Each year MSSWA hosts conference trainings to meet the unique learning and licensing needs of school social workers. MSSWA welcomes RFPs for potential workshops.
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:
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
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