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Counseling Institute


Implementing the International Model: Strengthen Your Program Prevention Strategies

Bullying in a Digital World
25-28 June 2018
Nova Southeastern University • Fort Lauderdale Florida • USA

Join international school counseling colleagues and experts from around the world for this 4-day opportunity to learn, share and network while developing your school's counseling program. Attendees will be able to choose from a menu of options tailored to meet your unique professional and school-based needs.

25-28 June 2018
Come • Connect • Share • Lead


International Model Level 1 Training

Level 1 Training on the ISCA Counseling International Model (IM) -- During this focus on the International Model you will be engaged in a series of collaborative sessions specifically focused on developing your school counseling program. You will be guided through best practice in school counseling programs, as well as be inspired, motivated and equipped to reach your full potential as a school counselor in the varying International School climates. Each day you will have a chance to work on your implementation plan.

Advanced IM Implementation Support Sessions
These new sessions are for anyone who has already completed the full Level 1 Training and is looking to move their program implementation to the next level. You will have an opportunities to build on your Level 1 training knowledge and continue to strengthen specific areas of your comprehensive counseling program.

2018 Program Development Focus Area

Bullying in a Digital World: Strategies, Resources & Programing for Counselors

  • Focus Area Keynotes & Session Choices:
  • The Bullying Challenge: Prevention / Awareness / Interventions and Taking Action
  • Digital Bullying Through The Eyes of A Child
  • Bullying and Suicide in Adolescents: Moving Beyond '13 Reasons Why'
  • Digital Citizenship and Social Media: Preventing Bullying and Student Harm in the International School Setting

Ongoing Development Support Session
Child Protection in the International School Setting

  • General Overview & Information for School Counselors
  • Counselor Specific Student Support Strategies
  • Program Development Resources & Sessions

Information on facilitators, special keynotes, registration & hotel reservations will be available
1 November 2017!

Recharge your Counseling Program and head into the 2018-2019 year prepared to provide the best international student counseling support ever!

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Digital Citizenship & Bullying Workshop Facilitators:

Darren Kuropatwa is the Director of Learning for the Hanover School Division in Manitoba, Canada. His unique skill set – an in-depth knowledge of pedagogy, leading edge technology skills and boundless creativity – make him a strong change agent in 21st century education. Darren is well known for his innovative use of visuals and storytelling using technology to enable students & educators to do things they could not have done before. Darren’s leadership and vision in the field of educational technology are known world-wide. He is a sought after presenter at conferences nationally and internationally for both teachers and school leaders.

ISCA International Model Training Facilitators:

Cheryl Brown is currently a High School Counselor at The American International School in Muscat, Oman. She has worked and taught in international schools fourteen years with ten years experience in high school counseling in Pakistan, England, Indonesia, China, Poland and in Oman. She has been a co-lead on the international initiative for designing a school counseling model for international schools; the Model currently being designed is based on the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model. This project was supported by the U.S. State Department Office of Overseas Schools and the Model is now available to international school counselors throughout the world. Additionally, Cheryl has experience in working with NGOs, multi-national and government-related organizations around the world, including managing policies in an accreditation agency to improve and maintain standards and quality of educational programs. Cheryl is the Executive Director of the International School Counselor Association (ISCA), www.iscainfo.com.

Child Protection Training Facilitators:

Dr. Jordan Greenbaum is a child abuse physician from the United States who received her degree from Yale School of Medicine. She is the director of the Global Health and Wellbeing Initiative with the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children. Jordan is a clinical assistant professor in the department of pediatrics at Emory School of Medicine. In addition, she works with victims of suspected physical/sexual abuse, neglect and sex trafficking as a staff physician at the Stephanie Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Jordan provides trainings on all aspects of child maltreatment for medical and non-medical professionals working with children. She gives trainings locally, nationally and internationally, working with child-serving professionals to prevent, identify and intervene in cases of suspected abuse and sex trafficking.

Chrystal Kelly is passionately committed to education and has been advocating for students, staff and families through counseling, teaching, coaching, and mentoring for the past twenty years. She joined the international school counseling realm in 2014 and currently works at The American International School of Muscat (TAISM) in Oman where she enjoys being a leader in all domains of school counseling. She is particularly proud of her current roles serving as a Student Protection Task Force Member, Muscat School Counselor Group Coordinator, and International School Counselor Association Task Force member. As Department Leader, Chrystal helped her high school in Colorado, USA become a Recognized American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Model Program and feels very strongly about the importance of delivering a comprehensive, data-driven school counseling program. Her areas of expertise and interest cover many areas such as counseling leadership, diversity, mentoring, transition, grief and loss, wellness, guidance curriculum, and student protection.

Ellen Mahoney is the CEO of Sea Change Mentoring, which provides consulting, professional development, and program administration to international schools who are interested in harnessing the power of developmental relationships to enhance the well-being and learning of their students. Prior to launching Sea Change Mentoring, she developed the mentor management and quality programming policies and procedures for iMentor, a leading youth mentoring program recognized by President Obama for its excellence and innovation. During her time at iMentor, she Increased the quality and quantity of support provided to 4800 participants and 16 school administrations by building and administering assessments, developing evidence-based strategies and creating internal efficiencies. In 2008, she was awarded a City Council Citation for her work during her time at iMentor. She is certified in mentoring program supervision by Fordham University’s School of Social Work and Big Brothers Big Sisters and she studied School Counseling at George Washington University’s Graduate School for Human Development. She is a co-founding board member of Safe Passage Across Networks (SPAN), which facilitates the establishment of programs that address the challenges of mobility across networks of schools. Ellen is an alumna of international schools herself and resides in San Francisco, California.http://seachangementoring.com/

Dr. Scott Poland is a nationally recognized expert on school crisis, crisis management, youth violence, suicide intervention, self injury, school safety, threat assessment, parenting and the delivery of psychological services in schools. As a professor at Nova Southeastern University, Dr. Poland has lectured and written extensively on these subjects, appeared on all major television network news programs, and has presented over 1,000 workshops in numerous foreign countries. He served on the President's Roundtable on Youth Violence and has testified about the needs of children before the U. S. Congress on four occasions. Dr. Poland is a founding member of the National Emergency Assistance Team for the National Association of School Psychologists and serves as the Prevention Director for the American Association of Suicidology. He has led multiple national crisis teams following numerous school shootings and suicides and has assisted schools and communities after terrorism acts in New York, Washington, D.C. and Oklahoma. He has also worked in the aftermath of hurricanes in Texas, Louisiana and Florida and has been an expert witness in numerous legal cases.

Olivia Van Ledtje (aka LivBit) is a 10-year old reader, thinker, and kids' voice believer. She is smart about all things shark and hopes to be a future ichthyologist. She’s also passionate advocate for books and using social media to promote digital citizenship, student voice and global audiences for learners everywhere. Olivia's work on LivBits has been featured all over the world, including conferences in Taiwan, Singapore, and England. She’s an accomplished keynote speaker and has been honored to present with incredible authors at national conferences across the country, including NCTE, ASCD, ISTE, and NAMLE. Olivia was the youngest kid keynote ever at Alan November’s international conference, Building Learning Communities (BLC) 2017. She looks forward to more opportunities working with authors and organizations that share her drive to promote digital citizenship for kids. Connect with Olivia on her social media accounts @thelivbits or by visiting her website: www.theLivBits.com

*Who Should Attend: This training is created specifically for school counselors, deans, psychologists, year heads, learning support staff and all educators who work to support students and their families through preventative programing as well as just-in-time interventions for social-emotional, academic, transition or behavioral needs.

Registration Fee Includes:
• Transportation to and from the Sonesta Hotel to NSU's Campus each day
• All Course Materials
• Lunch and 2 Refreshments Breaks each day
• 1 Group Dinner (Tuesday evening)

Registration & Tuition Fee
AAIE Members: $875
(After 15 March: $975)
Non-Members: $995
(After 15 March: $1095)

AAIE Event Refund/Cancellation Policy
The Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE) reserves the right to cancel an event due to low enrollment or other circumstances which would make the event non-viable. If AAIE cancels an event, registrants will be offered a full refund for all AAIE registration fees, or provide the option to transfer registration to another event of the registrant’s choosing. In the event of low enrollment, AAIE will notify via email all registered participants no less than 4 weeks prior to the date of the event.

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Hotel & Reservation Information

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