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Mixed Messages: The Changing Face of Discipline

Dan St. Romain

Friday, January 25 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

 

SPEAKER BIO: Dan St. Romain is a national educational consultant who provides staff development and consultative services to educators K-12. Dan is passionate about helping individuals shift their perspective on behavior, understanding the best ways to provide support given the challenges posed in today’s society. He regularly presents on topics impacting school climate, brain-based instruction, developmentally appropriate educational practices and presentation skills. Dan’s overwhelming strength is his skill as a presenter. Although his sessions are exceedingly interactive and engaging, his greatest asset lies in his ability to offer participants rich insight into the connectedness between educational practices and student behavior.

ABOUT THE SESSION: Join Dan as he presents Mixed Messages: The Changing Face of Discipline. Toto, you’re not in Kansas anymore! Times have changed a great deal in the home, school and society over the past few decades, and changes have had a dramatic impact on student behaviors. In this interactive session, participants will examine these factors and discuss implications for educators at all levels as a result.

King, Lisa

Teaching Growth Mindset in Schools: Mindset Matters

Lisa King

Thursday, January 24 | 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

SPEAKER BIO: Lisa King, Ed.S, LPC has worked with students developing and using innovative practices as a school counselor for 20 years. She has won numerous awards in her district and presented her programs at local and national conferences. Lisa has previously authored many books including Integrating Growth Mindset in Schools, Mindset Matters, Making the Link, Teaching Career Essentials and How to Create A College Day. She is excited to present this new school counseling curriculum that incorporates Growth Mindset concepts into classroom and small group lessons. Lisa lives in Marietta, GA with her husband and daughter.

ABOUT THE SESSION: Join Lisa as she presents Teaching Growth Mindset in Schools: Mindset Matters. Are you interested in learning more about Growth Mindset? This session will review how Carol Dweck’s research-based theory can be infused into your school to improve student success. Come learn about a new curriculum, Mindset Matters which uses the letters in the word MINDSET to frame your lessons: Mindfulness, Identify Brain Basics, Not Yet is OK, Determination/Grit, Self-Talk, Everyone’s Unique, and Teaching Others. Since these concepts align with social/emotional, academic and career domains, you will walk away with a clear way to structure your year of lessons/groups and have student outcomes to show the success that comes from teaching about growth mindset.

Frank, Tip

Lost and Found: Rescuing Our Kids from Video, Screen, Technology,and Gaming Addictions

Kim “Tip” Frank

Thursday, January 24 | 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

SPEAKER BIO: Kim “Tip” Frank, longtime school counselor and therapist, has had the privilege of helping thousands of students, formerly as a teacher, and more recently, as a counselor/therapist. Tip worked in the public school setting for over 20 years and now maintains a thriving, private counseling practice. He has authored and coauthored numerous books on topics including ADD/ADHD, anxiety disorders, depression, social skills, grief, technology and gaming addictions, divorce and separation, and presents nationally on these topics.

ABOUT THE SESSION: Join Tip as he presents Lost and Found: Rescuing Our Kids from Video, Screen, Technology,and Gaming Addictions. In a typical day, children consume just over three hours of media. This includes computer use, cell phone use, tablet use, Internet, video games, television, etc. The average teenager spends more than 53 hours a week in front of screens – nearly eight hours every day. At what point does this love affair with screens cross the line into addictive behaviors? This session will impart valuable information on the impact of today’s technology, differentiate assistive versus addictive technology, and look at assessment and intervention tools.

The Clinical Chain of Care: Suicide Screening and Collaborative Safety Planning

Dr. Alex Karydi

Thursday, January 24 | 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

SPEAKER BIO: Dr. Alex Karydi, LMFT, CSAC, CAC, is a certified drug and alcohol counselor that has been trained in the impact of minority stress. She has a Masters in Clinical Psychology, Ph.D. in Clinical Sexology, and a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has served for Richland 2 School District as a therapist and with the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) as an evaluating psychologist with the designation of the State Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) youth coordinator. She is currently the Project Director for the SC Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative a community movement to end suicide in children and young adults. She has been working with kids and their families throughout her travels since 2000.

ABOUT THE SESSION: Join Alex as she presents The Clinical Chain of Care: Suicide Screening and Collaborative Safety Planning . As the 2nd-leading cause of death in South Carolina for ages 10 to 24 in 2017, and the 10th-leading cause of death for all ages in 2016, suicide challenges the entire human services spectrum of clinical resources and the services they perform.
The responsibility of the clinician to assess, intervene, and monitor suicidal behavior presents a significant opportunity to save lives. Such a burden becomes especially daunting if clinicians are ill-prepared for such a situation or in a school environment. It has been well documented that clinicians from a wide range of professions will encounter individuals at risk for suicide. Many do not have confidence in dealing with such challenges, and the majority of clinicians, in various settings, have minimal to no training to competently deal with a clinical situation to prevent suicide.

The goal of this session is to ensure that the clinical workforce is trained and prepared for suicide risk assessment, intervention, monitoring, and follow-up by accomplishing the following:

  • The participant will be provided with current suicide rates and how they relate to our current culture. They will also be challenged to examine the language they use when discussing suicide. Using the appropriate language builds a protective environment for conversations about suicide.
  • Participants will become familiar with the continuum of suicide risk and learn how to identify warning signs in youth ages 8 to 18. They will develop an understanding of what protective factors within a community and school are, and be asked to generate some ideas of what current protective factors exist within their environment.
  • Participants will be taught how to use the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS), conduct a suicide risk assessment, and develop a collaborative safety plan. Answers to C-SSRS questions help users determine if someone is at risk for suicide, assess the severity and immediacy of that risk, and gauge the level of support that the person needs.

Tentative Schedule

Thursday, January 24, 2019

1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Registration Open

1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Exhibits Open

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Pre-Conference Learning Session

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

PSSCA Board Dinner and Meeting

Friday, January 25, 2019

7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Registration Open

7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Graduate Student Orientation

7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Exhibits Open

8:30 a.m to 9:00 a.m.

Opening Kickoff Session

9:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.

Break – Visit Exhibitors

9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Breakout (Program) Session One

10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Break – Visit Exhibitors

10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Breakout (Program) Session Two

11:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Break – Visit Exhibitors

12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Lunch and Keynote Speaker – Dan St. Romain

1:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Break – Visit Exhibitors

1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Breakout (Program) Session Three

2:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Break – Visit Exhibitors

3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Breakout (Program) Session Four

4:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Break – Visit Exhibitors

4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Breakout (Program) Session Five

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

President’s Reception (Coastal Grill – Hotel Lobby)

Saturday, January 26, 2019

8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Exhibits Open

8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.

Breakout (Program) Session Six

9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

Break – Visit Exhibitors

9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Breakout (Program) Session Seven

10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Break – Final Chance to Visit Exhibitors

11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Final Closing Celebration – Awards Ceremony, Annual Meeting, Closing PowerPoint Show & Door Prizes!

Conference
(January 25-26)

EARLY REGISTRATION**
(by November 21, 2018)

Professional Member*: $109
Student  or Retiree Member*: $69
Non-Member: $159

STANDARD REGISTRATION
(after November 21, 2018)

Professional Member*: $129
Student  or Retiree Member*: $89
Non-Member: $179

Pre-Conference Learning Sessions
(January 24)

EARLY REGISTRATION**
(by November 21, 2018)

Member*: $45
Non-Member: $85

STANDARD REGISTRATION
(after November 21, 2018)

Member*: $60
Non-Member: $95

*You must be a current PSSCA Member to receive the member price.
**To qualify for the Early Registration Rate, your registration form AND payment (copy of your purchase order, check, or credit card) must be received or postmarked by the Early Registration cutoff date.


Five Easy Ways to Register!!!

  1. ONLINE: Use the online form below to register online and pay with a CREDIT CARD.
  2. SCAN & EMAIL: registrations@ncyi.org – (Download the Registration Form below)
  3. FAX: (423) 899-4547 (Download the Registration Form below)
  4. TOLL FREE NUMBER: (866) 318-6294
  5. MAIL: National Center for Youth Issues, ATTN: PSSCA Conference, PO Box 22185 Chattanooga, TN 37422-2185 (Download the Registration Form below)

Please make your check or purchase order payable to: National Center for Youth Issues
Mail the check or purchase order and Registration Form to the address above.

QUESTIONS?? Contact NCYI at 866.318.6294 or email registrations@ncyi.org or bnickel@ncyi.org.

While attending the PSSCA Conference, stay at the beautiful Kingston Plantation properties, both adjacent to where the conference will be held!

Make Hotel Reservations Early! Limited Availability!

HOST HOTEL:

Embassy Suites by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Resort

9800 Queensway Boulevard
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29572

 

All events of the Conference will be located in the Convention Center, which is adjacent to the Embassy Suites. Standard rooms at the hotel may be reserved at the special conference rate of $90 per night (plus tax and resort fee of $15.99). The conference rate includes a full, cooked-to-order breakfast and an evening Manager’s Reception.

TO MAKE HOTEL RESERVATIONS:

  • CALL: (800) 876-0010, Option 2 and reference that you are with the “Palmetto State School Counselors“, along with code PAL
  • REGISTER ONLINE: Click here to reserve a room at the Embassy Suites Resort.

Please Note: This rate is good on reservations made by January 9, 2019. Rooms are limited, and may fill up before January 9th cutoff.

PSSCA 2018 Embassy Suites

HOST HOTEL:

Kingston Plantation Condos, Villas and Lodges

9800 Queensway Boulevard
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29572

 

All events of the Conference will be located in the Convention Center, which is adjacent to the Kingston Plantation. Standard rooms at the hotel may be reserved at the special conference rate of $90 per night (plus tax and resort fee of $15.99). The conference rate includes a full, cooked-to-order breakfast and an evening Manager’s Reception.

TO MAKE HOTEL RESERVATIONS:

  • CALL: (800) 876-0010, Option 1 and reference that you are with the “Palmetto State School Counselors“, along with code PLA
  • REGISTER ONLINE: Click here to reserve a room at the Kingston Plantation.

Please Note: This rate is good on reservations made by January 9, 2019. Rooms are limited, and may fill up before January 9th cutoff.

PSSCA 2018 Kingston Plantation

In the evening, make sure you take time to relax and enjoy the surrounding area. Click the images to see the things to do around the beautiful Embassy Suites.

Visit the Tanger Outlets, close to the Embassy Suites!

You can sit back and relax at the many restaurants at the Tanger Outlets, such as Chesapeake House, Chuck’s Steak House, Amicis Brick Oven Pizza, along with others.

Near the Embassy Suites you will find an AMC movie theater with recliners, so you can finally watch that movie you have been wanting to see.

At the Tanger Outlet Mall, enjoy shopping at the Loft, Yankee Candle, White House Black Market, Ann Taylor, and many more!

We hope this conference will educate and equip you to do your job well, and we also hope you will take advantage of the wonderful ways you can relax and be refreshed!

Click here to visit the Tanger Outlets.

Click here to visit local restaurants.