Human Rights/Social Justice Committee
Ensure that the actions of the Association are to benefit all members; to support and work with children who may be underserved in the schools; to identify an organization or association who supports those needs of children and their families; to provide tools, resources, and strategies to school counselors to ensure equal education for all students.
Tim Grothaus, Ph.D., NCC, NCSC, ACS – Associate Professor, Old Dominion
Kie Anderson – School Counselor, Fairfax County Public Schools
Tori Stone, Ph.D., - School Counselor, Prince William County Public Schools
Amy Upton – Guidance Department Chair, Great Neck Middle School
Helen Runyan – Directory, CARE NOW
2011-2012 Focus Group:
“Serving Those Who Serve”
Students whose parent(s) or family members are deployed
Camp C.O.P.E (www.campcope.com) – “was designed to help our ‘young heroes’cope with the effects of war, deployments, and the sacrifices they are asked to
make every day.”
Camp C.O.P.E. will be joining the Human Rights/Social Justice Committee at the VSCA Conference in Newport News, VA.
- A 50/50 Raffle drawing will be taking place throughout the conference. 50% of the profits will go to a winner, to be named on Friday (3/16) and the other 50% of the profits will go directly to Camp C.O.P.E.
Military Child Initiative sponsored by Johns Hopkins – www.jhsph.edu/mci
The Department of Defense Education Activity – www.dodea.edu
Military On Source – www.militaryonesource.com
Military Child Education Coalition – www.militarychild.org
Past Focus Groups:
2011 – English Language Learners: Liberty’s promise (www.libertyspromise.org)
2010 – Students who are experiencing Homelessness: For Kids
2009 – Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual, Transgender: Gay, Lesbian, & Straight
Education Network (www.glsen.org)
2008 – Children who are living in poverty and abuse: Children’s Defense Fund