Upcoming Events

    • 03/31/2017
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • The Davis Center/Assembly Room, 1250 West Broadway, Minneapolis, MN 55411



    Minnesota School Social

    Workers Association (MSSWA)

    Region 5 Spring Meeting

    March 31, 2017, 12:00-2:00 pm

    The Davis Center/Assembly Room

    1250 West Broadway, Minneapolis, MN 55411

    Please join us as fellow MPS Social Worker and MSSWA Region 5 Co-representative Kelly Arrington presents on the topic of Macro Level Advocacy for School Social Workers.

    Christy McCoy, MSW, LICSW and St. Paul School Social Worker will share her knowledge and expertise.  Christy is our MSSWA past president and current Legislative Chair.

    2 CEU Available

    MPS Employees Register on eCompass

    Register on eCompass  Course #90349  Section #109338

    For questions contact:

    jennifer.frisbie@mpls.k12.mn.us or kelly.arrington@mpls.k12.mn.us

    Region 5 Co-representatives

    Print the flyer

    With every school social worker in the state of Minnesota joining MSSWA and providing quality services to Minnesota students, we can make a difference in our schools and be leaders statewide through our legislative efforts.


    • 04/10/2017
    • 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Merriam Park Public Library


    1831 Marshall Ave

    Saint Paul 55104

    See map: Google Maps

    Tel. 651-642-0385

    • 04/11/2017
    • 8:15 AM - 4:00 PM
    • TIES Event Center, Grand Hall, 2nd Floor 1644 Larpenteur Avenue St. Paul, MN 55108 (On Southwest corner of Snelling Avenue and Larpenteur Avenue)


    Foundations of 

    Restorative Practices  



    Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    8:15-8:30   Registration & Refreshments  

    8:30-11:30 Keynote Presentation  Nancy Riestenberg

                        Foundations of Restorative Practices

    11:30-12:15 Lunch (included) 

     Announcement  of Don Rinkenberger Scholarship Winners  & MSSWA LIfetime Achievement Award& New MSSWA Officers

    12:15-12:45 Vendor/Exhibitor Exploration

    12:45-3:45   Keynote Presentation: Continues

    3:45-4:00     CEU’s available with completed evaluation

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

    Conference Questions?


    Tony Porter




    Dan Porter




    • 04/26/2017
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Arlington Hills Community Center, 1200 Payne Ave., Saint Paul


    MSSWA Region 6 Meeting 

    Relationship Focused Language

    Wednesday, April 26, 2017


    Arlington Hills Community Center

    1200 Payne Ave.

    St. Paul, MN  55104

    Please join us for a workshop on Relationship Focused Language with Minneapolis School Social Worker, Kelly Arrington.  Kelly will focus on how social workers can support  relationship building between teacher and student and how to support responses to challenging behaviors while still maintaining positive relationships. This is a “train the trainer” event, so we hope you can take this information back to your building to share with staff!

    **Snacks will be provided**

    2 CEUs Available

    MSSWA members = FREE

    Non-MSSWA members = $15

    Register online at www.msswa.org

    For questions contact:

    julie.baum@spps.org   or   renette.mcparland@spps.org


    • 06/19/2017
    • 7:30 AM
    • 06/21/2017
    • 12:30 PM
    • Sugar Lake Lodge, in Cohasset, MN, near Grand Rapids , MN

        The 15th Annual Minnesota School Social Workers Association Summer Institute 

    June 19—21, 2017

    Trauma Informed Practices: Topics, Interventions, & Strategies That Support Today's Youth

    Pre-Conference Agenda 

    Monday, June 19th, 2017   

    Pre-Conference Session: 

    7:30am to 8:30am Pre-Registration /Breakfast Buffet

     8:30am to 11:00am  

                    "Paper Tigers" Film & Discussion to Follow                                   2 CEU’s

    Welcome/Conference Opens

    12:30pm - 2:30pm

                          Greater Minnesota's Law Enforcement Response to Human                     Trafficking     Including Identifying Prostitution & Sexual Exploitation

    2:45pm - 4:45pm

    Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse - The Challenges


    Tuesday, June 20th, 8:30am - 3:30pm 

    Historical and Modern Day Trauma: Practical Strategies for Creating Trauma Informed Schools

    presented by 

    BraVada Garrett-Akinsanya, PhD., LP


    Wednesday, June 21st, 8:30am - 10:30am

    The Top Secret Project: Hazelden

    10:45am - 12:15pm

                                                        Life Success for Youth:                                                   Creating a Successful Youth Leadership Program

    Full Conference Brochure

Past Events

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

Nancy VanHorne

Liz Kruger-Hommerding

Christy McCoy

Susanne Schroeder

Professional Development Chair
Dan Porter

If you are having difficulty with your on-line membership or conference registration, please contact Susanne Schroeder - schfam@charter.net

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