Opportunity for MSSW Members -
Two Opportunities: Deadline January 1st and June 15th
Twice each year, MSSWA Mini-Grants will provide two awards,
a $500 prize and a $750 prize,
to support projects conducted by any Regular MSSWA member**
in the schools where they work.
Good luck and be sure to get your applications in by the deadline!
**the grants are not available to Affiliate or Student Members. They are intended for licensed school social workers employed in a school setting
2023 Annual MSSWA Fall Conference
October 9-10, 2023
Attendee Registration Now OPEN!
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Sheraton Minneapolis West Hotel
Exhibitor/Sponsor Registration Now Open
(Exhibitors are only on Monday, Oct 9th)
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Fall Conference Sponsor/Vendor Form
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MSSWA is Partnering with the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation's Welcoming Schools Program for our Keynote Presentation, Presented by Cheryl Greene, Senior Director of Welcoming Schools. Welcoming Schools will also have an additional Breakout Session Titled: "Intersectionality: School Practices with an Intersectional Lens"
Keynote Presentation: "Advocacy and Allyship to Support LGBTQ+ Youth"
This Keynote is intended to provide educators and youth-serving professionals with the competency and confidence to ensure LGBTQ+ youth are in spaces where they are supported, valued and have the opportunity to learn and grow free from bullying, violence, and harassment. The presentation will provide foundational information and data to support youth-serving professional advocacy, dispel common misconceptions about including LGBTQ+ topics in schools and increase confidence by role-playing common scenarios that require a response from students and families.
Sheraton Minneapolis West Hotel MSSWA Group Hotel Rate of $135 per Night
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Monday, October 9th, 2023
8:40am to 10:40am - Keynote: Advocacy and Allyship to Support LGBTQ+ Youth; Cheryl Greene, M.S. Ed Educational Leadership
10:40am to 11:45pm - MSSWA Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon
11:45pm to 12:00pm - Break/Vendor & Exhibitor Exploration/Silent Auction
Session 1 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
1A: Intersectionality: School Practices With an Intersectional Lens
1B: A Continuum of Substance Use and Structured Peer Support
1C: How New Legislative Changes Can Make it Easier to Access Medicaid Reimbursement for Mental Health Services Provided to Students With Disabilites
1D: Collaboration Across Multi-Disciplinary Teams
Session 2 - 1:45pm to 3:45pm
2A: MNProv Recess - Stretch Your Legs & Stretch Your Brain
2B: Assessing Risk and Planning for Safety in Schools
2C: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Wellness Group
2D: Male Identified Youth - Unpacking Sexual Exploitation
Evening Legislative Hapopy Hour - 4:15pm to 5:30pm
Free Cake and a Cash Bar
Tuesday, October 10th, 2023
Session 3 - 8:30am to 10:00am
3A: 8:30am to 11:45am (3 HOUR SESSION!) Oh Schitt, I'm a Supervisor
3B: Development of a Substance Use Disorder Family Support Group
3C: Building Social Connections With Therapy Dogs
3D: Growing the Strength of Youth: A Trauma-Sensitive Strength-Based Approach to Youth Development
3E: Helping Autistic and Neurodivergent Children Through Trauma
Session 4 - 10:15am to 11:45am
4A: A Mind-Body Approach for Youth With ADHD
4B: Group Work: A Practical Process for Maximizing Evidence-Based Group Interventions Such as CheckIn Check Out and CBITS
4C: Strengthening Your Schools MTSS Behavior Response
4D: School-Housing Partnership for Homeless Families
11:55am to 1:10pm - Lunch & Learn Movie Option: "Screenagers"
Session 5 - 1:15pm to 3:15pm
5A: Ethics On the Record
5B: A Day of Dialogue: How Taking a Pause Can Heal the Healer
5C: Escitalo-what? A Medication Review For the Non-Prescriber
5D: Practical Tools To Support the Overwhelmed Parent: Help Parents Better Help Their Kids
5E: Must Knows For New School Social Workers
Professional Development Chair
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