2015 Summer Institute Brochure - the Minnesota School Social

Experience Minnesota Via
The 13th Annual
Minnesota School Social Workers Association
Summer Institute
June 24—26, 2015
Chase on the Lake Resort, on Leech Lake in Walker, MN
Less than 4 hours from the Twin Cities!
Advanced Therapeutic Interventions for
School Social Workers: Diving Deep in Mindfulness,
Mental Health, Communications and Social Skills
Earn
Up To
16 CEUs!!
Post Tests
Available For
All Sessions
Participants may earn 3 undergraduate or graduate credits from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Please contact Molly Fox at [email protected] for more information. Additional work outside the Summer Institute
will be required.
www.msswa.org
13th Annual MSSWA Summer Institute
Advanced Therapeutic Interventions for School Social Workers:
Diving Deep in Mindfulness, Mental Health, Communication and Social Skills
Pre-Conference Agenda
Wednesday, June 24th, 2015
2 CEU’s
8:00am to 9:00am
9:00am to 11:00am
Pre-Registration / Continental Breakfast
Pre-Conference Session: Overview of Communication Styles in
Supervision
Communication Styles in Supervision 101
This Pre-Conference session will assist the supervisor in honing in on the impact communication styles
play in the supervisory relationship. Styles of communication, case studies, tools and activities will be
integrated. Participants will leave with multiple ways to assist in adapting communication skills to the
supervisory relationship. This course is geared for beginners as well as seasoned supervisors who would
like to look at deepening their understanding of how communication impacts their daily work. A few of
the learning objectives we will briefly touch on in this 2 hour pre-conference: Learn your own
communication style to employ better communication with staff and grow your skill and effectiveness in
asking questions. Increase your ability to assist staff in making changes through the use of constructive
feedback and supportive confrontation. This session can be utilized to fulfill part of the Supervision
hours for the MN Board of Social Work’s requirement.
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 the Lead School Social Worker for Northeast Metro Intermediate School District 916 on
special assignment to incorporate mental health initiatives district wide, provide supervision,
direction, and support for over 30 social workers and has oversight and supervision of the
Internship program that provides up to 12 internships for students. Additionally, Dan provides
Clinical Supervision to Social Workers for the Profession Matrix, where he has worked for over
four years. He currently provides supervision to 13 social workers working in a variety of
settings through group and individual supervision. He received his B.A. in Social Work and Sociology, his
Masters in Clinical Social Work, and has a Director of Special Education License. Dan serves as the Board President of (MACMH) Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health and Region
Representative for
(MSSWA) Minnesota School Social Workers Association. Dan has presented at numerous conferences throughout Minnesota on topics such as: Supervision and Ethics, strategies for supporting youth, promoting self-esteem,
and school based social skills programs. He was an examination item writer for (ASWB) Association of Social
Work Boards and he has been published multiple times doing book reviews in the School Social Work Journal.
Dan was named Minnesota School Social Worker of the Year in 2012.
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Learn about evidence-based interventions; incorporate programs/techniques learned into daily practice;
develop a network of colleagues that can support the implementation of evidence-based practice.
Please encourage animal loving colleagues to attend Thursday, June 25th.
Learn how to build your Animal Assisted Interactions (AAI) practice while avoiding the pitfalls of animals in an
educational environment. You will receive a resource with a collection of more that 100 lessons, reproducible worksheets,
games and discussion questions that are ready to use.
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13th Annual MSSWA Summer Institute
Advanced Therapeutic Interventions for School Social Workers:
Diving Deep in Mindfulness, Mental Health, Communication and Social Skills
Featured Sessions
Wednesday, June 24th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Social Skill Interventions for Unconventional Learners
An interactive workshop for sharing research based curriculum and innovative interventions for teaching social
skills to students in K-12 settings. This presentation will cover social skill curriculum to use in classroom, group
and individual sessions with students. Specifically, the presentation will target unconventional learners, which
are students that have special education needs (such as ASD, DCD, EBD, OHD, etc.) and/or require alternative
learning environments. Topics covered during the presentation will include feeling identification and emotional
regulation, sexual health and safety, and social skills. Some specific programs addressed in the presentation will
include, but will not be limited to, Emotes, Aggression Replacement Training, and the S.T.A.R.S. Curriculum, as
well as adaptations and modifications to these curriculums to meet the needs of the learners will be
demonstrated. Participants will walk away with useful curriculum ideas to use across K-12 settings. This session
helps meet the MN Board of Social Work’s requirement of two accredited hours.
Goals
 Explore various social work group interventions for students with EBD, ASD and neuro-typical in K-12
settings
 Identifying curriculum to support social emotional learning and implementation
 To educate on Emotes, Aggression Replacement Training (evidence based curriculum), sexual health and
safety, Self-Awareness curriculum for teens, and technology integration
Jenn Bulmer, MSW, LICSW; Linnea Dumke, MSW, LICSW; Amy Just, LSW; Rachel Shemon,
MSW, LGSW. Jenn, Linnea, Amy and Rachel currently work in Intermediate School District , Northeast Metro 916, working with children with ASD, DCD and EBD. Their role in the district
includes
providing children’s therapeutic support services, including group and individual skills training focusing
on social skills and anger control, multidisciplinary teaming, providing mental health resources and support to at risk youth, providing advocacy, and sexual health and safety creation and
implementation. Jenn Bulmer currently services special education students in a K-8 program, and works as an
emergency room crisis social worker at Regions Hospital in St. Paul. Linnea Dumke has worked as
Mental Health Professional at St. David’s Center in Minnetonka and School Social Worker for
Northeast Metro 916 for children with a variety of mental health needs for the last 6 years. Amy Just has
worked for Northeast Metro 916 for 10 years, servicing students in the ALC programs and most recently
at a K-8 special education program. Rachel Shemon is a School Social Worker for Northeast Metro 916
working with Secondary students with developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorder.
Previously Rachel worked as a case manager working with adults with a variety of mental health and
physical disorders.
Please Join us for our Annual Welcome Reception
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Walker Ballroom Foyer
Free Hors D’ Oeuvres & Cash Bar
Free Bowling, Prize Drawings and Raffle
Networking Bingo & Great Conversation
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13th Annual MSSWA Summer Institute
Advanced Therapeutic Interventions for School Social Workers:
Diving Deep in Mindfulness, Mental Health, Communication and Social Skills
Featured Sessions
Wednesday, June 24th, 2:45pm - 5:15pm
An Introduction to Youth Mental Health First Aid
Mental health challenges - such as depression, anxiety, and substance use - are central to the role of
School Social Workers. Youth Mental Health First Aid prepares individuals and communities with
the knowledge and skills to help individuals who are developing a mental health problem. This evidence
-based training helps the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses. This will
be an introduction to the program as the full course is 8-hours. Risk factors and warning signs will be
considered as well as specific disorders, responses, and a 5-step action plan to help someone who may
be in need. This session can help meet the MN Board of Social Work’s requirement of 2.5 accredited
clinical content hours.
Learning Objectives
 Recognize potential risk factors and warning signs for mental health problems
 Use a 5-step action plan to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional help
 Understand how this program could benefit individuals, schools, communities, and agencies of
which you work
 Assess their own views and feelings about mental health problems and disorders
Paige Thompson, MSW, LICSW is a School Social Worker with the Southwest West Central Service Cooperative, services Pipestone Area Schools, and received her Master’s in Social Work from the University of South Dakota. She is a board member for the MN School
Social Workers Association (MSSWA), President-Elect for NASW-SD, a trustee on the National PACE Committee, and is involved in many local committees and boards. As a certified trainer for Youth Mental Health First Aid, Paige often leads trainings and speaks to
groups on many topics. She is on the Cooperative Crisis Team and also helped found
Pipestone Girls on the Run.
**BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND**
MSSWA “Sponsored” Karaoke in
“The 502” bar area
8:00pm to 11:00pm
(Immediately following the Welcome Reception)
Come relax and unwind, have a beverage of your choice, and wow us with your vocal stylings!
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13th Annual MSSWA Summer Institute
Advanced Therapeutic Interventions for School Social Workers:
Diving Deep in Mindfulness, Mental Health, Communication and Social Skills
Featured Sessions
Thursday, June 25th, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Animal Assisted Interactions: Incorporating Animals or Puppets into your K-12 Practice
Learn how to build your Animal Assisted Interactions (AAI) practice while avoiding the potential pitfalls of
animals in an educational environment. Participants will benefit from the years of first-hand experience and
action research as Val Rae takes them through the steps of professionalizing AAI in K-12 environments. Each
participant will receive resources and tools to start or build their AAI work. They will gain a critical
understanding of how to select the right animal and receive a copy of Animal Related Guidance: Teaching Social
Skills using Pets or Puppets, which includes over 100 high-interest, easy to use social skills lessons. This session
can help meet the MN Board of Social Work’s requirement of 6.5 accredited clinical content hours.
Goals/Learning Objectives:
 Participants will receive a wealth of tools and resources to consider as they build their AAI practice
 Participants will learn how to navigate administrative concerns over animals in school and professionalize the
work
 Participants will have a base of understanding with which they can consider when selecting the appropriate
animal to add to their practice
Val Rae Boe, Ed.D. Dr. Boe is the principal of Karner Blue Education Center, a federal setting IV special education program in Blaine, MN and adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis. Val Rae worked from 2012 to 2014 with district leadership to plan Karner Blue Education Center,
considered to be a national model for an educational facilities designed to meet the unique needs of students with severe disabilities. She conducted extensive research to develop Karner Blue’s nature-based
educational foundations, which are supported by the schools design theme, landscaping, and building
layout. Val Rae presented the nature-based philosophy to more than 10 Metro school boards between
2013 and 2014. She received her undergraduate degree in education from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, her Masters in Special Education from Minnesota Southwest State University in Marshall,
MN, and her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from St. Thomas in Minneapolis. She began her
work with special education students as an EBD para, then EBD teacher. She has worked for Northeast Metro 916 since
2006 and has been an administrator since 2009. Her professional publications include “Animal Related Guidance: Teaching
Social Skills Using Pets or
Puppets”, based on her published research “Effects of Animal-Assisted Therapy on a Student with an Emotional/Behavioral Disorder”.
Val Rae grew up on a farm in western MN and has loved nature and animals since she was very young. In fact, she brought
home many stray or injured creatures, which included raccoon, birds, dogs and cats. Since 2006 she has been leading the
initiative to bring Animal Assisted Interactions (AAI) to Northeast Metro Intermediate 916 School District’s programs for
students with disabilities. This past fall, Val Rae was the recipient of WCCO’s Educator of Excellence award. She lives in
Plymouth with her husband Barrett and their three rescue Cairn Terriers.
Beach Bonfire by the Lake!
Come enjoy a bonfire on the beach with your colleagues, new and old
friends alike. We will supply the Smore’s supplies (Chocolate bars,
marshmallows and graham crackers), you bring your beverage of choice
and a blanket or chair. Come and join the fun!
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13th Annual MSSWA Summer Institute
Advanced Therapeutic Interventions for School Social Workers:
Diving Deep in Mindfulness, Mental Health, Communication and Social Skills
Featured Sessions
Friday, June 26th, 8:30am - 11:45am
Demystifying Mindfulness: Practical Applications of Mindfulness Skills and Practices for
Providers and Clients
There is mounting evidence that mindfulness practices help us to improve attention, regulate emotion,
improve our immune system, and be more resilient in managing stress. Attaining these benefits for staff
and children has become critical as stress in the schools increases. This workshop will be both didactic
and experimental. It will provide an overview of the benefits of mindfulness as well as the opportunity
to experience mindfulness practices. This workshop will help to develop your own mindfulness practice
as well as learn ways to introduce and practice mindfulness with children.
Objectives:
 Provide an overview of what mindfulness is and how it can help us to be more present, notice
ourselves and maintain better focus
 Provide opportunities for practicing mindfulness
 Provide resources in how to teach mindfulness to kids of all ages
Goals:
 Understand the benefits of mindfulness practice for ourselves as providers as well as the clients we
treat
 Understand what mindfulness is and how to practice it in your daily life
 Learn how to present and practice mindfulness with students of all ages
Jeannine Myrvik, is an LICSW with 17 years experience working in mental health. She works for Allina
doing individual and group therapy. She also has a private practice where she does general therapy and
DBT. Jeannine has been using mindfulness as a core part of her practice for over 15 years. She has advanced training in mind-body practices and has facilitated mindfulness classes in a variety of settings. Her
passion lies in teaching that mindfulness is a skill and a practice that is accessible to everyone even if you
don’t want to sit on a cushion and meditate.
SAVE THE DATE!
MSSWA 2015 Fall Conference
November 2-3, 2015
Sheraton Minneapolis West Hotel
12201 Ridegedale Drive, Minnetonka, MN 55305
Please join us again for our next 2 DAY Fall Conference with all new speakers and topics, as well as the MSSWA Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony
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CONFERENCE AGENDA
All meetings held at Chase on the Lake in the Walker Ballroom on Lower Level
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am to 9:00 am
Pre-Registration/Continental Breakfast (Ballroom Foyer)
9:00 am to 11:00 am
Pre-Conference: Communication Styles in Supervision 101: Dan Porter, MSW,
LICSW
11:15 am to 12:00 pm
Registration (Ballroom Foyer)
12:15 pm to 12:30 pm
Welcome / Introduction and Overview of the Days Ahead
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Social Skill Interventions for Unconventional Learners: Jenn Bulmer, MSW,
LICSW; Linnea Dumke, MSW, LICSW; Amy Just, LSW; Rachel Shemon, MSW,
LGSW
2:30 pm to 2:45 pm
Break (Ballroom Foyer)
2:45 pm to 5:15 pm
An Introduction to Youth Mental Health First Aid: Paige Thompson, LGSW,
CSW
5:15 pm to 6:00 pm
Room Check-In / Break
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
RECEPTION (Optional) Bowling/Prizes/Networking Bingo (Ballroom Foyer)
7:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Karaoke (Optional) in “The 502” Bar area
Thursday, June 25, 2015
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am to 8:00 am
Breakfast Buffet/Networking Breakfast (502 Fireside Restaurant)
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Animal Assisted Interactions: Incorporating Animals or Puppets into your
K-12 Practice: Val Rae Boe, Ed. D.
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Lunch (502 Fireside Restaurant)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Animal Assisted Interactions: Incorporating Animals or Puppets into your
K-12 Practice (continued): Val Rae Boe, Ed. D.
2:30 pm to 2:45 pm
Break (Ballroom Foyer)
2:45 pm to 4:00 pm
Animal Assisted Interactions: Incorporating Animals or Puppets into your
K-12 Practice (continued): Val Rae Boe, Ed. D.
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
(Optional) Lakeside Beach Bonfire with Smore’s (bring blanket or lawn chair)
Friday, June 26, 2015
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
7:00 am to 8:30 am
Breakfast Buffet (502 Fireside Restaurant)
8:30 am to 10:00 am
Demystifying Mindfulness: Practical Applications of Mindfulness Skills and
Practices for Providers and Clients: Jeannine Myrvik, MSW, LICSW
10:00 am to 10:15 am
Working Break
10:15 am to 11:45 am
Demystifying Mindfulness: Practical Applications of Mindfulness Skills and
Practices for Providers and Clients (continued): Jeannine Myrvik, MSW,
LICSW
11:45 am to 12:00 pm
Closing / Evaluation & Wrap Up:
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Location & Lodging Information
Chase On The Lake
502 Cleveland Blvd
Walker, MN 56484
Reservations: Call 1-888-242-7306
Resort Direct: (218) 547-7777
Fax: (218) 547-7776
Website: www.chaseonthelake.com
Located in central MN on Leech Lake, off Hwy 371
(Less than 4 hours from the Twin Cities)
Please see official website for more detailed directions.
Each Institute participant will be responsible for their own
lodging, taxes and fees. A deposit for reserving a room
may be required. Chase On The Lake has accommodated
the Institute by offering a discounted rate for the
allotment of rooms set aside.
Reservations must be made by Friday, June 3, 2015
for guaranteed rate.
Classic Hotel Room, $119/night
Lake View Hotel Room, $129/night
2 Bedroom Classic Condo, $189/night
2 Bedroom Lake View Condo, $209/night
+ Room Tax of 9.875%
Request MSSWA prices and cite the Summer Institute
when registering. To make a reservation call
1-888-242-7306.
Special Features
 Complimentary use of Chaser’s Bowling Alley during
Welcome Reception Monday night 6:00pm - 8:00 pm
 10% off On-Site Aveda Copper Door Spa Services for
all attendees
 Reduced golf rates for 18 holes at Tianne Country Club
 Complimentary Wireless Internet throughout resort
 Less than one block from charming downtown Walker,
with unique boutiques and dining options
 45 minutes from Itasca State Park, headwaters of the
Mississippi River
 Lakeside Beach Fire Pit Reserved for MSSWA
Thursday evening
 Registration bag for all attendees full of discounts,
freebies, and local attraction information
Location
Chase on the Lake is in an ideal setting on Walker Bay of Leech Lake and just steps from beautiful downtown Walker. Chase on the
Lake has been recognized by Minnesota’s Hospitality Journal as one of Minnesota’s top 5 new hotels. The Walker area provides
guests access to experiences unique to the area such as visiting the headwaters of the Mississippi River, a tour of a Winery, play a
round of golf, or jump on the trail system right out their front door and enjoy miles of wildlife that is unique to Northern Minnesota. If
being on the lake is more your style, head out on the world class fishery that is Leech Lake, whether fishing or just enjoying northern
Minnesota wildlife you are sure to enjoy your time on the lake. For those who want an up north retreat without the rustic cabin, Chase
on the Lake is your destination. BRING THE FAMILY AND MAKE A VACATION OUT OF IT!
Accommodations
Chase on the Lake offers everything from classic hotel rooms, 2 bedroom condo’s, to a
lakeside 7 bedroom, 5 bathroom cottage that offers an “Up North” getaway feel with the
comforts of home you would expect in a luxury resort hotel.
Relax at The 502
Relax At Copper Door Spa
Minnesota Lakeside dining at it’s best!
This casual high-energy eatery will
serve up Northwood’s specialties,
timeless American dishes and lighter
“spa Style” cuisine in a classic arts and
crafts setting. The 502 features
spectacular views of Leech lake along
with patio dining at the water’s edge,
serving 7 days a week all year long!
As an Aveda-Concept spa attendees
can relax and unwind with the many
services available at the Copper
Door Spa. Prior to your service take
advantage of the fully equipped
locker rooms with steam room. All
attendees will receive 10% off
Copper Door Spa services.
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Payment: Checks and Purchase orders must be made payable to MSSWA. MSSWA membership form is attached, submit with this
registration for those that are non-members. If your registration monies are not in receipt of the Registration Committee by June 14th,
you will be expected to pay in CASH for the conference upon arrival, and pay a late fee of $65.00 NO EXCEPTIONS!
An ATM machine will be available on site for your convenience.
Mail your registration and payment (payable to MSSWA) to:
Dan Porter/Tony Porter - 762 Meyer St N, Maplewood, MN 55119
1-612-803-2722 [email protected]
A confirmation e-mail will be sent when registration is received.-Please make a COPY of this registration for your own records.
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Registration Form & Payment (please print CLEARLY)
Name:___________________________________ E-mail:_____________________________________________
Address:____________________________________________ City:____________________________________
State:_______ Zip:_________ Phone:______________________ School District:__________________________
Please indicate any dietary concerns/special needs:___________________________________________________
WELCOME RECEPTION RSVP— Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 6:00pm to 8:00pm (free to registrants & their guests)
I Will Not Attend
Selection
Price
I Will Attend
I Will Bring #_____of guests
CONFERENCE FEES
$250
EARLY BIRD (By May 1st) Full Conference MSSWA Member
(Includes “Animal Related Guidance” Book & up to 16 CEU’s)
$315
EARLY BIRD (By May 1st) Full Conference Non-Member
(Includes MSSWA Membership, “Animal Related Guidance” Book & up to 16
CEU’s)
$275
Full Conference MSSWA Member
(Includes “Animal Related Guidance” Book & up to 16 CEU’s)
$340
Full Conference Non-Member
(Includes MSSWA Membership, “Animal Related Guidance” Book & up to16
CEU’s)
$175
Full Conference Student Rate (must attach copy of school ID to registration)
(Includes MSSWA Membership, “Animal Related Guidance” Book and up to 16
CEU’s)
$100
One Day Rate, Wednesday, MSSWA Member (Includes 6.0 CEU’s)
$125
One Day Rate, Wednesday, Non-Member (Includes 6.0 CEU’s)
$150
One Day Rate, Thursday, MSSWA Member
(Includes “Animal Related Guidance” Book and 6.75 CEU’s)
$175
One Day Rate, Thursday, Non-Member
(Includes “Animal Related Guidance” Book and 6.75 CEU’s)
$60
One Day Rate, Friday, MSSWA Member (Includes 3.25 CEU’s)
$75
One Day Rate, Friday, Non-Member (Includes 3.25 CEU’s)
$15 each Additional Meal Tickets for family members:______# Breakfast ______# Lunch
$65
$______
LATE FEE - Assessed after June 14th (No curriculum)
TOTAL AMOUNT ENCLOSED
**(Early bird pricing not accepted unless payment is included with registration)**
Registration Committee Use Only
District Check Amount
___________
District Purchase Order amount ___________
Attendees of Thursday
session will include free
curriculum book, titled:
“Animal Related
Guidance: Teaching
Social Skills Using Pets or
Puppets”, signed by
author Val Rae Boe,
Cancellation Policy:
Conference registration
fees minus a $65
administration fee per
registration will be
refunded if cancellation is
made in writing to
[email protected]
by June 14, 2015, but
registration can be
transferred to another
attendee at no cost. No
refunds issued after June
Participants may earn 3 undergraduate or graduate credits from
Mankato State University, Mankato. Please contact Molly Fox at
[email protected] for more information. Additional work outside the
Summer Institute will be required.
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