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:
Each year MSSWA hosts conference trainings to meet the unique learning and licensing needs of school social workers. MSSWA welcomes RFPs for potential workshops.
MSSWA Region 10 Meeting
ACE Interface Understanding N.E.A.R. (Neuroscience Epigenetics Adverse Childhood Experiences Resilience
Presented by: Dan Porter, MSW, LICSW, Joanne Hodgeman & Rena Moran
Course description: Understanding ACEs: Building Self-Healing Communities
The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study findings represent a paradigm shift in human understanding of the origins of physical, social mental and societal health and well-being. We now know that leading causes of disease and disability, learning and productivity problems, and early death have their roots in the cumulative neurodevelopmental impacts of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).
The Understanding ACEs: Building Self-Healing Communities presentation provides information about the ACE study, along with neurobiology that explains why ACEs impact people’s lives, and what we can all do to dramatically improve health and resilience for this and future generations
Hosted By MSSWA Region 10
DATE: February 15th 2018
TIME: From 4:30-7:00 PM
LOCATION: The Behavioral Institute for Children and Adolescents (BICA)
203 Little Canada Road E. Suite 200
Little Canada, MN 55117
THIS SESSION HAS BEEN APPROVED:
BY THE BOARD OF SOCIAL WORK: 2 CEU HOURS.
4:30-5:00- Check IN (sign in, handouts, snacks, time to look at resources)
5:00- 7:00- ACE Interface Training
7:00- CEU and Evaluation
Come EARLY or stay LATE...to peruse the library of resources or bookstore to purchase items
MSSWA Region 10 Members: FREE
MSSWA Members (Non-region 10): $15.00
Others (Non Members) wishing to attend: $25.00
You must register and pay by/before February 5th (at the door cost will be 30.00) for anyone who has not paid in advance. No refunds
REGISTER ON LINE AT: www.msswa.org
Contact: Rachel Benedict- email@example.com OR Dan Porter - firstname.lastname@example.org
The 15th Annual
Day at the Hill
March 5, 2018
Capitol Ridge Event Center
8:30-9:00 ……Christy McCoy, MSSWA Legislative Chair & Sally Baas, MSPA: Welcome & Review of the Day
9:00-10:20…. Keynote Lenore Millibergity, Attorney from the Immigrant Law Center Advocating on Behalf of Dreamers and Best Practices in working with Undocumented Youth and their families
10:30-11:00…Legislative Updates from MSSWA and MSPA Lobbyist Brad Lundell
11:00-11:15 Association for Macro-Practice – Stephanie Plaster, Chair of the Social Policy Action Network, NASW-MN CORE Program Manager, The Link
11:30-12:30…Working Lunch & Developing Your Message- Cathy Dalnes MSW LICSW Review talking points provided; Identify a personal story of how you support the Educational Model of Mental Health and overview of other ways to advocate after today
Last year we had over 100 attendees, let's break that record and have at least 150 School Social Workers, Students and supporters of school social work and education participate. There is power in numbers! This is an empowering day where you will walk away knowing that your voice matters!
For more information and questions, please contact with myself or Tony Porter at email@example.com or (612) 803-2722.
See you all March 5th as we begin School Social Work Week embracing our macro-practice! :)
Christy McCoy MSW LICSW
MSSWA Legislative Chair and Secretary; SSWAA Legislative Chair and Secretary
Register here: http://www.msswa.org/event-2779717
or complete hard copy registration in the brochure,
Make checks payable to MSSWA and mail to* :
MSSWA/Attn: Tony Porter
762 Meyer Street N
Maplewood, MN 55119
* No cancellations or refunds after 3/01/2018
RSVP by March 1st
Suicide Prevention/Mastering Skills to Support Others
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
7:45-8:15 Registration & Refreshments
8:15-8:30 Welcome/Overview of Day
8:30-10:30 Keynote Presentation - Joshua Stein, MD, PrairieCare
Suicidality & Self Injury in the School Age Population
10:30-10:45 Break/Exhibitor Exploration
10:45-11:45 Means Restriction Education, Kara Bennett, NAMI
11:45-1:00 Lunch (included)
Announcement of Don Rinkenberger Scholarship Winners & MSSWA LIfetime Achievement Award & New MSSWA Officers
1:00-1:30 Vendor/Exhibitor Exploration
1:30-3:30 MSSWA Suicide Awareness & Prevention "TRAIN THE TRAINER",
Liz Kruger Hommerding, MSW, LICSW & Stephanie Ochocki DSW, LICSW, MSSWA
3:30-3:45 CEU’s available with completed evaluation
**Group Discount Available** Register 5 and get the 6thFree – Contact Tony Porter at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
5.5 CEU hours have been approved by the MN Board of Social Work.
Professional Development Chair
If you are having difficulty with your on-line membership or conference registration, please contact Susanne Schroeder - email@example.com