Upcoming Events

    • 03/06/2024
    • 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Education Minnesota, 41 Sherburne Ave, Conference Room 6, St Paul, MN 55103
    Register

     

       


    The 21st Annual

    MSSWA Day at the Hill

    Virtual & In Person

    Wednesday, March 6th, 2024

     at

    Education Minnesota, 41 Sherburne Ave, Conference Room 6,

    St Paul, MN 55103

    Virtual Details to be Announced Soon.

    ****Click HERE for Day on the Hill Brochure**

       

     

    What is Day on the Hill?  Day at the Hill provides an opportunity for school social workers to come together to elevate the profession of social work and to educate state lawmakers about how school social workers address student barriers to academic success in cost effective ways. 

    Up to 6 CEUs awarded for those attending in-person (Virtual Participants earn 2.5 CEU's). This is a staff development/Board of Social Work approved opportunity, not a political lobby day. 

    Who should attend? 

    • Current or past school social workers 

    • Students interested in the field of school social work 

    • Friends and supporters of school social work and public education 

    Cost: The cost for in-person would be $40.00 for members, $70.00 nonmembers and $10.00 for BSW and MSW students, which includes breakfast and lunch. Cost for virtual $25.00 members and $50.00 for nonmembers. All who register will receive a Day on the Hill 2024 T-Shirt. 


    Agenda: 

    7:45-8:15 Registration

    8:15-9:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks - Christy McCoy MSSWA Legislative Chair and Julie Campanelli MSSWA President

    9:00-10:15 Keynote Presentation - Is our Help Helpful?: Re-Envisioning our Role as Agents of Change: Miriam Itzkowitz, MSW, LICSW

    10:15-10:30 Break

    10:30-11:00  Legislative Priorities from EDMN Lobbyist, MSSWA Lobbyist Jenny Arneson and Christy McCoy

    11:00-12:00 Networking discussions centered on strengthening the impact of our advocacy at the micro, mezzo and macro levels & Preparing for visits with Legislators. 

    12:00-12:30 Lunch and Large Group Share Out

    12:45-3pm Visits with Legislators

    School social workers play a critical role in advocating, promoting and impacting the realization of educational equity and social justice for all! Day on the Hill is one avenue in which all of us can engage as true change agents on a macro level! REGISTER TODAY!!!! 


    Keynote Presentation: Is our Help Helpful?: Re-Envisioning our Role as Agents of Change

    The Social Work Code of Ethics states that “fundamental to social work is attention to the environmental forces that create, contribute to, and address problems in living.” But what do we do when we ourselves are one of the forces that may create or contribute to problems in living? Social workers often see ourselves as forces of good in an unjust system, and we strive for this to be true. At the same time, our profession simultaneously practices within unjust and racist systems and seeks to dismantle them. Indeed, the history of the social work profession from the early “friendly visitor” model and the settlement house movement, set up a sense of ourselves as somehow fundamentally different from the people that we serve. How do we as social workers reckon, not only with the roots of our profession which shaped and provided labor for discriminatory systems and programs but with our current complicity in upholding these same systems? This talk will ask participants to reflect on where we are individually and collectively in our pursuit of our professed mission to “enhance human well-being and help meet the basic human needs of all people, with particular attention to the needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty.”

    Learning Objectives

    Participants will:

    • ·        Reflect on the history and current state of the social work profession with regard to practices that contradict our profession's mission to dismantle social injustice.
    • ·        Define social work professional values that are relevant to the work of radical justice.
    • ·        Develop strategies to move personal practice towards alignment with these social work values.
    • ·        Discuss ways to apply this learning to the systems in which they practice.


    Christy McCoy MSW LICSW

    SSWAA President and MSSWA Legislative Chair

    School Social Worker

    Como Park Senior High School

    Register HERE  Or complete hard copy registration in the brochure. 

    Make checks payable to MSSWA and mail to* :

    MSSWA/Attn: Susanne Schroeder

    901 Parker Avenue

    Roseville, MN 55113


    * No cancellations or refunds after 3/1/24
    Register by March 1st, 2024

    • 04/10/2024
    • 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Virtual via Zoom
    Register

    2024 MSSWA Virtual Spring Conference   

    Wednesday, April 10th, 2024

    8:00am to 3:30pm     


    "Substance Use: Prevention, Intervention and Recovery to Support All Students"


    The Spring Conference will be recorded and registrants will have 30 days post conference to view the recording and still receive the CEU's, so if you can't attend the day of the conference, you can still attend on your own time!


    **Click HERE for 2024 Virtual Spring Conference Brochure**


    Spring Conference Agenda

    Wednesday, April 10th, 2024

    8:00-8:15 Zoom login opens

    8:15-8:30 Welcome/Overview of the Day  

    8:30-9:15  Sharing Stories of Lived Experience

    9:15-10:45  Providing a Diverse Spectrum of Care: Prevention Strategies for All Students

    10:45-10:55  Break                                                                                           

    10:55-12:10 Movie Viewing: “Screenagers Under the Influence”

    12:10-12:20 Break

    12:20-1:50 Effective Evidence-Based Interventions in Adolescent Substance Abuse

    1:50-2:00  Break

    2:00-3:20 Providing a Diverse Spectrum of Care Part 2: Recovery Support for All Students

    3:20-3:30  Closing Remarks / Evaluation link and CEU’s will be emailed post conference


    Sharing Stories of Lived Experience

    Jeremy Sutliff, Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist

    Participants will hear a story of lived experience with substance use and recovery and how sharing lived experience can be a powerful tool in support of youth in both prevention and recovery support.

    Participants will be able to:

    1. Hear a story of recovery to better understand the perspective of someone who has walked through a personal journey of recovery

    2. Learn how sharing personal experience can be a powerful tool for prevention and to support students struggling with substance use disorder

    3. Learn about stigma reduction and understanding different ways that substance use and recovery can look for everyone

     

    Providing a Diverse Spectrum of Care, Part 1: Prevention Strategies for All Students

    Elle Braland, BS

    Participants will learn updated approaches to help prevent youth substance use, from initial education to actively preventing and delaying initial use. This training will focus on utilizing Social Emotional Learning, Motivational Interviewing and Trauma Informed Care approaches specifically designed to focus on a broad spectrum of student needs and levels of care. By utilizing these approaches, school social workers will be able to build a trusting relationship with the students they serve and develop an updated foundation to support this generation of youth and the unique problems they face.

    Participants will be able to:

    1. Learn adaptive prevention strategies to reach youth who no longer perceive substances as dangerous

    2. Learn how to have productive and impactful conversations with youth utilizing evidence-based practices and relationship building skills to support a wide spectrum of student needs and levels of care

    3. Learn about the value of Social Emotional Learning, Motivational Interviewing and Trauma-Informed care approaches in the field of prevention

     

     

    Movie Viewing: “Screenagers Under the Influence: Vaping, Drugs and Alcohol in the Digital Age”

    Examine the impact of our digital age on teens’ decision making in relation to substances such as vaping, alcohol and drugs.


    Effective Evidence-Based Interventions in Adolescent Substance Abuse

    Jessica Garrison, MSW, CSWA, CADC II

    Understanding the importance of evidence-based interventions in a school setting as they relate to adolescent substance use.

    Participants will be able to:

    1. Understand the difference between prevention and intervention in substance use

    2. Determine which evidence-based intervention to use depending on the situation

    3. Understand the importance of engaging the family system in the intervention approach.

     

    Providing a Diverse Spectrum of Care, Part 2: Recovery Support for All Students

    Elle Braland, BS

    Participants will learn updated substance use trends and integrative approaches to support students who may be struggling with substance use or substance use disorder. This training will focus on utilizing evidence-based approaches to Harm Reduction, Trauma-Informed Care, and Motivational Interviewing to come alongside students of all different backgrounds and spectrums of need. By utilizing these approaches, school social workers will be able to build trusting relationships with students and develop a level of care that is essential for supporting youth struggling with substance use.

    Participants will be able to:

    1. Learn more about the use of harm reduction, trauma-informed care, motivational interviewing and how utilizing these practices across a spectrum of differing student needs is crucial for supporting students who are using substances

    2. Learn what substances students are using, how they’re gaining access, and what the laws are surrounding these substances

    3. Learn about Peer Recovery Support and the positive impact it has on youth and school staff



    7 Clinical CEU hours have been approved by the MN Board of Social Work.

    Conference Questions?

    Contact

    Tony Porter

    612-803-2722

    mplstonyjoel@gmail.com

    or

    Dan Porter

    danpporter@msn.com

    www.msswa.org

     

    • 05/15/2024
    • 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Online via Zoom Platform + in person


    Join us for MSSWA's Region 10 

    Book Club & Spring 2024 Meetings!

    What: Convenient, continuing education and networking opportunities.

    It’s simple: 

    Where:

    Meeting 1:- Wednesday March 20th, 2024 11:30AM-12:30PM (come having read approx. half the book-specific chapter/page numbers to be sent out with Google Meet link after you register).

    Meeting 2: In person (date & location TBD)

    or Virtual (May 6, 2024  11:30AM - 12:30PM)


    When:

    Reading on your own time


    How:

    To join the book club and receive the CEU’s upon completion of the book click HERE

    Cost to register:

    $10 (Region 10 members) or $65 (Non-members Region 10);

    $30 MSSWA members outside of Region 10 or $95 for Non-members outside Region 10


    Everyone registered will be entered into a drawing for a free copy of the book club book (more details to come) 
    Winners of a free copy will be notified and mailed a copy of the book approximately 1 week after registration closes
    If you do not win a copy of the book, you are responsible for purchasing the book on your own. 
    Registered book club’ers will be sent further details on meeting dates.


    If you have questions, contact:

    Molly Cirillo - mcirillo@isd200.org 


Past Events

01/23/2024 MSSWA Legislative Townhall
11/17/2023 MSSWA Region 1 Fall 2023 Virtual Meeting: A Mind-Body Approach to Help Students with Anxiety and Sleep
10/09/2023 2023 MSSWA Fall Conference
09/11/2023 MSSWA Fall Mini Grant
06/12/2023 2023 MSSWA Summer Institute
05/17/2023 MSSWA Region 11 End-of-the-School-Year Meeting
05/16/2023 Region 4B Spring Meeting
05/16/2023 MSSWA Region 1 Spring Meeting
04/12/2023 MSSWA Region 10 Meeting - April 12th, 2023
04/04/2023 School Social Worker of the Year Nomination
03/31/2023 MSSWA Region 2A & 2B Spring Meeting
03/08/2023 MSSWA Day at the Hill 2023
03/06/2023 MSSWA Region 5 Meeting - March 6th, 2023
02/06/2023 MSSWA 2023 Virtual Spring Conference
01/03/2023 MSSWA Mini Grant January 2023
11/14/2022 2022 MSSWA Fall Conference
10/19/2022 MSSWA Region 8 Fall Meeting 10/19/22
10/12/2022 MSSWA Region 11 SY Kick-Off Meeting
09/21/2022 MSSWA Region 10 Meeting - September 21st, 2022
09/01/2022 MSSWA Mini Grant
06/20/2022 2022 MSSWA Summer Institute
05/20/2022 MSSWA Region 1 Spring Meeting
05/17/2022 MSSWA Region 8 & 9 Winter Meeting 5/17/22
05/04/2022 MSSWA Region 11 End-of-the-School-Year Meeting
05/01/2022 Call for Workshop Proposals
04/20/2022 MSSWA Region 10 Meeting - April 20th, 2022 (NEW DATE)
04/01/2022 MSSWA Region 2A Spring Meeting
03/16/2022 MSSWA Region 11 Spring Meeting 3/16/22
03/08/2022 MSSWA Virtual Day at the Hill 2022
02/28/2022 MSSWA Virtual Spring Conference 2022
02/22/2022 Region 4B Training-Flow with the Change
01/26/2022 MSSWA Region 11 Winter Meeting 1/26/22
01/07/2022 MSSWA Region 8 & 9 Winter Meeting 1/07/22
01/01/2022 MSSWA Mini Grant
11/09/2021 MSSWA Region 10 Meeting - November 9th, 2021
11/09/2021 School Social Worker Social
10/28/2021 2021 VIRTUAL MSSWA/MIDWEST Fall Conference
06/30/2021 School Social Worker of the Year Nomination
06/16/2021 MSSWA Mini Grant
06/14/2021 2021 MSSWA "Virtual" Summer Institute
04/30/2021 MSSWA Region 2B Spring Meeting
04/23/2021 MSSWA Region 1 Spring Meeting
04/14/2021 MSSWA Region 10 Meeting - April 14th, 2021
04/05/2021 MSSWA Virtual Spring Conference 2021
03/10/2021 MSSWA Virtual Day at the Hill 2021
02/02/2021 MSSWA Mini Grant
01/29/2021 MSSWA Region 2B Winter Meeting
01/01/2021 MSSWA Mini Grant
11/11/2020 MSSWA Region 10 Meeting - November 11th, 2020
10/26/2020 2020 MSSWA Virtual Fall Conference
09/25/2020 MSSWA Region 2B Fall Meeting
08/04/2020 Webinar: Warning Signs for Early Onset Mental Illness in Children
06/15/2020 2020 MSSWA "Virtual" Summer Institute
05/18/2020 Webinar: Dr. Jim Raines: Ethics in an Epidemic
05/11/2020 Webinar: Anne Gearity: More Than Surviving - During COVID-19
05/04/2020 Webinar: Self Care & Well-Being During COVID-19
03/04/2020 MSSWA Day at the Hill 2020
02/28/2020 MSSWA Region 2B Meeting
02/28/2020 MSSWA Region 1 Winter Meeting
02/10/2020 MSSWA Region 10 Meeting (Ethics) - February 6th, 2020
01/01/2020 School Social Worker of the Year Nomination
12/06/2019 MSSWA Region 1 Winter Meeting
11/08/2019 MSSWA Region 2B Meeting
10/28/2019 2019 MSSWA Fall Conference
09/23/2019 MSSWA Region 10 Meeting - September 23rd, 2019
06/17/2019 2019 MSSWA Summer Institute
05/28/2019 MSSWA Region 1 Spring Meeting
05/10/2019 MSSWA Region 1 Spring Meeting
05/03/2019 MSSWA Region 2A & 2B Spring Meeting (2 CEU's)
03/05/2019 MSSWA Day at the Hill 2019
03/04/2019 MSSWA Region 10 Meeting - March 4th 2019
02/22/2019 MSSWA Spring Conference 2019
02/08/2019 MSSWA Intensive Workshop Series for School Social Workers Featuring Anne Gearity, Part 2
01/11/2019 MSSWA Intensive Workshop Series for School Social Workers Featuring Anne Gearity, Part 1
01/07/2019 MSSWA Region 10 Meeting - Winter 2019
11/30/2018 MSSWA Region 9 Fall Meeting
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
05/03/2018 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
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
Julie Campanelli

Past-President
Sherry Murphy

Secretary
Courtney Stenseth

Treasurer
Brianna Nelson

Legislative Chair
Christy McCoy

Professional Development Chair
Abby Refsland

Kate Adams

Social-Media
Cara McGlynn

If you are having difficulty with your on-line membership or conference registration, please contact msswafandm@gmail.com

 
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