In a time where social media moves quicker than staff and where stress and anxiety are ever increasing worries for students, it is even more crucial that we are able to identify students in crisis. Research shows that 83% of college students who died by suicide never had contact with their university counseling center. Given this, how do we recognize signs of a student in crisis? How do we keep our eyes on the pulse of what is happening in our schools socially, politically, financially and culturally? How do we work with students and faculty who are on the front lines, to connect us to students who may be at risk? This workshop will walk you through clues, cues and signs that you may not have been aware of to help identify and connect to students at risk of crisis.
Presenter: Erin Furey, LMSW, Outreach, Training and Mental Health Coordinator, Adelphi University Student Counseling Center, Garden City, NY
2. Mindfulness for Educators
Mindfulness for Educators will allow counselors to understand how stress/anxiety impact us physically and mentally; getting in the way of our productivity. This tool will help adults to be in the moment and learn how to decompress during stressful moments to be present, clear-minded and calm. Mindfulness has many benefits and is a coping mechanism that we can teach to our students and children
Presenter: Natasha Khan, School Counselor, Garden City High School, Garden City, NY
3. Undocumented Students: Understanding Their Access to Education,
Financial Aid and Future Careers
This interactive presentation will provide participants with an overview of the current legislative status of DACA, TPS, the Dream Act and Green Light law, discuss how this legislation impacts our undocumented students and provide specific information on how undocumented students can apply to college and apply for New York State financial aid.
Presenter: Patty Munsch, College Associate Dean for Student Engagement Assessment, Suffolk County Community College, Selden, NY
4. College Admissions: Current Trends and Ethics
As the college admission process continues to evolve, it is imperative that colleagues on all sides of the desk are aware of changing demographics, current trends, and ethics in higher education. By educating ourselves on recent and upcoming changes, and navigating these changes together, we can effectively collaborate to provide the best service to our students.
Presenter: Stephanie Espina, Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY & President, NYSACAC, NY
5. Elementary Counseling, Make It Shine
Elementary students learn best through hands-on activities. This workshop will explore ways to engage young students in the therapeutic process by creating activities to use during group sessions. Guaranteed fun.
Presenter: Lysa Mullady, Elementary School Counselor, Author, Copiague Public Schools, Copiague, NY
To contact the Western Suffolk Counselors' Association please call (631) 209-0839 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.