The Spirited School Counselor

First Presentation

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First Pres

Over the last few weeks I have been working with a great group of people as we prepare for our presentation at this years VCA (Virginia Counselor’s Association) conference. For the majority of us this is our first state presentation (eek!). We are excited and nervous, hopeful it will go well. Any advice for us newbies?

If you are at VCA we would love to have you join us. We are one of the 3-hour Saturday post-convention sessions. Here is the blurb on our session from the convention handout:

PC3 – A Comprehensive Approach to Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention in School Settings
Thomas Field(VCAF Fellow), Brittany Gibson, Sarah Armstrong, Victoria Bice, Ann Tolley Hynes, Elizabeth Cranford

Professional school counselors play a vital role in the development of comprehensive approaches to prevention,intervention, and postvention of youth suicide. This presentation will review school-based initiatives, including universal screening, selective assessment interviews, prevention curricula, interventions such as safety planning and behavioral contracts, family involvement, and reducing suicide contagion.


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Author: thespiritedschoolcounselor

Hey there! I started blogging about my experiences through graduate school and now have continued as a working school counselor. I am currently working in an elementary school but try hard to keep up-to-date on all things school counselor, as well as topics in education. I hope to share ideas, document what I am doing, network, be inspired, inspire, and collaborate with others through this blog. My professional portfolio can be found here: Thanks for stopping by!

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