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2019 School Counseling Camp:
Reaching for the Stars in the Little Apple

This event was May 28-29, 2019

Hilton Garden Inn Conference Center, Manhattan, Kansas

Reaching for the Stars in the Little Apple - 2019 School Counseling Camp

Keynote Presenters

Elizabeth SmartElizabeth Smart

New York Times Bestselling Author of "My Story" and "Where There's Hope: Healing, Moving Forward, and Never Giving Up"

Elizabeth Smart will be speaking via Live Stream on the topic of Strategies to Promote Healing, Hope, and Resiliency. She spent nine months in captivity after being abducted from her home at age 14 in 2002. She has since gone on to become an accomplished activist and author.

Sarah KirkSarah Kirk

ASCA 2019 School Counselor

of the Year Finalist

Sarah has been the School Counselor at Monroe Elementary in Norman, Oklahoma for 7 years. She focuses on serving every student's social, emotional, academic, and career development needs utilizing a comprehensive, data-driven counseling program. She has a heart for creating and implementing programs and interventions that meet the needs of the whole child. These efforts have resulted in the creation of innovative supports including Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS); trauma-informed practices; restorative responses to behavior; and a school-wide kindness initiative. This year, Monroe's Counseling Program became a Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) through the American School Counselor Association. As Oklahoma's 2018 School Counselor of the Year and an ASCA 2019 National School Counselor of the Year Finalist, Sarah hopes to positively advocate for the profession specifically by working to provide equity and access of school counseling services for all students.

Schedule (subject to minor changes)

2019 Camp Program (PDF)

Tuesday, May 28

  • 11:00-12:45 p.m. – Registration and Exhibit
  • 12:45-1:00 p.m. – Welcome
  • 1:00-2:00 p.m. – Keynote
    • Elizabeth Smart – Trauma, Hope, and Resilience
  • 2:00-2:15 p.m. – Break and Exhibits
  • 2:15-3:15 p.m. – Concurrent Sessions
    • Suicide Prevention and Protocol in the Olathe Public Schools
    • Self-Regulation Strategies and Tools – Ideas and Examples That I Use with My Students
    • Stress, A Good Thing? Rethinking Stress and Anxiety
    • REALL Simulation
    • Introducing Parents to a Spectrum of Possibilities
    • Managing the Grouchies: Using Expressive Therapy Interactions in the School Setting
    • Building and Enhancing Your Comprehensive School Counseling Program
  • 3:20-4:20 p.m. – Concurrent Sessions
    • RAMP Chat
    • Reaching the Stars Through Supervision
    • Dirty Dancing: Tips for Working with Aggressive Individuals
    • Coming Out of My Shell
    • College Counseling Continues!
    • Understanding Executive Brain Function and its Role in Schools
    • Change Your Elementary School Climate in Seven Days
  • 4:20-5:45 p.m. – Reception, Books, and Exhibits

Wednesday, May 29

  • 7:30–8:00 a.m. – Coffee/Networking/Exhibits
  • 8:00–8:15 a.m. – Welcome and Introductions
  • 8:15–9:15 a.m. – Keynote
    • Sarah Kirk – Your School Counseling Story
  • 9:15–9:30 a.m. – Break and Exhibits
  • 9:30–10:45 a.m. – Brunch and Awards
  • 10:45-10:55 a.m. – Break and Exhibits
  • 10:55-11:55 a.m. – Concurrent Sessions
    • Tier Two and Tier Three Interventions that Work
    • School Counseling: ABC’s of Your First Year
    • Understanding Cultural Identities and their Influence on Counselor Relationships with Diverse Students and Families
    • Early Brain Development
    • Grief Counseling Interventions, Strategies, and Resources
    • Superhero Strategies for Anxiety management and Increased Self-Regulation
    • Get SET to Redesign and Optimize Learning
  • Noon-1:00 p.m. – Concurrent Sessions
    • SECD – The Next Generation
    • Early Brain Development
    • Rethinking ADHD: Practical Tips and Tools for Helping Students Succeed
    • Panel of School Counselors Leading School Redesign with a Focus on Social Emotional
    • Supporting Students Who Self Harm
    • Creating and Implementing a Safety/Re-Entry Plan
    • Human Trafficking: What Do School Counselors Need to Know – Trafficking Updates and How to Communicate with Students
  • 1:05-2:05 p.m. – Concurrent Sessions
    • Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling
    • Career Development/SECD Playground! Games, Activities, Lessons, and Play
    • Mindfulness for Student Activities and Self-Care
    • KSDE Redesign for School Counselors
    • Man's Best Friend" as "Counselor's Best Friend
    • NCAA – Supporting Prospective College Athletes
    • Implementing Elements of RAMP in Your Own Program
  • 2:05-2:15 p.m. – Break
  • 2:15-3:15 p.m.  – Concurrent Sessions
    • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Children: Schools as a Part of the Treatment Team
    • Career Development/SECD Playground! Games, Activities, Lessons, and Play
    • Jana's Campaign, A Counselor's Toolkit – LIVE: Preventing, Recognizing, and Responding to Gender-Based Violence
    • Responses and Resources for Undocumented Students
    • Trauma Informed and Restorative Justice Practices to Rebuild and Enhance Relationships
    • Counseling Strategies and Resources for Students with Substance Abuse Issues
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Continuing Education

The Department of Special Education, Counseling, and Student Affairs (SECSA) at Kansas State University has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 4591. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. SECSA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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