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Section 1. Purposes. The purposes of the Chapter, acting in accordance with the purposes and objectives of both the American Counseling Association and the Virginia Counselors Association, shall be as follow: (a) To advance the profession of guidance and counseling in the Southeastern Tidewater area. (b) To maintain, improve, and encourage high professional standards and professional conduct in the fields of guidance and counseling consistent with the professional standards of our state and national organizations. (c) To unite professionals in both public and private settings engaged or interested in guidance and counseling in the Southeastern Tidewater area. (d) To provide opportunities for educational and professional development. (e) To disseminate information and focus public attention on legislation which would in any way affect guidance and counseling activities in the Southeastern Tidewater area. (f) To stimulate interest and membership in HRCA, VCA, and the ACA. (g) To enhance individual human development by examining conditions which create barriers to individual development and striving to remove them.
HRCA By-Laws-January 3, 2008
Professional Development Meeting
NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY
HRCA Professional Development Meeting at Norfolk State University
Parking Lot #6 on map. Scott/Dozier Dining Hall #9 on map.
HRCA Professional Development Meeting April 11, 2013
Norfolk State University - Scott/Dozier Dining Hall
TOPIC: Homelessness: Issues & Challenges
Virginia Organizing is a statewide grassroots organization that brings people together to create a more just Virginia. Virginia Organizing especially encourages the participation of those who have traditionally had little or no voice in our society.
This page was last updated: April 10, 2013
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Norfolk State University
Teresa Stanley is the South Hampton Roads Organizer for Virginia Organizing. Virginia Organizing is a social justice statewide grassroots organization that brings people together to ceate a more just Virginia.
Teresa Stanley has worked in faith-based community organizing since 1985. Prior to joining Virginia Organizing, a nonprofit, nonpartisan social justice organization that empowers the voices of those that are most disaffected in our local community in August of 2009, Teresa was the coordinator of social justice ministry for St. Nicholas Catholic Parish in Virginia Beach and Holy Redeemer in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina and served as the Office of Justice and Peace Tidewater Liaison for the Catholic Diocese of Richmond. Teresa was a founding organizer of the Tidewater Sowers of Justice, a network of social justice advocates and the Voices that Challenge, a youth and young adult social justice movement. Teresa has been a strong advocate on the issue of homelessness throughout her career. She currently serves as the co-chair of the Volunteers of America Lighthouse Advisory Board. She is also a member of the Winter Shelter Taskforce and the Virginia Beach Housing Roundtable and chairs the Advocacy Committees for the Interfaith Alliance at the Beach and BEACH (Bringing an End to all City Homelessness).
As a trained mediator, she implemented a restorative justice victim/offender mediation program for youth in Dare County Teen Court and facilitates conflict resolution and mediation trainings. She has an undergraduate degree from Old Dominion University and Masters from Loyola University, New Orleans.
Teresa Stanley is the South Hampton Roads Organizer for Virginia
Organizing. Virginia Organizing is a social justice statewide grassroots
organization that brings people together to ceate a more just Virginia.
HRCA President’s Message
Celebrating A Valued Profession
Joyce G. Beamon
Greetings and Happy Spring, HRCA! It is my wish for you that this new season will bring you renewed hope, refocused energy, and joyous times with family and friends. We, the HRCA Executive Board hope you are aware that we are committed to helping you continue to develop professionally by providing you with relevant and current information by
way of the HRCA website, newsletters and professional development opportunities. We value your contributions to the counseling profession and the communities you serve.
In an effort to demonstrate our sincere appreciation for the great service you consistently provide your clients/counselees and their families, HRCA hosted a Counselor Appreciation Social on February 7, 2013 (National School Counseling Week), at Yard House Restaurant in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The free event was open to all school counselors, mental health professionals and graduate students in counseling education programs throughout the Hampton Roads community. This truly was a night to remember for all! Verbal feedback received that evening indicated that the social was a huge success. Another indicator was the energy and enthusiasm shown by the young HRCA members. It was exciting to hear several counselors and mental health professionals state they were honored by our gesture of appreciation. Also, several non-member attendees requested applications for membership. The informal feedback is quite encouraging.
If you were unable to attend the social, I invite you to join us at Norfolk State University (Scott-Dozier Dining Hall) on April 11th from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM. HRCA’s April General Membership meeting promises to be an enriching event, with a presentation on Homelessness: Issues and Challenges by Teresa Stanley, South Hampton Roads Organizer for Virginia Organizing and Deborah Maloney, Executive Director of Volunteers of America (Lighthouse Center) along with a panel of professionals provided by Volunteers of America Chesapeake.
We will be recognizing counselors who were honored as “Teacher of the Year” by their school division; Exemplary Professional School Counselors by the Hampton Roads School Counselors Leadership Team; and counselors selected for the four HRCA awards: Career Service, Humanitarian/Caring Person, and Counselor of the Year and the Chapter Member of the Year.
Please plan to join us as we proudly celebrate the great accomplishments of the Hampton Roads school counselors and mental health professionals.