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    • 01/01/2020
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    • 12/31/2020
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    Each year MSSWA hosts conference trainings to meet the unique learning and licensing needs of school social workers. MSSWA welcomes RFPs for potential workshops.

    • 10/26/2020
    • 8:15 AM (CDT)
    • 10/28/2020
    • 3:30 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom Platform (Virtual)
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    2020 Annual MSSWA Virtual Fall Conference

    October 26 - 28, 2020

    Virtual Conference via Zoom Platform

    **Click here for 2020 Fall Conference Brochure**


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

    Monday, October 26, 2020

    8:15am to 8:30am - Logon Opens for Keynote

    8:30am to 10:30am - Keynote: Navigating Change in Difficult Times: Having Dynamic and Authentic Conversations: Mari Ann Graham, PhD, LISW, MSW

    10:30am to 11:30am - MSSWA Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon

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

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

    1A: Integral Ethics for School Social Workers

    1B: Igniting Social Emotional Learning Through Mindfulness and Movement

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

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

    2A: Beyond Talk: Strategies for Calming the Brain and Trauma Induced Behavior

    2B: How to be an Effective Intern Supervisor

    Tuesday, October 27, 2020

    Session 3 - 8:30am to 10:00am

    8:15am to 8:30am - Logon Opens for Session 3

    3A: Practical Tools for Engaging and Supporting Youth: Trauma & Substance Use

    3B: Reimagining Discipline Practices: Leading with Community

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

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

    4A: Eating Disorders in School: What You Need to Know

    4B: Enhancing Student Safety During a Pandemic

    Session 5 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    12:45pm to 1:00pm - Logon Opens for Session 5

    5A: Protecting Your Clients: Ethical & Regulatory Responsibilities

    5B: Be Aware, Be Prepared and Make a Difference: A Reflective Journey to Effective and Compassionate Helping

    Wednesday, October 28, 2020

    Session 6 - 8:30am to 3:30pm

    8:15am to 8:30am - Logon Opens for Session 6

    3A: (8:30am to 3:30pm) Harry Potter and the Supervisor's Stone

    3B: (10:00am to 12:00pm) Must Knows for New School Social Workers

    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



    • 11/11/2020
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CST)
    • Online via Zoom Platform

    MSSWA Region 10 Meeting

    Your Attention Please...Clearing the Fog on ADHD for School Social Workers”

    Presented by:

    Joshua Stein, MD - PrairieCare

    DATE: Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

    TIME: From 4:00PM to 7:00PM

    LOCATION: Online via Zoom Platform/Login information will be emailed Nov 9th


    3:45 - 4:00 - Login to Zoom for session

    4:00 - 6:00 - Your Attention Please...Clearing the Fog on ADHD for School Social Workers”, Joshua Stein, MD - PrairieCare

    6:00 - 7:00 - Resources, networking and collaboration to support Region 10

    COST: MSSWA Region 10 Members: FREE

    MSSWA Members: (Non Region 10): $10.00

    Others (Non MSSWA Members) wishing to attend: $15.00


    You must register and pay By/Before Nov 7th, 2020

      REGISTER ON LINE AT: MSSWA Region 10 Meeting - November 11th, 2020

    Your Attention Please...Clearing the Fog on ADHD for School Social Workers”

    Presented by:

    Joshua Stein, MD - PrairieCare

    Dr. Stein is the clinical director and an attending clinician at the PrairieCare Brooklyn Park Partial Hospital Program (PHP) and operates a clinic out of the Brooklyn Park Medical Office Building. The clinic is used as a bridge for patient’s leaving PHP until they can see their outpatient provider. 


    The rate of ADHD diagnoses continue to increase as does the exposure in the media. Parent websites, new articles, specials on Netflix and even humor on Southpark question if it is over-diagnosed and if too many youth are on medications. Is this true? Are smart phones creating a new normal of an ADHD society? Do stimulants put my child at risk for substance use? 


    The goal of this lecture is to clear the fog on ADHD and provide a thorough review of this medical condition.  The two hour session will focus on reviewing the science behind the diagnosis, clarifying the differential, explaining the various modalities of treatment and exploring outcomes over the lifespan. Finally throughout the lectures numerous commonly held beliefs regarding ADHD will be demystified.



    ·     Clarify the science behind ADHD.

    ·     Understand the differential for a child with attention or hyperactivity concerns.

    ·     Understand the various modalities of treatment including both pharmacological and behavioral

    ·     Demystify commonly held beliefs about ADHD

    ·     Explore common trajectories throughout the lifespan


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

Past Events

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

Molly Fox

Sherry Murphy

Courtney Stenseth

Susanne Schroeder

Legislative Chair
Christy McCoy

Professional Development Chair
Dan Porter

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

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