Metro Region Fall Conference

Thursday, October 3, 2019
Brooklyn Park Activity Center
5600 85th Avenue N
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443

MSSA’s Metro Region is hosting their Annual Fall Conference on October 3 with keynote Beth Jacobs, Truckers Against Trafficking. Session topics include child well-being, as well as general sessions that will apply to all health and human service providers. Up to 6 CEU credits available. 

Special thanks to Meals on Wheels for sponsoring and providing lunch.

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Registration Fees
Early Bird (through 10/2)
MSSA members: $65
Non-members: $125

Full-time student (with copy of valid student ID): $25

Onsite (after 10/2)
MSSA members: $75
Non-members: $135
Full-time student (with copy of valid student ID): $35

Exhibitor Pricing: $250 (includes 1 complimentary conference registration and non-draped table/chairs)


8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Registration/Visit Exhibits/Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.   Keynote Speaker
Beth Jacobs, Truckers Against Trafficking
Beth Jacobs is a sex trafficking survivor and a trainer for Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT), a nonprofit that exists to educate, equip, empower and mobilize members of the trucking and busing industries to combat human trafficking. At age 16, Jacobs was drugged, kidnapped, and forced into sex slavery for six years. She now travels the country training drivers on how to spot traffickers and their victims. Since its inception, TAT has trained over 680,153 members of the trucking industry.

10:45 a.m. - Noon  Topic: 2020 Census and Why it Matters to You
Andrew J. Virden, Director of Census Operations and Engagement, MN Dept. of Administration

10:45 a.m. - Noon Topic: We Are All Criminals
Emily Baxter, Executive Director, We Are All Criminals

Buffet Lunch - Compliments of Meals on Wheels

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.    Awards Ceremony and Membership Meeting

1:30 - 2:45 p.m.           Understanding FASD Makes a Difference: Strategies for Social Service Professionals Working with School Age Children
Shauna Feine, Senior Training Coordinator, Proof Alliance, formerly MOFAS

1:30 - 2:45 p.m.   Topic: Elder Justice and What's New at the Capitol
Marit Peterson, JD, Program Director, Minnesota Elder Justice Center

3:00 - 4:15 p.m.  Words and Pictures: Breaking down the Syndrome of Secrecy
Michelle Selinger, Child and Family Manager, Carver County Health and Human Services

3:00 - 4:15 p.m.  Topic: TBA
Becca Dahlberg