FLORIDA COUNSELING ASSOCIATION
Welcome to Florida Career Development Association (FCDA)
Florida Career Development Association (FCDA)
We strive to offer a welcoming, inclusive, professional home for advisors, consultants, coaches, counselors, educators, workforce development, talent development specialists, and resume writers across the state of Florida.
We are a state division of the National Career Development Association (NCDA), which is a division of the American Counseling Association (ACA). We are a division of the Florida Counseling Association (FCA), which in turn is a state branch of ACA. We are subject to those provisions of NCDA and FCA that apply to their divisions.
To promote an understanding of the career development process and the resulting linkage that provides the individual with a productive and satisfying life.
To sustain a supportive and inclusive environment for all members to feel valued, appreciated, and connected within a larger group of career professionals making a difference in the lives of many.
Meet Your 2020-2021 FCDA Leadership Team
John E. Long, Ed.S., BCC, CMCS,
Chad Brown, MBA, CCC, LMHC
Dawn Kesselman, MS, NCC
Professional Development Committee Chair
Communications & Social Media Chair
Membership Committee Chair
Graduate Student Committee Chair
During this human trafficking presentation, we will be covering the different types of human trafficking that exist here in the US, the signs that someone might be a victim of trafficking, the barriers that survivors face after escaping trafficking, including finding employment, and more.
Michele Sanz is a Crime Victim Practitioner specializing in victims with disabilities with the Coalition for Independent Living Options, Inc. in Port Saint Lucie, Florida. She received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from the University of North Florida, where she volunteered with numerous charities, such as the Special Olympics and fundraisers for Breast Cancer. Michele interned with the State Attorney's office as a Victim Advocate with the Domestic Violence unit. In her current role, she facilitates outreach, educational trainings and presentations in the community with various groups and agencies.
The Coalition for Independent Living Options (CILO) is a nonprofit organization that works with people with disabilities to assist them in finding the resources they need within the community to stay independent. We provide services to people with disabilities related to trauma, anxiety, PTSD, mental/emotional health, physical/medical health, sensory disabilities, learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD, cognitive disabilities, and developmental disabilities such as Down Syndrome, autism, and intellectual disabilities. CILO also offers a variety of free services from victim advocacy, educational advocacy, summer camps, independent living skills and more.
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Current and Past 2020 Webinars