February 28, 2023 –
Arkansas Virtual Drive-in Workshop
Tuesday, February 28, 2023 | 9:00 - 11:30 am Central
We invite you to join us for this free, virtual event where we'll learn about fostering relationships with Latinx/Hispanic students, UAMS programs, and mental health and wellness with a DEI lens. Two NBCC continuing education clock hours available. Register here!
9:00 - 9:05 a.m. Welcome and Introductions*
Presenter: Whitney Smotherman and Matthew Foster, Drive-In Workshop Co-Chairs
9:05 - 9:15 a.m. What is SACAC*
Presenter: Darren Morgan, SACAC - State and Area Initiative Chair
9:15 - 10:15 a.m. Fostering Relationships with Latinx/Hispanic Students
Presenter: Sandra Carmona Jobe, Director of College & Career Advising, Arkansas Lighthouse Charter Schools (AR) (MEd Higher Education: Student Affairs, UALR)
Navigating postsecondary planning can be emotionally taxing for students, especially Latinx and Hispanic students. Fostering relationships with these diverse societal subgroups of students is imperative to best support them in their journey to postsecondary education and financial planning. In this session we will discuss common societal concerns among our students, understand multicultural values among our students, and explore interaction patterns school counselors can utilize in building rapport with Latinx and Hispanic students.
10:15 – 10:30 a.m. UAMS Pathways Academy & Health Career University Programs*
In this session we will learn about UAMS statewide programs offered to high school students with the purpose of generating interest in healthcare careers and diversifying the healthcare workforce.
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Check-in/ Check-out: Mental Health and Wellness with a DEI Lens
Presenters: Amber Booth-McCoy, CEO, The Diversity Booth (AR)
Isis Pettway, Therapist, Chenal Family Therapy (AR) (AR) (MS Clinical Mental Health Counseling, John Brown University)
Using cultural humility and cultural responsiveness as a framework, this session will provide counselors with tips and tools necessary to promote optimal wellness related to mental health among students from diverse backgrounds. Participants will engage in interactive discussions and activities designed to learn wellness initiatives and enhance their ability to use a diversity, equity and inclusion lens in their everyday student interactions and conflict resolution practices.
Please forward this invitation along to those in your professional network who might also wish to attend! Registration link: https://bit.ly/SACAC23ARDIW
The Southern Association for College Admission Counseling has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6805. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. SACAC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
* = Does not qualify for NBCC credit