News & Events

The News & Events section will keep you up-to-date on important topics of interest and upcoming events for the counseling community and the students we serve. If you know of a news or event you think should be posted here, email ISCA at


Evidence-Based School Counseling Conference

Attached please find information for the seventh annual Evidence-Based School Counseling Conference. This conference provides school counselors with critical information about successful practice, evaluation, and relevant research to create dynamic and powerful school counseling programs. It will be held this year in Columbus, Ohio on March 10-11, 2019. 

Click here to view the invitation and here to view the conference flyer.

Iowa Needs School Counselor Shirts Still Available

ISCA is excited to continue the partnership with RAYGUN for the IOWA NEEDS SCHOOL COUNSELOR shirts. Visit RAYGUN's website to order a Red T-Shirt. A portion of the sales will continue to support the ISCA Scholarship Fund.

Save the Date for the ASCA 2019 Conference

The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) national conference is in Boston this year, June 29- July 2. The board Presidents represents ISCA at the conference and will be part of the Iowa contingent. If you are planning to attend let Sheryl Cline know by emailing her at  so we can include you in any Iowa activities. To learn more about the ASCA conference visit It is a wonderful professional development opportunity. If you can make it we highly recommend attending.

Save the Date for the ISCA 2019 Conference

Save the date for the 2019 ISCA Conference – All In for Student Success. Our annual conference will be held November 3-5, 2019, in the Des Moines area. 

The 2018-2019 Webinar Series schedule is currently being developed with new sessions added throughout the school year. Be sure to take part in this great professional development opportunity. You can learn more on the Members-Only webinar series page.

Save the Date for the ASCA 2019 Conference



ASCA Model Series: ASCA Position Statements
January 14, 2019
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Family Engagement for Student Success
January 26, 2019
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Evidence-Based School Counseling Conference
March 10-11, 2019
Columbus, Ohio 
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Having Tough Conversations with Students About Suicide: What You Need to Know
March 11, 2019 
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SEL = Harmony
March 14, 2019
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2018 School Counseling: A New Kind of Peace - Part 1: But I'm Not a Racist
March 18, 2019
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2018 School Counseling: A New Kind of Peace - Part 2: Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies
March 21, 2019
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Awareness Calendar

November 2018
  • Adoption Awareness Month
  • Military Family Appreciation Month
  • National Career Development Month
  • National Family Caregivers Month
  • National Homeless Youth Awareness Month
  • National Runaway Prevention Month
  • National Scholarship Month
  • Native American Heritage Month
  • Picture Book Month
  • Nov. 10-18 - National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week
  • American Education Week
  • National Apprenticeship Week
  • World Kindness Day
  • Transgender Awareness Week
  • Great American Smokeout
  • National Parental Involvement Day
  • International Day for Tolerance
  • National Adoption Day
  • Survivor Day - International Survivors of Suicide Loss
  • Native American Heritage Day
  • Random Acts of Kindness Friday

December 2018
  • National Impaired Driving Prevention Month
  • Safe Toys and Gifts Month
  • Dec. 1 - World AIDS Day
  • Dec. 2 - Special Education Day
  • Dec. 2-8 - National Handwashing Awareness Week
  • Dec. 3 - International Day of Persons with Disabilities
  • Dec. 5 - International Volunteer Day
  • Dec. 10 - Human Rights Day
  • Dec. 15 - Bill of Rights Day
  • View the full 2018-19 Awareness Calendar
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