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School Mental Health Awareness Day

  • January 17, 2018
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Kansas State Capitol


  • Registration for school counselors, school mental health professionals, and other school personnel interested in school mental health advocacy. Registration includes all sessions, breakfast & lunch.

Thanks for your support of school mental health awareness and the Kansas School Counselor Association (KSCA). We are excited to bring these opportunities for leadership, collaboration, and advocacy to our members!

The School Mental Health Awareness Day (SMHAD) is co-sponsored by the Kansas School Counselor Association, Kansas Association of School Psychologists, and the Kansas School Social Workers Association. 

The School Mental Health Awareness Day will help communicate the importance of school mental health across our state.  Participants will have the opportunity to meet with Kansas Legislators, advocate for school mental health services, hear from guest speakers about current initiatives, and collaborate with other school mental health professionals. A catered breakfast and lunch at the Celtic Fox is included in the cost of registration. 

8:00 – Breakfast w/ Legislators

9:00  – Welcome and Opening Remarks by Rep. Eber Phelps

9:05 – Bernie Koch: Legislative Updates

9:45 – KSDE Panel Discussion 

10:30 – Dr. Jeff Colyer, Kansas Lieutenant Governor

11:00 – School Mental Health Professionals & National Alliance on Mental Health

11:30 Closing Remarks

12:00-1:00 – Lunch buffet at Celtic Fox

Afternoon – Visit with Legislators by appointment 

1:30 - KSCA President provides testimony to Senate Education Committee 

3:30 - KSCA President provides testimony to House Education Committee

To inform your legislators of your plans to attend SMHAD, or to schedule a meeting, visit http://kslegislature.org/li/ and use the Find Your Legislator tool on the left side of the page.

Kansas Counseling Association (KCA) is a 501(c) non-profit organization. 

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