NCTCA 2022 has ended
Entertainment (links found on SCHED):
Friday 5pm-5:30pm -
Movie Night: "Back Home Again" (30 minutes)

Jeff Newman - Mentalist. Magician. Trickster.
Jeff Newman Performance

Live Chat available (bottom right hand corner) on mynctca.com   Wed: 5pm-9pm, Thurs 7am-5:30pm, Friday 8am-5pm

NCTCA 2022 Presidents’ Welcome Address - National Anthem, Indigenous Land Acknowledgement, Honorary President and Opening Remarks.

ATA President’s Address - Jason Schilling

ACEE (Alberta Council for Environmental Education) Symposium Thursday, February 10th: English: Virtual Room 17, French: Virtual Room 18

Take a 5 minute activity break!  Ready In Five Video Library!
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Morgex Presents: Robyne Hanley-Dafoe! ***Pre-recorded***All In: Mastering Life with Work Integration for Optimal Performance and Wellness

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Session availability:  All sessions (Live & Pre-recorded) will be available on SCHED until April 1st UNLESS SPECIFICALLY ADDRESSED IN THE TITLE. (Eg.  LIVE SESSION ONLY or RECORDING AVAILABLE UNTIL XXX)  ***Live session recordings will be available on SCHED by MONDAY***
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Friday, February 11 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Risk Assessments and Crisis Counselling in Schools

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As a School Counsellor, I have growing concern regarding the rising rates of youth engagement in self-injury, suicide, and homicidal acts. COVID-19 has elevated these concerns due to increased risk factors pertaining to social, family, economic, and health stressors, in addition to changes to typical routines and support systems. As an educator or counsellor, you will most likely encounter a student in a mental health crisis at least once in your career. For many of us, we have no idea what to do in these situations. Of course, as educators, it is in our nature to comfort the student and do the best we can to support them, but often we walk away feeling like we could have done a better job. This session is focused on the “what to do in these situations”. We will cover some very important information and guidelines for interacting with a person who could potentially be violent to self or others. We will discuss aspects of suicide and homicidal risk assessments as well as prevention techniques such as safety planning. My goal is for you to walk away with tangible strategies and resources, so you no longer feel like you have no idea what to do or say.

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Leaha Severson

High School Counsellor, Black Gold School Division
Leaha Severson Leaha has been working with families for over 10 years in a variety of capacities. She first began working with families as a volunteer with Stollery Children’s Hospital. As a fellow childhood cancer survivor and amputee, she mentored families through their journey... Read More →


Friday February 11, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm MST
Virtual Room 09 None
  Guidance / Counselling, Guidance / Counselling
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English