May 28-29, 2020

Mohegan Sun
1 Mohegan Sun Blvd
Uncasville, CT 06382


The Connecticut School Counselor Association is soliciting proposals for presentations promoting evidence-based programs in the domains of academic, career, and social/emotional development or highlighting the latest techniques and practices in school counseling. Presentations showcase proven programs, current research, or skills of value to counselors, pre-K to postsecondary as well as district personnel, graduate students and counselor educators.

Preference is given to sessions that relate directly to the work of school counselors, or to the implementation of the CT Model for Comprehensive School Counseling Programs. Also, presentations that pertain to these domains: Academic, Career, and/or Personal / Social – Social / Emotional Presentations, should include evidence that supports the impact of the program or service.  We are looking for presentations that will help build the capacity of Connecticut school counselors to help our students be ready for the next step on their academic journey.


Creating a Comprehensive School Counseling Program

  • Building a strong school curriculum from ASCA and/or CT Comprehensive School Counseling Frameworks
  • Create an effective group counseling curriculum and implementation strategies
  • Building and advocating your school counseling program using data, technology, and social media
  • Building mindfulness and social emotional awareness into your school counseling program
  • Effective strategies to close achievement and opportunity gaps
  • Postsecondary awareness for all grade levels
  • Effective community and parent engagement strategies
  • Advocating to reduce systemic barriers to student success

Individual Student Planning

  • Prevention strategies for at-risk youth
  • Effective counselor roles with SRBI and Multi-tiered systems of intervention
  • Implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
  • Developing coping strategies for students
  • Social and emotional learning with behavior interventions
  • Diversity, inclusion, and multicultural competency

Responsive Services

  • 504 Implementation and updates
  • Effective School Counselor intervention for restorative practices
  • School and student crisis planning and best practices
  • Trauma Informed Counseling

Self-care strategies

  • Creating boundaries in your practice
  • Advocating for your school counseling roles
  • Incorporating mindfulness and stress reduction techniques into daily life

Other Notes: Presenters are not allowed to promote their products and services during their session. If you are interested in promoting your products and services, please apply through the sponsor or exhibitor application.

Must Submit Your Vitae/Resume: In addition to filling out and submitting the form below, applicants are REQUIRED to submit a PDF of their vitae or resume, which includes their degree, educational training, certifications and licenses. 

CSCA will convene a committee to review and select Conference sessions. You will be contacted by NCYI, the organization managing this conference, to let you know if your proposal is accepted.  We carefully consider all proposals in an effort to share successes in issues facing today’s youth.

Deadline for Submission is: January 15, 2020

Notice regarding proposal acceptance will be sent via e-mail by early February 2020.

All communications regarding your breakout session will come to you directly, and you will be responsible for sharing it with a co-presenter (if any).


  • Approved CSCA Breakout Session Presenters (up to one Lead Presenter and two Co-Presenters per breakout session) will receive 30% off regular attendee registration rates.

If your session is approved, the Lead Presenter will be emailed a link to the special Registration Portal for Approved Presenters.

If you and/or  your Co-presenter(s), if any, plan to present the breakout session and then leave, there will be no registration fee. By not registering, you will not be given a name badge, program or tote bag, and will not be able to participate in any other sessions or meal functions at the Conference.



  • HANDOUTS: Plan to provide 30-40 handouts. If you feel your session will be popular, please adjust amount as you feel necessary. Presenters are asked to submit electronic materials for posting on the CSCA website after the conference.
  • HOTEL RESERVATIONS: Presenters must make their own hotel reservations and are responsible for all other travel expenses.
  • CO-PRESENTERS: All communications regarding your breakout session will come to the Lead Presenter directly, and will be responsible for sharing it with a co-presenter (if any). Also note the rate structure for Co-Presenters above.
  • WI-FI: The Mohegan Sun is equipped with Wi-Fi Internet that is complimentary for all attendees. We highly recommend designing your session so that you will not need internet access, since it can be slow or unreliable.
  • AUDIO VISUAL EQUIPMENT: Please note that the Conference will not supply any audio visual equipment, such as LCD Projectors and Laptops (as was noted on the Call for Presenter application). All equipment or a/v needs are at the presenter’s expense and responsibility. However, the Conference will be able to supply a screen and a table with a power connection in each breakout room.  If you need additional audio visual equipment, please contact the hotel at (866) 828-9111. Any arrangements you make with the hotel will be at your own expense.


For more information or questions, please contact Chris Daugherty at

Make Hotel Reservations Early! Limited Availability!


Mohegan Sun

1 Mohegan Sun Blvd.
Uncasville, CT 06382


The Mohegan Sun, the Conference’s host hotel, has a conference rate of $149 per night, plus tax, which remains valid for reservations made by May 14, 2020, while rooms are available. Please note the conference room rate is only good for the night of Thursday, May 28, 2020.


  • CALL:  (866) 708-1340. Please be sure to tell the hotel the group code is “CTSCA20”.
  • ONLINE: Visit the Mohegan Sun website.

If the room block at this hotel is full look on the main CSCA Conference webpage for overflow hotel information.