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:
Each year MSSWA hosts conference trainings to meet the unique learning and licensing needs of school social workers. MSSWA welcomes RFPs for potential workshops.
The 15th Annual
Day at the Hill
March 5, 2018
Capitol Ridge Event Center
8:30-9:00 ……Christy McCoy, MSSWA Legislative Chair & Sally Baas, MSPA: Welcome & Review of the Day
9:00-10:20…. Keynote Lenore Millibergity, Attorney from the Immigrant Law Center Advocating on Behalf of Dreamers and Best Practices in working with Undocumented Youth and their families
10:30-11:00…Legislative Updates from MSSWA and MSPA Lobbyist Brad Lundell
11:00-11:15 Association for Macro-Practice – Stephanie Plaster, Chair of the Social Policy Action Network, NASW-MN CORE Program Manager, The Link
11:30-12:30…Working Lunch & Developing Your Message- Cathy Dalnes MSW LICSW Review talking points provided; Identify a personal story of how you support the Educational Model of Mental Health and overview of other ways to advocate after today
Last year we had over 100 attendees, let's break that record and have at least 150 School Social Workers, Students and supporters of school social work and education participate. There is power in numbers! This is an empowering day where you will walk away knowing that your voice matters!
For more information and questions, please contact with myself or Tony Porter at firstname.lastname@example.org or (612) 803-2722.
See you all March 5th as we begin School Social Work Week embracing our macro-practice! :)
Christy McCoy MSW LICSW
MSSWA Legislative Chair and Secretary; SSWAA Legislative Chair and Secretary
Register here: http://www.msswa.org/event-2779717
or complete hard copy registration in the brochure,
Make checks payable to MSSWA and mail to* :
MSSWA/Attn: Tony Porter
762 Meyer Street N
Maplewood, MN 55119
* No cancellations or refunds after 3/01/2018
RSVP by March 1st
MSSWA Region 4B Meeting:
Date and Time: Monday, March 5th at 4:30-6:00
Creating Awareness and Identifying At-Risk Students
This presentation will describe tools used by Wayzata High School’s School Social Workers to identify students who may be in need of emotional and mental health support. Attendees will leave this workshop with tangible strategies for identifying at-risk students.
Alison McKernan, MSW, LICSW, School Social Worker &
Cali Fielder, MSW, LICSW, School Social Worker – Wayzata High School
Location: 2nd Floor Forum Room at Wayzata High (right inside the main entrance)
Free to Region 4B members
$5 dollars for members of MSSWA
$10 for non members
1.5 CEU hours available
DeAnn Gendlin email@example.com
MSSWA Region 10 Meeting
Network, share resources, & workshop/training on “Video Game Addiction”
by Matt Meyers, LMFT, Traverse Counseling
Networking (portion of this event) hosted by Region 10 Representatives: Dan Porter & Rachel Benedict
DATE: April 9th 2018
TIME: From 5:00-6:00 PM
LOCATION: Chili’s 1800 Beam Ave. Maplewood, MN 55109
5:00-6:00- Chili’s Check IN- We will have an area of the restaurant for us to sit together, look for a MSSWA SIGN:
(sign in, resources, networking FREE APPETIZERS for Region 10 members that sign up prior to the event)
6:00- 6:15- Drive to training
6:30-8:00pm workshop/training on “Video Game Addiction”
Training location: District 622 Education Center Board Room -2520 E. 12th Ave North St. Paul MN 55109
COST: MSSWA Region 10 Members: FREE
THIS SESSION HAS BEEN APPROVED:BY THE BOARD OF SOCIAL WORK: 2 CEU HOURS.
CEU’S WILL BE EMAILED (TO THOSE THAT ATTEND BOTH PORTIONS OF THE EVENT AND SIGN IN AT CHILI’S)
You must register By April 2nd REGISTER ON LINE AT: MSSWA Region 10 Meeting
Contact: Rachel Benedict- firstname.lastname@example.org OR Dan Porter - email@example.com
Suicide Prevention/Mastering Skills to Support Others
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
7:45-8:15 Registration & Refreshments
8:15-8:30 Welcome/Overview of Day
8:30-10:30 Keynote Presentation - Joshua Stein, MD, PrairieCare
Suicidality & Self Injury in the School Age Population
10:30-10:45 Break/Exhibitor Exploration
10:45-11:45 Means Restriction Education, Kara Bennett, NAMI
11:45-1:00 Lunch (included)
Announcement of Don Rinkenberger Scholarship Winners & MSSWA LIfetime Achievement Award & New MSSWA Officers
1:00-1:30 Vendor/Exhibitor Exploration
1:30-3:30 MSSWA Suicide Awareness & Prevention "TRAIN THE TRAINER",
Liz Kruger Hommerding, MSW, LICSW & Stephanie Ochocki DSW, LICSW, MSSWA
3:30-3:45 CEU’s available with completed evaluation
**Group Discount Available** Register 5 and get the 6thFree – Contact Tony Porter at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
5.5 CEU hours have been approved by the MN Board of Social Work.
Professional Development Chair
If you are having difficulty with your on-line membership or conference registration, please contact Susanne Schroeder - email@example.com