2023 MSSWA Fall Conference

  • 10/09/2023
  • 8:00 AM
  • 10/10/2023
  • 3:15 PM
  • Sheraton Minneapolis West Hotel, 12202 Ridgedale Dr, Minnetonka, MN 55305


(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 Oct 1st; Must volunteer for 2 shifts.
  • After October 5th, 2023
  • After October 5th, 2023.
  • Rate only available until Oct 1st! Must volunteer for 2 shifts.
  • (Must have "Retired School Social Worker" MSSWA Membership to be eligible for this rate) Rate only available until Oct 1st! Must volunteer for 2 shifts.

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2023 Annual MSSWA Fall Conference

October 9-10, 2023


Attendee Registration Now OPEN!

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Sheraton Minneapolis West Hotel

12201 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka, MN  55305

Exhibitor/Sponsor Registration Now Open

(Exhibitors are only on Monday, Oct 9th)

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MSSWA is Partnering with the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation's Welcoming Schools Program for our Keynote Presentation, Presented by Cheryl Greene, Senior Director of Welcoming Schools. Welcoming Schools will also have an additional Breakout Session Titled: "Intersectionality: School Practices with an Intersectional Lens"

Keynote Presentation: "Advocacy and Allyship to Support LGBTQ+ Youth"

This Keynote is intended to provide educators and youth-serving professionals with the competency and confidence to ensure LGBTQ+ youth are in spaces where they are supported, valued and have the opportunity to learn and grow free from bullying, violence, and harassment. The presentation will provide foundational information and data to support youth-serving professional advocacy, dispel common misconceptions about including LGBTQ+ topics in schools and increase confidence by role-playing common scenarios that require a response from students and families.

Sheraton Minneapolis West Hotel MSSWA Group Hotel Rate of $135 per Night

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Monday, October 9th, 2023

8:40am to 10:40am - Keynote: Advocacy and Allyship to Support LGBTQ+ Youth; Cheryl Greene, M.S. Ed Educational Leadership

10:40am to 11:45pm - MSSWA Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon

11:45pm to 12:00pm - Break/Vendor & Exhibitor Exploration/Silent Auction

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

1A: Intersectionality: School Practices With an Intersectional Lens

1B: A Continuum of Substance Use and Structured Peer Support

1C: How New Legislative Changes Can Make it Easier to Access Medicaid Reimbursement for Mental Health Services Provided to Students With Disabilites

1D: Collaboration Across Multi-Disciplinary Teams

Session 2 - 1:45pm to 3:45pm

2A: MNProv Recess - Stretch Your Legs & Stretch Your Brain

2B: Assessing Risk and Planning for Safety in Schools

2C: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Wellness Group

2D: Male Identified Youth - Unpacking Sexual Exploitation

Evening Legislative Hapopy Hour - 4:15pm to 5:30pm

Free Cake and a Cash Bar

Tuesday, October 10th, 2023

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

3A: 8:30am to 11:45am (3 HOUR SESSION!) Oh Schitt, I'm a Supervisor

3B: Development of a Substance Use Disorder Family Support Group

3C: Building Social Connections With Therapy Dogs

3D: Growing the Strength of Youth: A Trauma-Sensitive Strength-Based Approach to Youth Development

3E: Helping Autistic and Neurodivergent Children Through Trauma

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

4A: A Mind-Body Approach for Youth With ADHD

4B: Group Work: A Practical Process for Maximizing Evidence-Based Group Interventions Such as CheckIn Check Out and CBITS

4C: Strengthening Your Schools MTSS Behavior Response

4D: School-Housing Partnership for Homeless Families

11:55am to 1:10pm - Lunch & Learn Movie Option: "Screenagers"

Session 5 - 1:15pm to 3:15pm

5A: Ethics On the Record

5B: A Day of Dialogue: How Taking a Pause Can Heal the Healer

5C: Escitalo-what? A Medication Review For the Non-Prescriber

5D: Practical Tools To Support the Overwhelmed Parent: Help Parents Better Help Their Kids

5E: Must Knows For New School Social Workers

Conference Questions?


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