Category: Florida Florida Virtual Drive-in Workshop

March 9, 2023

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9:00-10:00 AM Trauma-Informed Practices in Schools
This session will help provide school counselors with an advanced understanding of how to effectively utilize trauma-informed practices to recognize the signs & symptoms of trauma, help create a physically & emotionally safe environment, establish trust & boundaries, support autonomy & choice, create collaborative relationships & participation opportunities & using a strengths & empowerment-focused perspective to promote resilience to reduce re-traumatization & promote healing. [Scott Nakita, Grace Counseling Services of Winter Haven (MA - Pastoral Counseling, Liberty University and MSW - Social Work, Florida State University)]

10:00-10:30 AM Changes and Updates to FAFSA and the Bright Futures Scholarship*
Paying for post-secondary education is an ever-growing concern for students & families; however, Federal Student Aid reports the FAFSA completion rate continues to be on a downward trend. This session will provide strategies counselors can implement within their community to increase FAFSA completion. Updates regarding the Florida Financial Aid Application & Bright Futures changes and resources will be shared. [Pedro Hernandez, Florida Department of Education Outreach]

10:30-11:00 AM Hello, Xello!*
Join us for a lively discussion about how Xello supports school counselors in assisting students with their future readiness plans, self-discovery, college applications, career exploration, occupation outlook, and much more. [Noa Lipton, Xello]

*Does not qualify for NBCC clock hours

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 program.

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