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.
MindUP: An Experiential SEL Program from the Goldie Hawn Foundation
Friday, February 22, 2019
2019 MSSWA Spring Conference Brochure.pdf
The Goldie Hawn Foundation is a not-for-profit organization created in response to the global epidemic of childhood aggression, anxiety, depression and suicide. Based firmly in neuroscience, MindUP gives children the knowledge and tools they need to manage stress, regulate emotions and face the challenges of the 21st century with resilience. To date, MindUP has trained over 150,000 teachers in 12 countries, and impacted over 6 Million children. MindUP’s signature program is an acclaimed classroom-based curriculum, spanning pre-school through middle school/ junior high. The program may also be used with high school students with a few accommodations. Published by Scholastic, this 15-lesson series is based on four pillars: neuroscience, social-emotional learning (SEL), positive psychology and mindful awareness. These lessons work together to build awareness and self-regulation that increase children's academic performance, self-control, empathy, and optimism.
1. Review the evidence supporting social emotional learning (SEL) programs and the significance of a Collaborative for Academic and Social Emotional Learning (CASEL) endorsement
2. Learn about the foundational principles of MindUP with discussion about how school social workers can work with teachers to implement MindUP in the classroom
3. Experience the MindUP curriculum through interactive learning examples related to tasting, smelling, seeing, listening and movement
4. Develop an acquaintance with how MindUP supports children’s acquisition of skills to learn about their brains, recognize and manage emotions, develop concerns for others, make responsible decisions and maintain positive relationships
5. Learn how to use MindUP to achieve your goals as a school social worker through tiered interventions
Dr. Charlene Myklebust, Psy.D. is President and an Educational Leadership Consultant with Professional Education Pal, LLC. She was a regular and special education teacher, care and treatment school administrator, mental and chemical health provider, and Executive Director of Mental Health and Partnerships in Intermediate District 287. Char co-authored the MDE teacher training series, "Early Warning Signs of Children's Mental Health Disorders." She was recognized for "Outstanding Service" by the Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health (MACMH) and received the "Educator of the Year” award from the Minnesota Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI-MN). As a Goldie Hawn Foundation MindUP consultant, she contributed to the development of the curriculum. She also coordinates a grant through the Minnesota Department of Human Services called “The Minnesota School-based Diversion Model for Students with Co-occurring Disorders.” This program is designed to dramatically reduce the school-to-prison pipeline phenomenon. Dr. Myklebust, on behalf of MACMH and MDE, has developed a tiered intervention model for supporting youth with mental health disorders in the schools. Char speaks at conferences about topics related to children’s mental health; brain development; trauma; restorative justice and practices; Adverse Childhood Experiences; social emotional learning; and alternatives to suspension, expulsion, incarceration and punishment of youth.
Group Discount Available** Register 5 and get the 6thFree – Contact Tony Porter at email@example.com for more details.
5.5 CEU hours have been approved by the MN Board of Social Work.
MSSWA Region 10 Meeting
Network, share resources, & workshop/training on “E-Cigs: More Than Just Nicotine”
by Ashley Rome, Youth Service Bureau
Networking (portion of this event) hosted by Region 10 Representatives: Dan Porter & Cara McGlynn
DATE: Monday, March 4th, 2019
TIME: From 5:00-8:00 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 “E-Cigs: More Than Just Nicotine”
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 February 27th, 2019 REGISTER ON LINE AT: MSSWA Region 10 Meeting - March 4th 2019
Contact: Cara McGlynn- firstname.lastname@example.org OR Dan Porter - email@example.com
The 16th Annual
Day at the Hill
March 5, 2019
8:30-9:00.......Christy McCoy, MSSWA
President: Welcome & Review of the Day
9:00-10:20.....Keynote Dr. Clay Cook:
Social-Emotional Learning as the Foundation for Academic and Life Success.
Participants will learn (a) why integrating social-emotional learning is critical to promoting student social, emotional,,and behavioral wellbeing as the foundation for academic and life success; (b) evidence supporting the implementation of a continuum of social-emotional supports discussed; and (c) describe the role of SSW’s in advancing social-emotional learning as part of school-based service delivery.
10:30-11:00...School Safety Center Dept of ED Heather Hirsch: Utilizing SEL to Promote School Safety
11:00-11:15...Legislative Updates from MSSWA Lobbyist Brad Lundell
11:30-11:45...Ryan Gibbs Principal and Sheila Webb MSW LICSW from Loring Elementary School will discuss the power of collaboration in changing systems.
11:45-12:30...Working Lunch & Developing Your Message
12:30-3:00...March to the Capitol & Meetings with Legislators
Dr. Jay Cook is the John and Nancy Peyton Faculty Fellow in Child and Adolescent Wellbeing at the University of Minnesota and Associate Professor in the School Psychology Program. He has extensive research and practical experiences involving the implementation of multi-tiered systems of support to promote children’s mental and behavioral health.
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-3185016
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 3/1/19
RSVP by February 28th
The 17th Annual Minnesota School Social Workers Association Summer Institute
June 17—19, 2019
Sugar Lake Lodge, Cohasset, MN
Trauma Informed Practices: Evidence-Based Interventions & Strategies That Support Today's Youth
Monday, June 17th, 2019
7:30am to 8:00am Pre-Registration
8:00am to 9:45am
"Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope" Film & Discussion to Follow - 1.5 Clinical CEU’s
10:00am to 12:00pm
Special Education Law: Trends, Strategies & Ethical Considerations - 2 Ethics CEU's
1:15pm - 4:15pm
Integrative Play Therapy: A School Based Perspective - 3 Clinical CEU's
Tuesday, June 18th, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Rethinking Challenging Kids - 7 Clinical CEU's
Ed Morales, MPP, MSW, LICSW
Wednesday, June 19th, 8:00am - 9:30am
PBIS: Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports - 1.5 Clinical CEU's
9:45am - 11:45am
How to Influence When You Don't Have Power (Getting Through to Teachers, Administrators & Students) - 2 Social Work CEU's
2019 Summer Inst Master brochure.pdf
Professional Development Chair
If you are having difficulty with your on-line membership or conference registration, please contact Susanne Schroeder - email@example.com