Preparing Students to Navigate Relationships – Julia Cook

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Julia Cook believes that teaching students relationship skills is vital to success in life.  The stories in Julia’s books address a broad spectrum of relationship topics that help students have successful personal interactions.

Watch Julia Cook discuss the importance of equipping students with relationship skills.

Award-winning author of more than 25 books that inspire students to better themselves, Julia Cook will present a keynote session entitled Reboundaries and Resilience: Enhancing Skills That Foster Boundary Recognition, Determination and GRIT! at the Innovative Counseling Strategies Conference in Atlanta.  She will also present a breakout session during the main conference.

The 6th Annual Innovative Counseling Strategies Conference is returning to Atlanta!  This stimulating event focuses on practical techniques and strategies that attendees can immediately implement. Register Today! Pre-Registration Closes May 31st!


Dr. Russell Sabella
Author, Professor, Expert on Technology for School Counselors
Julia Cook
Best-Selling Author of 40 Children’s Books
Brad Chapin
Author, Leading Authority on Self-Regulation
Barbara Coloroso
International Bestselling Author & Speaker
Dr. Julianne Malveaux
Noted Author and Commentator on Education, Racial Diversity and Women’s Issues
Jordan Ellenberg
Author of NYT Bestseller How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking


Dr. Randy Sprick
PBIS Developer, Creator Safe & Civil Schools

Check out some of this year’s speakers!

This conference will also feature best practices from educators and other professionals working with youth. Some programs will be research-tested, while others will be promising, innovative approaches created by practicing professionals to help them better connect with different types of students. These innovative strategies may help with:

  • Transforming bullies
  • Reframing resistant students
  • Connecting with defiant students
  • Motivating apathetic students
  • Changing self-destructive beliefs in children & teens
  • Transforming bully bystanders into interveners
  • Empowering bully targets
  • Helping socially alienated students
  • Working with youth who self-mutilate
  • Children & teens experiencing loss
  • Overcoming past traumatic events

Developmental Resources is now offering an PRE-REG DISCOUNT ($485 for the Conference Bundle including 2 Pre-Conference Sessions; $395 Conference-Only)! This is a great opportunity to lock in your spot and to keep the conference affordable (Regular Conference Bundle Registration is $545; Regular Conference-Only is $425.)  SAVE THE DATE!

ATLANTA: June 19 – June 22, 2016
$485 USD

(until May 31st)
$395 USD

(until May 31st)
(Includes: 2 Pre-Conference Sessions + Pre-Reg Conference Registration)
Regular Price: $545 USD
(Includes entrance into all general sessions, breakout sessions, exhibits, morning and afternoon refreshments)Regular Price: $425 USD

Proposals for presentations are now being accepted for Innovative Counseling Strategies Conference in Atlanta!  Please submit the proposal form onlineor fax to 888-372-6061 or email your completed proposal form  The deadline for program proposals is May 31st, 2016.

Presenters are required to register for the conference – discounts apply for on-time registrations.  Additional information is available on the registration form or you may call us at 800-251-6805.

The Innovative Counseling Strategies Conference is part of the 2016 Innovative Schools Summit Atlanta, which will be held June 19-22 at the beautiful Marriott Marquis, one of the premier hotels in downtown Atlanta.  Conveniently located in Peachtree Center, indoor MARTA access offers guests direct access to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.  This magnificent hotel is close to the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola and the College Football Hall of Fame.  The breathtaking 52-story atrium is marked by the 50-foot color-changing sail of Pulse, a trendy lounge and symbol of this hotel.  Enjoy the onsite Starbucks and stay fit in the 24-hour Fitness Center.  The 2016 Innovative Schools Summit Atlanta will feature:

  • The Innovative Counseling Strategies Conference
  • The Innovative Teaching Strategies Conference
  • The Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference
  • The School Discipline Conference

Innovative Counseling Strategies attendees enjoy complimentary access to all conference sessions on a space-available basis.

Take advantage of the Marriott Marquis discounted room rate of $149/nightwhen you book by May 23rd.  If you wish to reserve by phone, please call 866-469-5475.

The Innovative Counseling Strategies Conference is part of the Innovative Schools Summit in Atlanta. Attendees enjoy complimentary access to all Summit keynote presenters and breakout sessions on a space-available basis.

June 19-22, 2016
June 28-July 1, 2016
November 11-13, 2016
School Discipline Conference School Discipline Conference NextGen School Safety Conference
Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference School Discipline Conference
Innovative Teaching Strategies
Wired Differently Conference Wired Differently Conference
Innovative Counseling Strategies
NextGen School Safety Conference



Enhancing Your “Datability”

Lighting The Way to Your Future

Do More With Less: Self-Regulation Equals Success

Taking the Bully by Both Horns: The Five Rules of Bullying

Biblio-Rhymology: The ART of Character Ed

Mindfulness Made Easy

Using Student Built Models to Access Reflected Thought

WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students)

Self-Regulation Skills in the Classroom

“Outside the Box” Strategies for “Outside the Box” Kids

How to Motivate the Unmotivated “Teaching with Poverty in Mind”

Create a Win-Win Situation!

Career Day, College Day, and More!

Innovative Counseling Strategies for Working with Middle Schoolers

Reconnecting the Disconnected: Helping At-Risk Students Rediscover Play, Passion & Purpose

Paradox of Being Gifted: Considerations for Counseling Gifted Individuals

Mindset Matters

A New Look at Stress

Spectacular Guidance Activities for Kids



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