WSCA Virtual Annual Conference
The Northwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center is excited to present at the Washington School Counselor Association (WSCA) Annual Virtual Conference.
The Washington School Counselor Association (WSCA) represents certificated Professional School Counselors who work in public and private schools at all levels. The WSCA Promotes Best Practices in, and advocates for, Professional School counseling. The WSCA will further develop Professional School Counselors expertise by providing leadership and professional development that promotes positive student outcomes in the areas of Academic Support, Career Planning, and Personal/Social Development, thereby enhancing achievement for every student.
About The Conference:
Pre-Conference, Keynote, and featured breakout sessions will be presented live for you to watch on February 24-26, 2021. About one week following the conference, the recorded live sessions will be available to watch if missed on those dates. Plus, more than 20 prerecorded breakout sessions covering multiple topics will also be available. All sessions will be available to view until March 31, 2021.
Jeannie Larberg, PhD, Sumner-Bonney Lake School District, and Kelcey Schmitz, Northwest MHTTC School Mental Health Director, will present: Interconnected Systems Framework: Counselor’s Role in Supporting School Mental Health within MTSS.
About the Session:
School Counselors possess specialized skills to support the integration of MTSS and school mental health system. The Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF) has been gaining interest from educators and mental health providers across the country to support children and youth behavioral and mental health (Barrett et al., 2013). The ISF approach is a single system delivery of evidence-based interventions to promote mental health and wellness for all students. This workshop will provide an overview of the key features of ISF that include a single system of delivery, mental health and wellness as a protective factor, measuring impact instead of just access, and using the MTSS framework to guide an integrated approach. School counselors are instrumental in supporting students with behavioral and mental health concerns and providing evidence based interventions across each tier.
Live Featured Breakout Sessions #2
Thursday, February 25th
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.
See Full Agenda Here!
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