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MSSA Metro Region Fall Conference

MSSA Metro Region Fall Conference
October 3rd St Paul Keynote: Jason Sole   Earn up to 6 CEU credits

MSSA Metro Region Fall Conference

Join us for the MSSA Metro Region Annual Fall Conference on October 3 with keynote Jason Sole, author of From Prison to PhD.
Includes a child welfare track and general sessions that will apply to all health and human service providers.
Up to 6 CEU credits available.

Continental Breakfast and Lunch Included in Registration Cost 

Online registration rates (by September 28th): Member $65 | Nonmember $125 | Student $25 
Day of/Onsite registration rates: Member $75  | Nonmember $135  | Student $35
Exhibit: $250 (includes Continental Breakfast +Lunch + table top exhibit space + conference registration)

Jason Sole has been a criminal justice educator for nine years (served as an assistant professor at two academic institutions) and is currently an adjunct professor at Hamline University. He is a national keynote speaker and trainer. He’s the past president of the Minneapolis NAACP in which he launched several public safety initiatives that led to harm reduction in Hennepin County. Sole was a 2013 Bush Fellow who focused on juvenile delinquency and recidivism throughout the state of Minnesota. He helped launch Mayor Coleman’s Community Ambassador’s Program, which led to a 63% reduction in juvenile crime in the first year. In 2014, he published his memoir, From Prison to Ph.D.: A Memoir of Hope, Resilience, and Second Chances. He is currently the Community First Public Safety Initiatives Director for the City of Saint Paul.

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8:30 - 9:00 AM Registration

9:00 - 10:30 AM -- Keynote: Jason Sole

10:30 - 10:45 AM -- Visit the Exhibits

10:45 - Noon -- Breakout Session #1
•   Elevated Autism Rates in Twin Cities' Kids
Anab A. Gulaid, Education Specialist 2 at University of Minnesota’s Institute on Community Integration, a federally-designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
•   Aging Out of Foster Care: A Youth Perspective
Panel of 3-4 youth sharing their journey with foster care. Organized with the support of Jessica Rogers and Drew Lemmie Connections to Independence (C2i)

Noon - 1:30 PM -- Buffet Lunch / Membership Meeting / Legislative Proposals
Compliments of Metro Meals on Wheels

1:30 - 2:45 PM -- Breakout Session #2

•   Quality Parenting Initiative - Minnesota: Improving Experiences for Families Within the Child Welfare System

Kirsten Anderson, Executive Director of Aspire MN; Darlene Bell, Foster Parent at Family Alternatives; Kate Rickord, MA, LP, Senior Director of Treatment and Foster Care at St. David’s Center
•   Sexually Exploited Youth
Dariann McCormick, MSW LICSW, Human Trafficking Child Protection Program Coordinator, Child Safety and Prevention Unit , Minnesota Department of Human Services and Sarah Ladd, Human Trafficking Child Protection Program Coordinator, Child Safety and Prevention Unit , Minnesota Department of Human Services

2:45 - 3:00 PM -- Visit the Exhibits

3:00 - 4:15 PM -- Breakout Session #3
What is the Census, Why Does It Matter, and How Can You Help?

Andrew Virden, Director of Census Operations and Engagement, Minnesota State Demographic Center
•   Hennepin County Child Protective Services: Reform and Child Well-Being
Jodi Wentland, Director of Hennepin County Human Services; Michelle Lefebvre, Area Manager, Hennepin County Child Protection

4:15 PM  Adjourn
10/3/2018 8:30 AM - 4:15 PM
MCIT 100 Empire Dr St Paul 55103

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