RISCA Fall Conference 2019

RI School Counselors: Leading the

Revolution With New Ideas

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

7:30 am- 3:00 pm

The Crowne Plaza Hotel

801 Greenwich Ave, Warwick, RI 02886

Featuring Keynote Speaker

Jill Cook, ASCA Assistant Director

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Jill Cook is Assistant Director of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), where she helped develop and continues to oversee the National School Counselor of the Year and Recognized ASCA Model Programs. Jill also serves as a liaison to numerous K-12, nonprofit and for-profit organizations that work on issues related to the well-being of our nation’s students.

Jill has been the chairperson of the National Consortium for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and is a member of The College Board’s Member Engagement Advisory Committee; the National Working Group on Foster Care and Education; the Evidence-Based School Counseling Conference; the Coalition to Support Grieving Students, the STEM Equity Pipeline through the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity; and the National Coalition of Personnel Services in Special Education and Related Services.  She also represents ASCA on the Council of National School Counseling and College Access Organizations. 

She participated in the American Express Leadership Academy and worked on the revision of Learning Forward’s Standards for Professional Learning. She has also worked with the U.S. Army and the National Association of Secondary School Principals on the Leadership and Professional Development Symposium for principals and school counselors. In 2014, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention presented her with the Allies in Action Partner Award for her work on the development of a model school district suicide prevention policy. In 2019, the National Dance Society recognized Jill with the Dance Advocate Award for her work on supporting students’ mental health.

Jill received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has done postgraduate work at UNC-Greensboro and Appalachian State University. She was a music teacher, middle school counselor and assistant principal before joining ASCA.

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Don't miss out on these informative breakout sessions:

CCRI-How to use Dualenroll.com to apply and register students for the high school enrichment and running start Programs

Supporting your school/district to adopt and implement a mindfulness curriculum for Social Emotional Learning

Psychological Trauma Awareness: Stress - Trauma -Crisis Intervention for Students

Career Exploration for Middle and High School Students

A Better School Climate: Bridging SEL and Mindfulness to Support Student Mental Health and

Build Resilience

Ramp 101: “How to revamp and grow your counseling program to become a recognized ASCA program

What’s New in the ASCA National Model: 4th Edition

The Benefits of Therapy Pets in the School Setting

Ride the Wave - Encouraging your Students to Navigate Rough Seas

The LD GPS: Guiding Students with LD through the College Search Process

Practices Supporting Student-Centered Learning in RI

Counselors Talk Conversations Across the Desk - Connecting with Today’s College Admissions Reps: What School Counselors and Students should Know

Behind the Smile: Brooke’s Journey to Wellness and Self-Love.

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