Upcoming Events

    • 06/30/2021
    • 06/13/2022
    Register

    Each summer, the Minnesota School Social Work Association selects a school social worker who reflects the highest professional standards, demonstrates creative leadership and service within the professional and the wider community.  

    School social workers can be a vital link in coordinating student services between school, family and community. We would appreciate you making us aware of an individual who you believe is exceptional in their social work practice and who has made significant contributions in the service of children and families.

    Please keep the following things in mind when considering a school social worker for the nomination:

    • Currently employed as a School Social Worker
    • Minnesota School Social Workers’ Association Member
    • Professional Competency
    • School Involvement
    • Involvement in the Wider Community


    • 01/01/2022
    • 06/01/2022
    Register

    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


    • 03/03/2022
    • 10/02/2023

    Register for 2022 Spring Conference             

    Register for 2022 Summer Institute 

    Register for 2022 Fall Conference


    Virtual Vendor/ Sponsorship would ALL receive:

    • Direct “thank you email” from MSSWA to all conference attendees of the virtual conference.
    • 2 Formal sponsor/vendor “thank you’ s” sent from MSSWA (one on our Facebook and one from our Twitter account).
    • Formal “verbal and slide recognition” at the conference to attendees (that include agency/company name and link to website of the vendor/sponsor).

    All Sponsors will additionally have these additional incentive/opportunities:

    • MSSWA will send/ include a 1-page flier (that will get sent to all attendees by MSSWA) included in our thanks to sponsors/vendor email.
    • MSSWA will read up to 5 sentences provided by sponsor (that will be read to all attendees during the slide recognition) at the conference to attendees.
    • Special sponsor conference reduced registration rate of $100.00 (for 1).


    • 05/01/2022
    • 08/30/2023
    Register

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

    • 05/20/2022
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Virtual Training
     
                                                          

    MSSWA Region 1 Spring Meeting


    What Do you Know About Vaping?


    Virtual Meeting, Friday, May 20, 2022 from 9-11

     

    We are excited to have Andrea Marshall, Health Education Specialist

    and Mary Urch, Steele County Public Health Nurse present on vaping. 

     

    “What do you know about vaping? Why are so many kids vaping? What can we do about it?  These questions will be answered in an engaging discussion that addresses the facts about vaping, the underlying reasons it is attractive to our young people, and some of the strategies you can use to help prevent vaping  in your school and community.”

     

    Cost is free for all MSSWA members and $10 for non-MSSWA members. 

    Registration deadline is Wednesday, May 18th. Prizes will be drawn at the meeting.


    Register at: http://www.msswa.org/event-4802987


    Your Region 1 Reps,

    Nancy Williams  nwilliams@isd761.org

    and Kamie Lodermeier kalodermier@goodhue.k12.mn.us

                                                                       

     



     
     
    With every school social worker in the state of Minnesota joining MSSWA and providing quality services to Minnesota students, we can make a difference in our schools and be leaders statewide through our legislative efforts.
     
     

     

     

     

    • 06/13/2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • 06/15/2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • Chase on the Lake, 502 Cleveland Blvd W, Walker, MN 56484
    • 6
    Register

        

    The 20th Annual Minnesota School Social Workers Association Summer Institute 

    June 13—15, 2022

    IN-PERSON!

    18 CLINICAL Social Work CEU's

    Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS) & Bounce Back (BB) Combined Training Supports K-12 GRADES.

    This IN-Person "gold standard" Combined Training opportunity will sell out! We must limit the Trainer/Attendee Ratio Capacity.

    Chase on the Lake, Walker, MN

    Only 

    Only 60 Spots....This Will sell out!


    Register Online today

    at: http://msswa.org/event-4640233


    **Click HERE to Download Full Brochure**



    Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS) & Bounce Back (BB) Combined Training

    Participants will be trained to be CBITS and Bounce Back Providers

    • This combined training opportunity is meant for mental health clinicians/practitioners who want to be trained in and have the capacity to deliver CBITS with students in grades 5-12 and Bounce Back with elementary age students. Participants should have a familiarity with childhood trauma, group therapy & cognitive behavioral therapy.
    • Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS) is a skill-based, group intervention that is aimed at relieving symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, and general anxiety among children exposed to trauma. Children are provided with normalizing education about common reactions to stress and trauma and learn skills such as relaxation, how to challenge and replace upsetting thoughts, and social problem solving. Children also work on processing traumatic memories and grief in both individual and group settings. The program consists of ten, 1-hour group sessions (6-8 children) usually conducted once a week in a school or mental health clinic setting.
    • Bounce Back is a skill-based, group intervention that is aimed at relieving symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression among elementary aged (K-5th grade) children exposed to trauma. Children are provided with normalizing education about common reactions to stress and trauma and learn skills such as feelings identification, relaxation, helpful thinking, scheduling positive activities, building social support, and problem solving. Children also work on processing traumatic memories and grief in individual sessions with their group leader. The program consists of ten, 1-hour group sessions (4-6 children) usually conducted once a week in a school setting, 2-3 individual trauma narrative sessions, and a parent education session.

    • For more information on each intervention, visit their corresponding websites.
    • Learning Objectives
      • Participants will receive an overview of child trauma, PTSD, and trauma and the intersectional mental health and academic consequences
      • Participants will review the history and evidence base of CBITS & Bounce Back
      • Participants will experience session by session demonstrations and supervised practice of each core concept of CBITS & Bounce Back for child group and individual sessions, including how to make the material culturally and contextually relevant to the audience
      • Participants will receive a review of parent and teacher sessions
      • Participants will engage in activities around implementation issues and site planning
    • Trainers: Dr. Audra Langley, Dr. Erum Nadeem, Dr. Maria Hu, & Marisa Faynsod


    • (MSSWA will follow CDC and Venue safety guidelines for the COVID-19 virus.)



    Conference Questions?

    Contact

    Tony Porter

    612-803-2722

    mplstonyjoel@gmail.com

    or

    Dan Porter

    danpporter@msn.com

    www.msswa.org

    • 11/14/2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • 11/15/2022
    • 3:15 PM
    • Hyatt Regency Bloomington, 3200 East 81st Street, Bloomington, MN 55425
    Register


    2022 Annual MSSWA Fall Conference

    November 14-15, 2022

    IN-PERSON!!! 


    Hyatt Regency Bloomington by Mall of America

    3200 East 81st Street, Bloomington, MN 55425


    Exhibitor/Sponsor Registration Now Open




    Conference Details and Attendee Registration Coming Soon!







    Conference Questions?

    Contact

    Tony Porter

    612-803-2722

    mplstonyjoel@gmail.com

    or

    Dan Porter

    danpporter@msn.com

    www.msswa.org


Past Events

05/17/2022 MSSWA Region 8 & 9 Winter Meeting 5/17/22
05/04/2022 MSSWA Region 11 End-of-the-School-Year Meeting
04/20/2022 MSSWA Region 10 Meeting - April 20th, 2022 (NEW DATE)
04/01/2022 MSSWA Region 2A Spring Meeting
03/16/2022 MSSWA Region 11 Spring Meeting 3/16/22
03/08/2022 MSSWA Virtual Day at the Hill 2022
02/28/2022 MSSWA Virtual Spring Conference 2022
02/22/2022 Region 4B Training-Flow with the Change
01/26/2022 MSSWA Region 11 Winter Meeting 1/26/22
01/07/2022 MSSWA Region 8 & 9 Winter Meeting 1/07/22
11/09/2021 MSSWA Region 10 Meeting - November 9th, 2021
11/09/2021 School Social Worker Social
10/28/2021 2021 VIRTUAL MSSWA/MIDWEST Fall Conference
06/16/2021 MSSWA Mini Grant
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

President
Sherry Murphy

Secretary
Courtney Stenseth

Treasurer
Susanne Schroeder

Legislative Chair
Christy McCoy

Professional Development Chair
Dan Porter

Past-President
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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