Upcoming Events

    • 11/30/2018
    • 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Lake Agassiz Regional Library 118 5th Street South Moorhead, MN 56560
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    MSSWA Region 9 Meeting:

    Ethical Dilemmas for All! Decision Making for Mental Health Practitioners and Professionals: Using the NASW Code of Ethics & A Decision Making Model

    Dan Porter, MSW, LICSW

    November 30, 2018

    10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

     

    Pizza, beverages, and prizes included!

    Location:

    Moorhead Library

    Lake Agassiz Regional Library

    118 5th Street South

    Moorhead, MN  56560

    Cost:

    MSSWA Region 9 Members: FREE (if registered by 11/23/18)

    MSSWA Members from Other Regions: $20.00

    Non-MSSWA Members: $50.00

    *** Must pre-register, anyone not pre-registered/ paid in advance (by 11/23) will be charged a late fee of $10.00 at the door***

    THIS SESSION WILL MEET YOUR BOARD OF SOCIAL WORK ETHICS 2 CEU CREDIT.

    AGENDA:

    10:30-11:00 - registration/ check in/ snacks

    11:00-11:15 – Overview of MSSWA and benefits

    11:15-1:15 - Ethics training

    1:15-2:00- evaluation/ CEU’s/ door prizes

    Description:

    This Conference session will fine-tune your skills in ethical decision making. Attendees will work in small groups discussing ethical dilemmas that are based on actual ethical scenarios. Presenter will facilitate the discussion around the ethical dilemmas and introduce a decision making model. Attendees will utilize the NASW Code of Ethics to support their decisions. This session is highly engaging with lots of small and large group discussion.

    Presenter Bio:

    Dan Porter, MSW, LICSW has over 25 years’ experience working with children, adolescents, and families in public, residential, hospital and day treatment programs. He is currently a school social worker on special assignment addressing mental health needs district wide with Northeast Metro Intermediate School District 916. Dan provides Clinical Supervision to social workers for the Profession Matrix. He received his BA in Social Work and Sociology, his Masters in Clinical Social Work, and has a Director of Special Education License. Dan serves on the Board of Directors for Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health, Minnesota School Social Workers Association Region 10 Representative, Board of Social Work Advisory Committee, and the Special Education Advisory Committee with Minnesota Department of Education. He has presented at numerous conferences throughout the Midwest on topics such as strategies for supporting youth, promoting student self-esteem, ethical issues, school-based social skills programs, and program development. Dan was named Minnesota School Social Worker of the year in 2012.

    Register at:  http://www.msswa.org/event-2970293 

    • 01/01/2019
    • 06/15/2019
    Register

    Each June, 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


    • 01/11/2019
    • 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Maplewood Library Community Room, 3025 Southlawn Drive, Maplewood, MN 55109
    Register

    Schools, Learning and Mental Health: Using Your Setting, Your Knowledge and Your Position Most Effectively: Part 1: Anne R. Gearity, PhD, LICSW

    In this intensive workshop series participants will learn how to assess their school culture and genuine receptivity to services, will better describe how learning and mental health are intrinsically intertwined, and examine how to use their roles to effect educational practices that support students who are most at risk for academic and social despair. 

    Learning Objectives:

    -     Participants will work on methods to assess readiness and engage staff colleagues in culture change;

    -     Participants will build language clarity and confidence to explain complex factors that compromise learning (such as emotional arousal, behavioral agitation, cognitive impairments, relational distrust, motivational collapse, executive function deficits etc.). 

    -     Participants will actively work on cases that illustrate these obstacles to learning, to improve coherent assessment data and case planning.

    -     Participants will explore our own obstacles to being effective —role uncertainty, knowledge insecurity, conflict management,etc.)

    5.5 Clinical Social Work CEU's / Post Test's Available

    Includes Continental Breakfast/Coffee/Snacks

    SPACE IS LIMITED TO 40 ATTENDEES - DO NOT DELAY, REGISTRATION WILL SELL OUT!

    Priority Given to MSSWA Members - Registration for Non-MSSWA Members Opens Dec 11th, 2018


     While these two sessions can be stand alone, they are best as paired experiences.  Emphasis in first session will be on school culture and assessment of students, recognizing both how students (and staff) are impacted by the school environment, but also how school attitudes and beliefs are internalized by students to (and staff) in ways to encourage or discourage progress.  We will examine and expose assessment and intention biases that influence outcomes.

    Emphasis in second session will be on role clarity and confidence — building and using knowledge to effect improvement in case plans (instruction and management); and increasing social work impact on the social structure of schools that, at best, promote protection and resilience for every student. 

     The format of these workshops will encourage active group participation and learning.  School social workers bring a wealth of real experiences with real students, but often lack time and space to process their own learning discoveries.   Enrollment will be limited to permit continual conversation about your cases.

    *Requirement: Attendees should come prepared to discuss challenging cases you are working on currently or in your past. *

    Anne R Gearity, PhD, LICSW, started her career as a school social worker, serving very young children as educators embraced children birth to 21.  I learned two critical realities: that understanding early development is essential because so much is organized in these years before formal academic learning starts, and for many at risk children, schools offer protection when learning stays possible.  These truths have directed my professional life of over 4 decades.  I have an independent practice in Minneapolis, working with children, adolescents and adults, I consult to schools and agencies, and I am a clinical faculty with the department of psychiatry/ child psychiatry.  Because I have passed on my UMN social work elective to lovely colleagues, I am thrilled to be working with social work colleagues again in this series.

    * To be placed on waiting list/notification, please email Dan Porter at: danpporter@msn.com

    * No refunds available but registration may be transferred to another by contacting Dan Porter at: danpporter@msn.com 




    • 02/08/2019
    • 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Maplewood Library Community Room, 3025 Southlawn Drive, Maplewood, MN 55109
    Register

    Schools, Learning and Mental Health: Using Your Setting, Your Knowledge and Your Position Most Effectively: Part 2: Anne R. Gearity, PhD, LICSW

    In this intensive workshop series participants will learn how to assess their school culture and genuine receptivity to services, will better describe how learning and mental health are intrinsically intertwined, and examine how to use their roles to effect educational practices that support students who are most at risk for academic and social despair. 

    Learning Objectives:

    -     Participants will work on methods to assess readiness and engage staff colleagues in culture change;

    -     Participants will build language clarity and confidence to explain complex factors that compromise learning (such as emotional arousal, behavioral agitation, cognitive impairments, relational distrust, motivational collapse, executive function deficits etc.). 

    -     Participants will actively work on cases that illustrate these obstacles to learning, to improve coherent assessment data and case planning.

    -     Participants will explore our own obstacles to being effective —role uncertainty, knowledge insecurity, conflict management,etc.)

    5.5 Clinical Social Work CEU's / Post Test's Available

    Includes Continental Breakfast/Coffee/Snacks

    SPACE IS LIMITED TO 40 ATTENDEES - DO NOT DELAY, REGISTRATION WILL SELL OUT!

    Priority Given to MSSWA Members - Registration for Non-MSSWA Members Opens Dec 11th, 2018


     While these two sessions can be stand alone, they are best as paired experiences.  Emphasis in first session will be on school culture and assessment of students, recognizing both how students (and staff) are impacted by the school environment, but also how school attitudes and beliefs are internalized by students to (and staff) in ways to encourage or discourage progress.  We will examine and expose assessment and intention biases that influence outcomes.

    Emphasis in second session will be on role clarity and confidence — building and using knowledge to effect improvement in case plans (instruction and management); and increasing social work impact on the social structure of schools that, at best, promote protection and resilience for every student. 

     The format of these workshops will encourage active group participation and learning.  School social workers bring a wealth of real experiences with real students, but often lack time and space to process their own learning discoveries.   Enrollment will be limited to permit continual conversation about your cases.

    *Requirement: Attendees should come prepared to discuss challenging cases you are working on currently or in your past. *

    Anne R Gearity, PhD, LICSW, started her career as a school social worker, serving very young children as educators embraced children birth to 21.  I learned two critical realities: that understanding early development is essential because so much is organized in these years before formal academic learning starts, and for many at risk children, schools offer protection when learning stays possible.  These truths have directed my professional life of over 4 decades.  I have an independent practice in Minneapolis, working with children, adolescents and adults, I consult to schools and agencies, and I am a clinical faculty with the department of psychiatry/ child psychiatry.  Because I have passed on my UMN social work elective to lovely colleagues, I am thrilled to be working with social work colleagues again in this series.

    * To be placed on waiting list/notification, please email Dan Porter at: danpporter@msn.com

    * No refunds available but registration may be transferred to another by contacting Dan Porter at: danpporter@msn.com 




Past Events

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
07/28/2017 Call for Workshop Proposals
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
Liz Kruger-Hommerding

President-Elect
Molly Fox

Secretary
Sherry Murphy

Treasurer
Susanne Schroeder

Legislative Chair
Christy McCoy

Professional Development Chair
Dan Porter

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