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Call for proposals for 6th annual National Evidence-Based School Counseling Conference

I am pleased to announce that the 6th annual National Evidence-Based School Counseling Conference will take place March 19-20, 2018 at New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), 1855 Broadway in Manhattan. All school counselors are welcome to submit a proposal for the conference through the online form, which is now open.

In order for your proposal to be considered, you must submit the title of your presentation, a brief description and explain the goal of your presentative in no more than 500 words. You must also select the topics your session will address from the relevant topics listed below. The deadline is Monday, Oct. 2.

Session topics for the conference include:

  1. School counseling program components or interventions designed to support student academic success and to close achievement, opportunity and/or attainment gaps (description or evaluation of outcomes)
     
  2. School counseling program components or interventions designed to improve coordination of services or to support students’ social and emotional well-being and mental health (description or
    evaluation of outcomes)
     
  3. School counseling program components or interventions designed to support college and career development (description or evaluation of outcomes)
     
  4. School counseling program components or interventions designed to meet the needs of specific populations-transitioning, immigrant, undocumented, LGBTQ, homeless, ethnic or religious minority, foster care, and so on (description or evaluation of outcomes)
     
  5. Using data to make program decisions, to advocate for students, to demonstrate comprehensive school counseling program’s effectiveness, and to create school change
     
  6. School counselor education topics related to evidence-based practices
     
  7. Methods and instruments for measuring and documenting the impact of school counseling and outcomes
     
  8. Research methods, evaluation methods, and statistical analysis
     
  9. Program improvement through grant-writing, developing RAMP applications, etc.

In addition to proposals, school counselors and graduate students are encouraged to submit a poster for display at the conference. If you choose to submit a poster for this year's conference, indicate your type of poster presentation on the proposal form. If you have any questions about the conference or proposals, email ebscc2018@gmail.com.

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