Fall Professional Development Conference
Ocean Place Resort & Spa
October 11 & 12, 2015
Save the Date!
One Ocean Boulevard, Long Branch, NJ
School Counselor Evaluation Model
The New Jersey Department of Education has approved the NJSCA School Counselor Evaluation Model to appear on its list of approved evaluation models in the state. The Department approves and supports the voluntary use of the counselor evaluation model developed by the NJSCA.
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NJSCA Launches Smartphone/Tablet app

NJSCA Fall Conference attendees will be able to easily navigate workshops, keynote presenters, book signings, meals and exhibitors by using the new NJSCA Yapp app, designed to run on iPhones, Android phones and tablets.  Download your app today and get connected to the most complete professional development offerings for New Jersey school counselors.

If you already have a Yapp App on your smartphone or tablet
  •Go to
http://my.yapp.us/NJSCA from your iOS or Android device
  •Your NJSCA Conference app will be available on your device

If you do not have a Yapp App on your device:
  •Tap on
http://my.yapp.us/NJSCA from your iOS or Android device.
  •You'll be asked to download the YappBox app from your app store if you haven't already.
•Once YappBox is installed, your NJSCA Conference app will automatically download to your device.


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Malcolm Bernard HBCU College Fair Week

November 14-19 2015
The Malcolm Bernard Historically Black Colleges and Universities College Fair is a non-profit, volunteer organization that partners with community and state agencies to introduce a multitude of students, eager to learn about higher education opportunities, to college admissions representatives from the campuses of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) 
Link to Flyer 
HBCU Website for more information and registration

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NJSCA Magazine Online

NJSCA Fall Edition of the NJSCA Counselor News is now available:
Click here to access!
In this issue: Mental Health in Schools
President's Message:
Will You Help New Jersey Advance?
Building Mental Health Alliances in the School and Community
Through case examples, explore how you can build alliances to help students with a wide range of mental health issues.
School-wide Depression Screenings
Learn how one high school implemented depression screenings for all students, and the outcomes of their program.
Using Origami in Counseling
Simple paper folding—the shapes and the shaping—can be a powerful therapeutic tool for students. With printable and video instructions!
A School Counselor's Experience Using Check-in/Check-Out
How can a structured daily routine reduce and prevent problem behaviors in the classroom?
Supporting Traumatized Students
Learn the vital steps you can take to help students recover from trauma or loss..
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The NJ Department of Education has granted NJSCA a waiver, permitting school districts to reimburse overnight lodging expenses for the Fall 2015 Professional Development Conference, providing the distance from the attendees home to the conference exceeds fifty miles.

School counselor evaluation, PARCC testing, student growth objectives, and many more changes require you to be aware and to advocate for yourself and your students. Make time now to speak with your administration about the NEED for you to attend the NJSCA Fall Conference on October 11 & 12, 2015.  Register for the conference, fill out your district paperwork to attend and get it board approved before you leave for the summer.  

Link to NJDOE Waiver letter.  Please be sure to send a copy to your administration when requesting approval for your Fall Conference Professional Development.

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ASCA Conference


 Jim Lukach, NJSCA Executive Director and Dana Karas, NJSCA President-Elect having lunch with Judy Bowers, author of the original school counseling model, and Dr. Norman Gysbers, the father of modern school counseling.

 Jim Lukach, NJSCA Executive Director and Dana Karas, NJSCA President-Elect having lunch with
Dr. Judy Bowers, author of the original school counseling model, and Dr. Norman Gysbers, the father of modern school counseling.

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ASCA's College Admissions Specialist training program

The world of college admissions can be a confusing one, and often school counselors haven't received formal training in this arena. Earn the ASCA College Admissions Specialist designation to be best prepared to help your students on the path to postsecondary success. The College Admissions Specialist training is $99 for members.  Learn more and register today:

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