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Don’t miss the Essex County School Counselor Summit!
A day to connect, restore, and learn.

  • When: Friday, May 5, 2023 from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
  • Where: The Conference Center at Lake Placid, (also known as the Olympic Center) 2634 Main St, Lake Placid, NY 12946

    You can park in the Municipal Parking located right next to the venue. There is an $8 fee to park there for the day. The meters take debit or credit card. Write down your plate number, it will be needed for the meter machine to obtain a ticket.

  • Who: Counselors & mental health support staff at Essex County schools, as well as local service providers.
  • What: Celebrate the work of School Counselors; nurture peer-to-peer relationships; professional development; learn from providers about referrals and resources. Lunch and refreshments included.
  • Cost: Free! Brought to you by the Building Resilience in Essex Families Coalition‘s School Outreach Working Group (SCHout).
Our day will kick off with refreshments and a Keynote by Tom Bull: A New Day and a New Way. Change brings opportunities, and we’ve been through a lot of changes, with more to come. Get inspired to navigate new perspectives, principles, and practices. Followed by roundtable discussions and an open forum. The What’s Working? activity will give you a taste of different resources and tools available for Essex County schools. You will learn from your peers about how schools are implementing SEL, Trauma Responsive Schools, MindUP, Staff Resiliency, and more.  A Service Provider Spotlight activity will round out the morning.
Following a healthy lunch, Breakout Sessions will focus on topics (chosen based on counselors’ input), including Staff Resiliency, Trauma Responsive Schools, MindUP, and Supporting LGBTQ+ Students. Meet and Greet Activity will introduce you to local providers and where, when, and how to make referrals. Resource providers will share information at tables, as well.
  • An Optional Social Hour will start at 3:30 pm. An opportunity for more unstructured time to hang out with new friends and old buddies.
  • Breaks to chill out and network will be planned throughout the day.
For more information, contact Jessica Thompson at or 518-925-6705
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