CSCA & Keynote Speaker
Embrace the Unicorns – Brian Coleman

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.


9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Live Breakout Sessions #1

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.


11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Live Breakout Sessions #2

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Lunch On Your Own

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Live Breakout Sessions #3

1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.


1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

General Session
CSCA Framework (Part II)

Become an CSCA Member and SAVE!

Please visit the CSCA website and become a member or renew your annual membership. If you have any questions send an email to

Supervisor Approval Letter

Do you need help justifying this conference to your Supervisor? Vying for a good funding source can be challenging sometimes. We have created a letter for you (Modeled from ASCA) to customize according to your needs to support your efforts to attend the 2021 Connecticut State School Counselor Association Conference!


Professional Member*: $105
Student Member*: $60
Retiree Member*: $60


Professional Non-Member**: $165
Student Non-Member**: $90

*Your CSCA membership must be good through May 28, 2021 to qualify for the Member rates.

**Non-members will receive a complimentary CSCA membership. 


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*Purchase orders must be made payable to National Center for Youth Issues.

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  • MAIL check with the Registration Form(s)

*Checks must be made payable to National Center for Youth Issues.


FAX: (423) 899-4547

PHONE: (866) 318-6294

MAIL: National Center for Youth Issues
 P.O. Box 22185
 Chattanooga, TN 37422-2185

The Attendee will receive an email confirmation to the email address provided when their registration is processed. (Make sure to check Junk/Spam folders.) Please allow ample time for processing.

The sponsors of the conference receive registrant contact information.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no refunds after April 27, 2021. All cancellations before April 27, 2021 will be refunded less a $25 handling fee. There will be no refunds if you register as a Non-Member and then later become a member. Please become a Member or renew your membership before registering for the conference.