April 02, 2020 10:13 AM | Anonymous

Dear Counselors,

As many of you continue to navigate these difficult times, we are continuing to curate resources and offer webinars to help you navigate this new reality. I also hope that each of you is finding a balance between work, self care, and family time. I know that I'm still working on this juggling act.

It was so wonderful to see so many smiling faces during our first Zoom meet up. I also appreciate your patience as I navigate new technology. It was such a success, that we can plan offer more meet ups in the future for us to talk, brainstorm, and share a friendly smile with our counseling community.

I also know that your email inbox is probably full right now. Mine is bursting at the seams with PD opportunities, Zoom call reminders, and fun activities to do while staying safe at home. For this reason we are compiling a list of webinars, PD's, resources and more on our Professional Development page. Please continue to check it and follow us on social media for regular updates.

As always, thank you for trusting us to help you with your work and for your tireless efforts on behalf of your students.

Stay happy and healthy,

Laura Filtness

TSCA Chair of the Board



TSCA Webinar Series 

Boost Your Program With Mindfulness

Part 1: Tuesday, April 14, at 5pm EST

Register for Part 1 with Laura Filtness here.

Part 2: Tuesday, April 28, at 5 pm ET

Register for Part 2 with Tanya Harris here.

30% of children have problem self regulating, which impacts the classroom learning environment for all. Learn how to incorporate comprehensive mindfulness and resilience practices into your MTSS program that not only helps children with high ACES scores, but improves the entire school climate. 

After attending this session you should be able to:

  •  Provide and explain specific and practical strategies to incorporate mindfulness and resiliency into the elementary setting.
  •  Discuss why mindfulness and resilience is relevant to student development and the school setting and its impact on neuroscience and brain development.
  •  Examine the implications of mindfulness in the elementary setting and the benefits it has for all stakeholders.


Help for Middle Tennessee

As you know many of our colleagues and students were recently impacted by the deadly tornados in Middle TN. Anyone wishing to help tornado victims can make a donation to the Community Foundation Emergency Response Fund https://www.cfmt.org/story/middle-tennessee-emergency-response-fund/.

Social Media Take Over

We hope you have been enjoying all the fun we have been having over on Instagram. Our IG takeovers have been a fun way to our leaders and members to connect with each other and share their tips for success. If you are interested in taking over our social media let us know.

Professional Development Opportunities

There are so many wonderful ways to spend this "extra" time at home. Learn about all the current opportunities on our Professional Development page.

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