Texas School Counselor Association

TSCA Lunch and Learn

TSCA - Lunch & Learn Series

Understanding Non-Suicidal Self Injury (NSSI)

This program reviews current research related to non-suicidal self-injury including prevalence and effective treatment modalities. Participants will come away with a better understand this coping strategy and effective ways for working with students who participate in the behaviors.


Learn How to Navigate and Track Time in Alignment with SB 179

Explore and learn how to use data to advocate for change. This lunch and learn will focus on refining your understanding of the four service delivery components, data, data collection, and advocating for your program. We will also discuss the different types and methods used in collecting data to include Process, Perception, and Student Outcome Data. Participants will leave the Lunch and Learn with ideas on how to utilize different sources of data to re-culture and build support for their comprehensive school counseling program.



Texas School Mental Health Toolkit

The Texas Education Agency has a new website and School Mental Health Toolkit available for districts and schools. These resources were developed with collaboration between Texas Education Agency, Health and Human Services Commission, the University of Texas and the Mental Health Technology Transfer Center to help districts align with the Safe and Supportive Schools and Effective Schools Framework in supporting best practice implementation for your students, staff, and community. Attendees will walk away with an in-depth look at the newly released resources for immediate implementation in their district and on their campus.



LGBTQI+ 101 for School Counselors

School Counselors are seeing more students in the school setting identifying with the LGBTQQIAAPP community. The presenter will review key terminology, developmental milestones, and review research regarding specific mental health issues affecting those who identify with the community. Attendees will gain insight into affirmative practices for the school setting to help students navigate their identity within the learning environment. At the end of the presentation, there will be time for attendees to ask questions.



Increasing High School Graduation for Students Experiencing Homelessness or in Foster Care in Texas

Did you know Texas has laws and regulations specifically intended to help students experiencing homelessness or in foster care graduate from high school and avoid falling behind when they move? This webinar will go over existing policies and share strategies to implement them. We will help you develop a short action plan on the spot to bring this information to colleagues and ensure every student experiencing homelessness or in foster care who is eligible to graduate, can do so.



Using Your Program Data to Win CREST and Advocate for your Program

Learn how to track, organize, and use your data to Tell Your Story. This program will not only help prepare you to collect essential data but will also help identify strategies to organize and present that data to support your program and apply for the prestigious TSCA Crest Award

Even in the midst of a pandemic professional school counselors in Texas met the needs of the students, campuses and communities! The focus of this Lunch & Learn is to equip counselors to look at their data and comprehensive school counseling program (CSCP) to show how essential the CSCP is as we receive students back to our campuses and meet the needs of everyone in the school community!

Have you been considering applying for the CREST Award or want to know what the CREST process looks like after last year? Are you trying to advocate on your campus to spend more time with your students? If so, this Lunch and Learn is for YOU!



Legislative Lunch & Learn: 87 (R) Legislative Update: What School Counselors Need to Know

SB 179 was just one of several bills affecting school counselors (and other educators) that passed this session.  Find out how those bills can impact your work as well as your employment.  Spend your lunch hour with Jan Friese and Lesa Pritchard for an up-to-date report on what you need to know about changes in continuing education, compliant procedures, course changes, rulemaking, and so much more.