MSSA Region 4 Fall Conference

Thursday, September 15, 2022
8:00 AM - 3:45 PM

Participant information

CEUs: Attendees can earn up to 6 CEUs (including 2 Ethics CEUs)
Pricing: $25 for members | $35 for nonmembers | FREE for student members
Registration deadline: Thursday, September 13, 11:59 PM
Other details:
  • All sessions will be recorded and made available to registrants after the conference.
  • Registrants will receive a link to join the Zoom webinar on September 14, one day prior to the event.

Click the blue button below to register as a participant or sponsor

Sponsor information

Sponsoring MSSA's Region 4 Fall Conference is a unique opportunity for your organization to connect with health and human service professionals, including social workers, child and adult protection workers, mental health professionals, case managers, county and MN DHS staff, and others.


8:00 am

8:15 - 9:15 am Session TBA
Speaker TBA
  Session details to come!
9:15 - 9:30 am

9:30 - 10:30 am Self-Care: Good for You and Your Work
Haylie Rawlings

Learn tangible skills for your self-care practice and participate in a yoga demonstration.

10:30 - 10:45 am

10:45 - 11:45 am Smart Living: Using Smart Home Technology for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
Kevin Anderson

  Learn about how smart home technology can support individuals with intellectual disabilities. With the use of smart home technology, individuals with intellectual disabilities can live full and productive lives. Smart home technology includes devices that allow for voice control of daily functions such as monitoring a daily schedule, opening blinds or doors, and communicating with caregivers.

11:45 am - 12:30 pm Break for Lunch

12:30 - 1:30 pm How Horses Heal
Lori and Victor Ricigliano

Learn about how horses can help people with everything from reducing stress and anxiety to relieving severe emotional trauma.

1:30 - 1:45 pm

1:45 - 3:45 pm Social Work Ethics: Cultural Competence
Tracy Neusser

Refresh your understanding of cultural competence, and explore a working framework for developing cultural competency skills. 

Speaker Information

Haylie Rawlings is a 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher.
Kevin Anderson, PhD, ORT, ATP teaches in an occupational therapy (OT) doctoral program while also maintaining a private practice. Dr. Anderson has worked in public schools, hospitals, and community-based settings.
Victor Ricigliano is a retired police officer and certified life coach. Lori Ricigliano is a professional horse trainer. Victor and Lori own and operate Ricigliano Farms, located in the Northern Red River Valley of Minnesota.
Tracy Neusser, MSW, is an Associate Professor of Social Work at Minnesota State University Moorhead. Tracy is also the Co-chair of MSSA's Region 4 Chapter.