Upcoming Events

    • 06/21/2021
    • 01/01/2022

    Opportunity for MSSW Members - 

    Two Opportunities:  Deadline January 1st and June 15th 

    Twice each year, MSSWA Mini-Grants will provide two awards,

    a $500 prize and a $750 prize,

    to support projects conducted by any Regular MSSWA member**

    in the schools where they work.  

    Good luck and be sure to get your applications in by the deadline!

    **the grants are not available to Affiliate or Student Members.  They are intended for licensed school social workers employed in a school setting

    • 09/01/2021
    • 08/30/2022

    Each year MSSWA hosts conference trainings to meet the unique learning and licensing needs of school social workers. MSSWA welcomes RFPs for potential workshops.

    • 10/28/2021
    • 8:00 AM
    • 10/29/2021
    • 3:15 PM
    • Virtual via Zoom

    2021 Annual VIRTUAL MSSWA/MIDWEST Fall Conference

    October 28 - 29, 2021

    Virtual Conference via Zoom

    MSSWA will be hosting the MIDWEST School Social Work Conference as our Annual Fall Conference! Join school social workers from the Midwest Region as they join our MN MSSWA members!

    Click Below to access the conference brochure:

    2021 Fall Midwest Conference Brochure.pdf

    All Sessions will be recorded and viewable post conference for 30 days! Earn up to 28 CEUS's

    Thursday, October 28, 2021

    7:45am to 8:00am - Logon Opens for Keynote

    8:00am to 10:00am - Keynote: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Means We Value Differences More: Perspectives on What, Why and How?: Eddah Mutua, Ph.D.

    10:00am to 11:00am - MSSWA Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon

    11:15am to 11:45am - Virtual Movement Session: Mind Full or Mindful: The Practice of Presencing

    Session 1 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    11:45am to 12:00pm - Logon Opens for Session 1

    1A: Be the Change: Exploring Identity to Make a Difference

    1B: Creating Schools That Welcome All Genders

    1C: MSSWA Suicide Awareness & Prevention: Train the Trainer

    Session 2 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

    2:15pm to 2:30pm - Logon Opens for Session 2

    2A: Children With Anxiety: Before and After the Pandemic

    2B: Strengthening Your Schools Tier 1 & 2 Behavior Interventions Using the Power of 3

    Evening Session - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

    "Wake Up: Stories From the Frontlines of Suicide Prevention" Movie Viewing

    Friday, October 29, 2021

    Session 3 - 8:15am to 10:15am

    8:00am to 8:15am - Logon Opens for Session 3

    3A: The Science and Art of Engaging Resistant and Traumatized Youth

    3B: Unlearning the Gender Binary: Breaking the Grip of Implicit Bias in Social Work

    3C: Must Knows for New School Social Workers

    Session 4 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

    10:15am to 10:30am - Logon Opens for Session 4

    4A: Putting the SUPER in Supervision

    4B: Epilepsy & Seizures in a School Setting

    4C: Increasing School Success for American Indian Students

    12:30pm to 1:00pmVirtual Movement Session: Mind Full or Mindful: The Practice of Presencing

    Session 5 - 1:15pm to 3:15pm

    1:00pm to 1:15pm - Logon Opens for Session 5

    5A: MN Kognito Mental Health School Training Initiative: Creating a Community of Champions

    5B: It's Still a Problem: Commercial Tobacco in Minnesota

    5C: Restore & Motivate Professional Health: A Rythmic, Melodic and Harmonic Approach to Restorative-Care

    Interested in both sessions at the same time? No worries! Full Conference Registrants will receive a link to ALL recorded sessions, available to view for 30 days post conference.

    Conference Questions?


    Tony Porter




    Dan Porter



    • 11/09/2021
    • 4:30 PM - 7:15 PM
    • Online via Zoom Platform

    MSSWA Region 10 Meeting

    Premiere Film Documentary:

    "Coming Clean: How to Solve the Deadliest Drug Epidemic in History, Through the Eyes of it's Survivors..."

    Presented in Partnership with Minnesota School Social Workers Association

    DATE: Tuesday, November 9th, 2021

    TIME: From 4:30PM to 7:15PM

    LOCATION: Online via Zoom Platform/Login information will be emailed Nov 5th to view film and for the post film discussion


    4:15 - 4:30 - Login to Zoom to view movie

    4:30 - 6:30 - â€śComing Clean: How to Solve the Deadliest Drug Epidemic in History, Through the Eyes of it's Survivors..." Film Viewing - Film is 1 hour and 45 minutes in length (You can livestream/watch it anytime from Nov 9th-Nov 30th)

    6:30 - 7:15 - Join us for film discussion with Region 10 Representatives, Dan Porter & Cara McGlynn

    COST: MSSWA Region 10 Members: FREE

    MSSWA Members: (Non Region 10): $10.00

    Others (Non MSSWA Members) wishing to attend: $25.00

    THIS SESSION HAS BEEN APPROVED:BY THE BOARD OF SOCIAL WORK: 2.5 Clinical CEU HOURS - for any registered attendees (that view the film and attend the film discussion)

    You must register and pay By/Before November 5th, 2021

      REGISTER ON LINE AT: MSSWA Region 10 Meeting - November 9th, 2021

    (Viewing for this film will be available FREE of charge for ALL MSSWA Members, to livestream/view the film Nov 9th - Nov 30th, but you will NOT receive CEU's unless you are registered and paid.)

    "Coming Clean: How to Solve the Deadliest Drug Epidemic in History, Through the Eyes of it's Survivors..."

    From award winning director Ondi Timoner, comes COMING CLEAN, a feature documentary examining addiction through the eyes of recovering addicts and political leaders, as they come together to bring the profiteers to justice and rebuild in the wake of the deadliest drug epidemic in our history. Coming Clean follows addicts in recovery as they form alliances with policymakers to impact laws and industries and break down the stigma against addiction.

     Press Release information and Film Discussion Guide: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/hao9txxs4ext4um/AADXduUWFiQjSqAU8Jk52bUWa?dl=0


    Contact: Dan Porter - danpporter@msn.com or Cara McGlynn -cmcglynn@916schools.org

Past Events

06/30/2021 School Social Worker of the Year Nomination
06/14/2021 2021 MSSWA "Virtual" Summer Institute
04/30/2021 MSSWA Region 2B Spring Meeting
04/23/2021 MSSWA Region 1 Spring Meeting
04/14/2021 MSSWA Region 10 Meeting - April 14th, 2021
04/05/2021 MSSWA Virtual Spring Conference 2021
03/10/2021 MSSWA Virtual Day at the Hill 2021
02/02/2021 MSSWA Mini Grant
01/29/2021 MSSWA Region 2B Winter Meeting
01/01/2021 MSSWA Mini Grant
11/11/2020 MSSWA Region 10 Meeting - November 11th, 2020
10/26/2020 2020 MSSWA Virtual Fall Conference
09/25/2020 MSSWA Region 2B Fall Meeting
08/04/2020 Webinar: Warning Signs for Early Onset Mental Illness in Children
06/15/2020 2020 MSSWA "Virtual" Summer Institute
05/18/2020 Webinar: Dr. Jim Raines: Ethics in an Epidemic
05/11/2020 Webinar: Anne Gearity: More Than Surviving - During COVID-19
05/04/2020 Webinar: Self Care & Well-Being During COVID-19
03/04/2020 MSSWA Day at the Hill 2020
02/28/2020 MSSWA Region 2B Meeting
02/28/2020 MSSWA Region 1 Winter Meeting
02/10/2020 MSSWA Region 10 Meeting (Ethics) - February 6th, 2020
01/01/2020 School Social Worker of the Year Nomination
12/06/2019 MSSWA Region 1 Winter Meeting
11/08/2019 MSSWA Region 2B Meeting
10/28/2019 2019 MSSWA Fall Conference
09/23/2019 MSSWA Region 10 Meeting - September 23rd, 2019
06/17/2019 2019 MSSWA Summer Institute
05/28/2019 MSSWA Region 1 Spring Meeting
05/10/2019 MSSWA Region 1 Spring Meeting
05/03/2019 MSSWA Region 2A & 2B Spring Meeting (2 CEU's)
03/05/2019 MSSWA Day at the Hill 2019
03/04/2019 MSSWA Region 10 Meeting - March 4th 2019
02/22/2019 MSSWA Spring Conference 2019
02/08/2019 MSSWA Intensive Workshop Series for School Social Workers Featuring Anne Gearity, Part 2
01/11/2019 MSSWA Intensive Workshop Series for School Social Workers Featuring Anne Gearity, Part 1
01/07/2019 MSSWA Region 10 Meeting - Winter 2019
11/30/2018 MSSWA Region 9 Fall Meeting
10/29/2018 MSSWA 50th Anniversary Party ONLY! (No Fall Conference Attendance)
10/28/2018 MSSWA 2018 Fall Conference PRE-CONFERENCE ONLY! FOR MSSWA MEMBERS ONLY (No Fall Conference Attendance)
10/28/2018 2018 MSSWA Fall Conference
06/18/2018 2018 MSSWA Summer Institute
05/03/2018 MSSWA Day at the Hill 2018
04/11/2018 MSSWA Spring Conference 2018
04/10/2018 MSSWA Region 4B Meeting
04/09/2018 MSSWA Region 10 Meeting - Spring 2018
02/15/2018 MSSWA Region 10 Meeting
11/13/2017 2017 MSSWA Fall Conference
11/12/2017 MSSWA Fall 2017 Board Meeting
11/03/2017 MSSWA Region 5 Fall Meeting
10/26/2017 MSSWA Region 1 Fall Meeting
06/27/2017 MSSWA Board Summer Retreat
06/19/2017 2017 MSSWA Summer Institute
05/18/2017 MSSWA Region 1 Spring Meeting
04/26/2017 MSSWA Region 6 Meeting
04/11/2017 MSSWA Spring Conference 2017
04/10/2017 MSSWA Spring Board Meeting
03/31/2017 MSSWA Region 5 Spring Meeting
03/07/2017 MSSWA Day at the Hill 2017
01/28/2017 MSSWA Winter Board Meeting
01/19/2017 MSSWA Region 10 Meeting: REINVENTING HAPPY HOUR!
12/06/2016 MSSWA Region 10 Meeting: Film Viewing & Guided Discussion
12/01/2016 MSSWA Region 4A Meeting
11/29/2016 MSSWA Region 4B Meeting
11/06/2016 2016 MSSWA Fall Conference
11/06/2016 MSSWA Fall Board Meeting
11/04/2016 MSSWA Region 5 Fall Meeting
10/19/2016 Region 1 Fall Meeting
06/20/2016 2016 MSSWA Summer Institute
06/15/2016 MSSWA Board Summer Retreat
05/21/2016 MSSWA Finance & Membership Meeting
05/12/2016 MSSWA Region 6 Meeting
05/12/2016 Region 1 Spring Meeting and Ethics Training
04/11/2016 MSSWA Spring Conference 2016
04/05/2016 Region 8 Ethics Training and Regional Meeting
03/29/2016 MSSWA Region 10 Meeting: Exploitation and Trafficking Training
03/15/2016 MSSWA Day at the Hill 2016
01/06/2016 Rescheduled: ICD 10 Code Presentation - Free
12/08/2015 MSSWA Region 4B Meeting
12/01/2015 MSSWA Region 4A Meeting
11/01/2015 2015 MSSWA Fall Conference
10/21/2015 Region 9 Fall Meeting
10/12/2015 Region 8 Fall Meeting
10/08/2015 Region 1 Fall Meeting
09/28/2015 MSSWA Region 10 Meeting: Ethical Dilemmas For All
06/24/2015 2015 MSSWA Summer Institute
05/08/2015 MSSWA Region 3 Meeting
04/27/2015 Region 7 Spring Meeting
04/13/2015 MSSWA Spring Conference
04/12/2015 MSSWA Board Meeting
01/28/2015 MSSWA Region 10 Meeting
01/20/2015 MSSWA Day at the Hill 2015
12/12/2014 MSSWA Region 3 Meeting
11/03/2014 MSSWA Fall Conference
10/31/2014 Region 1 Fall Meeting

Sherry Murphy

Courtney Stenseth

Susanne Schroeder

Legislative Chair
Christy McCoy

Professional Development Chair
Dan Porter

Molly Fox

If you are having difficulty with your on-line membership or conference registration, please contact Susanne Schroeder - schfam@charter.net

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