2018 Annual MSSWA Fall Conference
October 28-30, 2018
"50 Years...500 Strong"
Monday, October 29th, 2018
7:30am to 8:30am Registration/Vendor & Exhibition Exploration
8:30am to 8:40am Welcome & Overview
8:40am - 11:00 am
Keynote: Using History to Propel School Social Work into the Future; Michelle Alvarez, MSW, EdD & Christy McCoy, MSW, LICSW
11:00 am - 12:10 pm MSSWA Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon
12:10pm to 12:30pm Vendor & Exhibitor Exploration
& Silent Auction Opens
Session 1 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm
1A Exceptional Leaders, Exceptional Learners
1B "We Can Smile": Experiencing Compassion Satisfaction in the Midst of This Work We Do
1C ACE Interface Understanding N.E.A.R. (Neuroscience Epigenetics Adverse Childhood Experiences Resilience)
1D Restorative Practice/Circle and Ways the Practices Can be Applied to those of African Descent as Well as the Lives of Individuals From Other Cultures That Bring Health and Healing to Mental Health Well-Being of Individuals (Part 1 of 2)
Session 2 - 2:15pm - 3:45pm
2A Ethical School Social Work Practice Using Technology (2:15pm-4:15pm)
2B What Your Students Wish You Knew
2C Debriefing as an Organizational Support for Self-Care
2D Restorative Practice/Circle and Ways the Practices Can be Applied to those of African Descent as Well as the Lives of Individuals From Other Cultures That Bring Health and Healing to Mental Health Well-Being of Individuals (Part 2 of 2)
3:45pm CEU's, Silent Auction Payments, Vendor Bingo and #Hashtag Picture Winners Posted
6:00pm to 10pm MSSWA 50th Anniversary Celebration! (Additional $25 Fee Applies)
Tuesday, October 30th, 2018
Session 3 - 8:30am - 10:00am
3A Third Party Billing and Mental Health Services: Things You May Not Know
3B "Very Young Girls" Film Showing
3C 7 Essential Ingredients of Trauma Sensitive Schools (Part 1 of 2)
3D Must Knows for New School Social Workers
Session 4 - 10:15am - 12:15pm
4A MSSWA Suicide Prevention & Awareness: Train the Trainer
4B Getting Through to Angry Students: Finding the Sea of Tranquility in the Storm of Anger
4C 7 Essential Ingredients of Trauma Sensitive Schools (Part 2 of 2)
4D Strengthening Our Advocacy Skills to be Effective Agents of Change: The Necessity of Macro Practice in School Social Work
Lunch (Included) - 12:15pm - 1:15 pm
Session 5 - 1:15pm - 3:15pm
5A Ethics and Autism
5B My Journey on the Autism Spectrum: What Everyone Needs to Know About Autism From Someone Who Lives With It
5C Implementing Restorative Practices in the Classroom With Special & Regular Ed Populations - Hands On!
3:15pm Evaluations/CEU's, Prize Drawing for Networking Bingo Winners
Up to 16 CEU's available for this conference
2018 Fall Conference Brochure.pdf
MSSWA 50th Anniversary Celebration Party!
Please join us for a celebration of MSSWA's 50 years and in honoring MSSWA's Leaders!
Monday, October 29th, 2018, 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Hearty Appetizers and Cake
Celebration party with music, networking, cash bar and fun!
Past Presidents of MSSWA: FREE!
Current MSSWA Board Members: FREE!
All Other Guests: $25 (If registering to attend the Fall Conference this should be added in your conference registration process, not here)
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!
Lake Agassiz Regional Library
118 5th Street South
Moorhead, MN 56560
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.
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
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.
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
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:
Professional Development Chair
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