2022 MSSWA Fall Conference

  • 11/14/2022
  • 8:00 AM
  • 11/15/2022
  • 3:15 PM
  • Hyatt Regency Bloomington, 3200 East 81st Street, Bloomington, MN 55425


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Early Bird (Includes MSSWA Membership @ $65)
  • Includes $65 MSSWA Membership
  • (Does not include MSSWA Membership)
  • (Does not include MSSWA Membership)
  • (must include copy of student ID); Rate only available until Nov 1st; Must volunteer for 2 shifts.
  • After November 7th, 2022.
  • After November 7th, 2022.
  • Rate only available until Nov 1st! Must volunteer for 2 shifts.
  • For Guest ONLY attending the Monday Evening Reception. Free to Full Conference Attendees. Includes a Fidgety Fairy Tales presentation, School Social Worker of the Year presentation, 1.5 CEU's, cash bar and appetizers
  • Rate only available until Nov 1st! Must volunteer for 2 shifts.

Registration is closed

2022 Annual MSSWA Fall Conference

November 14-15, 2022


Hyatt Regency Bloomington by Mall of America

3200 East 81st Street, Bloomington, MN 55425

Exhibitor/Sponsor Registration Now Open

Attendee Registration Now OPEN!

Below is the link to book your room at the Hyatt Regency, which is now active:


Monday, November 14th, 2022

8:30am to 10:45am - Keynote: Using Cultural Intelligence to Enhance Trauma-Informed Care and Healing Centered Engagements; Brandon Jones, M.A., CPPM

10:45am to 12:00pm - MSSWA Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon

12:00pm to 12:30pm - Break/Vendor & Exhibitor Exploration/Silent Auction

Session 1 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

1A: Sustainable Wellness: A Trauma-Informed Look at Cultivating Calm Beyond the Pandemic Woes

1B: Navigating Minnesota's Systems of Supports for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

1C: Risks and Rewards: Guiding Young People Towards Healthy Technology Use

1D: QPR Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention

Session 2 - 2:15pm to 3:45pm

2A: Must Knows for New School Social Workers

2B: "YES AND..." Social Emotional Learning Through Applied Improvisations

2C: Managing Children & Adolescents Emotional & Psychological Responses Through Attachment, Self-Regulation and Competency

2D: Comprehensive School Mental Health Systems

Evening Reception - 4:30pm to 8:00pm

Fidgety Fairy Tales Presentation, School Social Worker of the Year Award, Light Apps and Cash Bar

Tuesday, November 15th, 2022

Session 3 - 8:30am to 10:00am

3A: The Neurodevelopmental Lens of Childhood Trauma

3B: In Their Own Voices: Parent Experiences Requesting Educational Supports for Their Children with Mental Health Needs

3C: Light in the Well: Using Music to Tell Stories of People with Disabilities and Their Families


Session 4 - 10:15am to 11:45am

4A: MoveMindfully: A Mind-Body Approach for Anxiety and Sleep

4B: Brain Based Coping Strategies: Activating the Brain for Change and Well-Being

4C: The Connection and Implementation of PBIS and CTSS in Your District

4D: The Climate Crisis - How Schools Can Fight for a Healthy Future

11:45am to 1:30pm - Lunch & Learn Movie Option: "The Wisdom of Trauma"

Session 5 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

5A: MN Youth Human Trafficking and Exploitation Tool and Guide

5B: Build Your Ethics Toolbox

5C: Understanding East African Clients

5D: Psychotropics for the Non-Prescriber

Conference Questions?


Tony Porter




Dan Porter



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