Upcoming Events

    • 01/01/2019
    • 12/31/2019

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

    • 10/28/2019
    • 7:30 AM
    • 10/29/2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • Hyatt Regency Bloomington, 3200 East 81st Street, Bloomington, MN 55425

    Minnesota School Social Workers Association (MSSWA)

    2019 Annual Fall Conference

    October 28-29, 2019

    Hyatt Regency Bloomington, Bloomington, MN


    Monday, October 28, 2019

    Welcome / Conference Opens

    7:15am to 8:15am - Registration/Vendor Exploration/Silent Auction Opens/Continental Breakfast

    8:15am to 8:20am - Welcome and Conference Overview

    8:20am to 11:00am - Keynote: Whatever It Takes For All Students To Succeed in School and Life: Dr. Bryan Pearlman

    11:00am to 11:45am - MSSWA Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon

    11:45am to 12:00pm - Break/Vendor & Exhibitor Exploration/Silent Auction

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

    1A: Coach Approach: Skills to Enhance Your Work With Youth

    1B: We Have All Been Trauma Informed, Now What?

    1C: Anxiety & Teens: Empowering Schools and Students to Take Charge of Their Stress

    2:00pm to 2:15pm Break/Vendor & Exhibitor Exploration/Silent Auction

    Session 2 - 2:15pm to 3:45pm

    2A: Must Knows For New School Social Workers

    2B: Psychiatric Medication Review For the Non-Prescriber

    2C: Combating Isolation: Group Work With Adolescents

    3:45pm to 4:30pm - CEU's (for one day registrants), Silent Auction Payments, Vendor Bingo Winners Poster

    Tuesday, October 29, 2019

    7:30am to 8:00am - Registration/Continental Breakfast

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

    3A: Combining Conscious Discipline and Trauma Informed Care in an ECSE Classroom

    3B: Hurts 2B Human

    3C: Working With Muslim Families

    3D: MSSWA Suicide Awareness & Prevention: Train the Trainer

    10:00am to 10:15am - Break

    Session 4 - 10:15am to 11:45am

    4A: Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder and a Co-Morbid Mental Illness

    4B: Tools For SEL Assessment

    4C: Shining a Light on Adoption With Real Life Stories

    4D: It Takes a Village: Healing the Effects of Trauma Within Diverse Communities      (Part 1 of 2)

    11:45am to 1:15pm - Lunch & Learn Movie Option "Broken Places

    11:45am to 1:15pm - Lunch (On Own)

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

    5A: Taking Autism to School: A Personal Narrative

    5B: Tools to Calm Intense Behavior & Help Your Most Challenging Kids Succeed

    5C: It Takes a Village: Healing the Effects of Trauma Within Diverse Communities     (Part 2 of 2)

    5D: Educated Guesses: Supporting & Repairing Attachment in School Settings

    3:15pm to 3:45pm - Evaluations/CEU's

    2019 Fall Conference Brochure.pdf

    Please join us at our brand new location, the Hyatt Regency Bloomington for 2 days of learning and networking with peers at the 2019 MSSWA Fall Conference. The Hyatt Regency is an upscale, hip hotel located just blocks from the Mall of America and only steps from the Blue Line Light Rail, running from Downtown Minneapolis to the Mall of America. Complimentary hotel shuttle to/from MSP Airport and the Mall of America.

    Check out our new conference location: Hyatt Regency Bloomington



    • 11/08/2019
    • 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM (CST)
    • Jake’s Stadium Pizza, 330 Stadium Road, Mankato

    Region 2B  Fall Meeting

    Educational Neglect and Truancy

    DATE: Friday, November 8th, 2019

    TIME: From 12:30 pm-3:00 pm

    LOCATION: Jakes Stadium Pizza, 330 Stadium Road, Mankato

    Michelle Zehnder Fischer has been the Nicollet County Attorney for the past seven years. Michelle obtained her law degree from William Mitchell College of Law. She served on the William Mitchell Law Review as an associate editor and participate in trial advocacy competitions. Michelle worked for just over a year as a judicial law clerk in Mower and Dodge Counties. In 1995, Michelle joined the law firm of Mackenzie and Gustafson and the Nicollet County Attorneys Office. Michelleprivate practice focused primarily on family law as well as litigation, debt collection, and personal injury. As an Assistant County Attorney, she handled all domestic abuse, sexual abuse, and child abuse cases; all child protection cases; and child support cases. Michelle became the Chief Deputy Attorney in 2001. Michelle participates in the Nicollet County Child Protection Team that reviews cases to identify families needing assistance and to provide solutions to those families. She focused on creating a response system that intervenes when school absences first start to occur.

    Please join us at Jakes Stadium Pizza on Friday, November 8th to hear Michelle Zehnder Fischer and Casey Hardy, Blue Earth County Assistant Attorney speak to us about educational neglect and truancy (2 CEUs provided).

    COST : MSSWA Region 2A & 2B Members: FREE

    MSSWA Members: (Outside of Regions 2A & 2B): $10.00

    Others (Non MSSWA Members) wishing to attend: $20.00

    Please register and pay By/Before November 1, 2019

    REGISTER ON-LINE AT: MSSWA Region 2B Meeting -November 8th, 2019


    Contact: Michelle Halverson- michelle.halverson@sibleyeast.org  OR

                    Kris Madsen- kmadsen@isd2135.org

    • 11/13/2019
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Hopkins Public Library
    • 29

    Region 4B Fall Meeting

    Screening of "Love them First" and Discussion

    Hopkins Public Library: 22 11th Ave. N. Hopkins , MN 55343

    Free for members

    $10 for non-members

    Capacity: 30

    Trailer: https://youtu.be/p7BiKiA6QIY

Past Events

09/23/2019 MSSWA Region 10 Meeting - September 23rd, 2019
06/17/2019 2019 MSSWA Summer Institute
05/10/2019 MSSWA Region 1 Spring Meeting
05/03/2019 MSSWA Region 2A & 2B Spring Meeting (2 CEU's)
03/09/2019 School Social Worker of the Year Nomination
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
05/04/2018 MSSWA Region 1 Spring Meeting
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

Past - President
Liz Kruger Hommerding

Sherry Murphy

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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