The annual Break by the Lake Conference for Student Personnel will be held on Friday, September 30, 2016, at Lake Logan Episcopal Center in Canton, NC. Registration begins August 22, 2016 through the Counseling Programs at Western Carolina University. Joins us for $35 early registration.The main presenter will be Howard Hanger, a minister, author, musician, educator, and entrepreneur. One reviewer described Howard Hanger as more of a verb than a noun. Howard describes himself as A.D.D.
For more than 30 years, Howard Hanger served as an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church. He left the denomination so that he could continue to officiate same-sex ceremonial unions. Both his father and grandfather were Methodist Ministers, one of whom left the church over his opposition to war and the other got into trouble with the church over his pro-civil rights stance.
Howard believes that, as a minister, his mission is to bless and encourage love wherever he finds it and to bring love where it is not. Some of his accomplishments include:
His topic for our main presentation is titled “This Blessed Mess.” Read more about Howard Hanger at his website www.contacthoward.com
Community Resiliency Model, Growth Mindset, Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, Child and Youth Bereavement, Using Data, and Motivational Interviewing for Student Support Personnel.
The conference is a local opportunity to teach and learn for school counselors, school social workers, school psychologists, school nurses, resource officers, school administrators, community counselors, and many others in the educational and helping fields.