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Why Belong to NJSCA?

School reform, workplace demands, the changing economy, and work force demographics dictate new expectations for school counselors. School counselors are expected to take the lead in assisting our nation's young people to become healthy, happy, productive citizens. NJSCA provides support, training, networking and a watch on legislative issues, all important in meeting the needs of school counselors in New Jersey. NJSCA was instrumental in having the New Jersey School Counseling Initiative funded and the National Standards for School Counseling Programs written into the New Jersey Department of Education Administrative Code; ensuring that all districts shall provide a comprehensive developmental school counseling program in Kindergarten through Grade 12.

Benefits of Membership

  • Up-to-date information on topics and issues of interest to school counselors in the NJSCA Newsletter, Newsline and Web-Letter and our enhanced NJSCA Website
  • IRS designation as a 501(c) (3)
  • The New Jersey School Counseling Initiative: The New Jersey Frameworks
  • Professional Networking Site and Social Media Connections
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Angela Cleveland
Registration is open for NJSCA Fall Conference

Registration is open for NJSCA 2018!  Calling All Presenters!!!  Mark your calendars, start the process to get board approval to attend (if necessary) and register!  The Board and officers of the association are working hard to create an exciting conference, featuring Dan St. Romain!  Dan will be leading a Pre-Conference Session on Positive Behavioral Principles starting at 5pm on Thursday, October 11.

Here are a few things to keep in mind and consider as you make plans to attend in October:

  1. Mark your calendars for October 11-12 at the Pines Manor in Edison!
  2. Submit for board approval early to attend!  This way you can take advantage of the Early Bird Discount!
  3. The Purchase Orders will need to be made to the National Center for Youth Issues (W-9 can be found on conference website)
  4. Dan St. Romain is coming to provide a Pre-Conference Session, the Opening Keynote Session and a Breakout Session!!!  Dan will leave you with highly applicable takeaways as well as some great laughter!

Calling all Presenters!!! The New Jersey School Counselor Association is soliciting proposals for presentations promoting evidence-based programs in the domains of academic, career, and social/emotional development or highlighting the latest techniques and practices in school counseling. Please note that the deadline to submit for a proposal is May 15.  Please click here to find out more: Call for Presenters.  Presenters will be offered a greatly discounted rate to attend the conference. 

We are working with the National Center for Youth Issues (NCYI) with our upcoming conference – NJSCA 2018 School Counselors: Advocating for Student Success on October 11-12, 2018 at the Pines Manor in Edison, NJ.  NCYI works with numerous state associations and will be helping us make NJSCA 2018 one to remember! We just wanted to make you all aware of this change, as you may be seeing correspondence from NCYI in the future.

Also, the Crowne Plaza located across the street from the Pines Manor has opened up a block of rooms for us at the special low rate of $99 per night!  If you would like to take advantage of this rate, please go to the conference website and click on the link to the Crowne Plaza in the “Accommodations” section.  (2018 NJSCA Conference)

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Nicholas Meyer
14th Annual School Counselor Spring Conference

This conference is being held in cooperation with New Jersey School Counselor Association, New Jersey Association for College Admission Counseling and the Counselor Education Department, Kean University.

This year’s conference will highlight issues and outcomes that you – a school counselor – assume and address in helping students and their families prepare future academic or career goals. This professional day of renewal provides a full day of retreat on our beautiful campus, where you can network with colleagues and reinforce your skills through professional development workshops, sessions and program showcases designed to be informative, inspiring and memorable.  

Professional Development Certificates will be available electronically when the conference is complete and evaluation forms have been submitted.

Click here to learn more about the conference, view the agenda, and register to attend.


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Nicholas Meyer
Counselor News

Counselor News is the official publication of the New Jersey School Counselor Association. Read the latest news and find current information on topics related to school counseling in New Jersey and nationwide.

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Nicholas Meyer