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2017 MASSW Conference Handouts
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*Bolded Session Numbers indicate that the handout is available for that session*


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Pre-Conference Event: Mindfulness...NOW! Presented by Judy Lipson  (Handout now available) 


Thursday Keynote: How to Get Your Message HEARD by Lansing Law Makers, Presented by Tim Skubick, Senior Legislative Correspondent  (sorry, no handouts available) 


Friday Keynote: Creating Cultures of Thinking: It's Not Just for Teachers! Presented by Jennifer Hollander, LMSW (handouts available, link corrected!)


Saturday Keynote: Human Trafficking for School & Health Professionals, Presented by Dr. Jeremy Norwood, JD  (handouts now available!)




SESSION A: 10:15 - 11:45 AM 


A-1 / B-1: Restorative Practices: Class is Now in Session


A-2: Bullyproofing Children Through Empowerment (now available!)


A-3 / B-3: Answering the Cry for Help: Suicide Prevention in Schools


A-4: Calm Classroom: Pre-K- 12 Students Develop Self-Awareness and Emotional Resilience through Mindfulness-Based Techniques


A-5 / B-5: Understanding and Supporting LGBTQ Students through a Social Work Framework


A-6: Implicit Bias in Educational Decision Making (link corrected)


A-7: Showcase of Evidenced Based Interventions for Students with Challenging Behaviors (now available)


A-8 / B-8: Sensitives: Understanding ADHD, Anxiety, and Autism Spectrum Through a New Lens



SESSION B: 12:45 - 2:15 PM 


B-2 / C-2: Pain and Symptom Management: Integrating Mindfulness and Technology


B-4 / C-4: Brain Gym ® Tools and MORE for You


B-6 / C-6: Conflict Management in Special Education


B-7: Walking in their Shoes: Powerful Insight into the Minds of English Language Learners and their Families



SESSION C: 2:30 - 4:00 PM


C-1: Identify a Student's Strengths and Weaknesses with the new SSIS Social-Emotional Learning Edition (2017) (now available!)


C-3: Increased Grant Funding for School Social Workers


C-5Breathing through ADHD


C-7: Becoming and Creating Allies for Social Justice


C-8: Living S.L.O.W. in a fast paced world





SESSION D: 10:15 - 11:45 AM


D-1 / E-1: Trauma Informed School Supports


D-2: Teacher to Teacher to Social Worker: Providing Support for Behavior Concerns


D-3 / E-3: Digital Native or Digitally Naïve? Explore Ethical Technology Use


D-4 / E-4: Making Groups W.O.R.K. (the formula to creating curriculum)


D-5: QUEEN Model of Conflict Resolution


D-6 / E-6: Peace Begins From Within: Mindfulness in "Relationship" to Social Emotional Learning, Trauma & Disruptive Behavior


D-7: Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents: Identification, Intervention, Treatment and Prevention


D-8 / E-8: When Things Went Wrong with the Water (and Everything Else): Ethics in Action in the Flint Water Crisis


Membership Meeting / Lunch: 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM


Lunch SessionMASSW Year-End Report


SESSION E: 12:45 - 2:15 PM


E-2 / F-2Digging Deeper into Cultures of Thinking for School Social Workers


E-5 / F-5Black Girl Blues: Addressing Intra-racial bullying and suspension alternatives


E-7: National Alliance on Mental Illness Mental Illness in Children: Together, We Can Help Reduce Their Risks


SESSION F:  2:30 - 4:00 PM


F-1Gratitude & Well Being (link corrected)


F-3: School Staff Perceptions of Refugee Students


F-4Making Data-Driven Decisions for Student Behavior


F-6: Calm Classroom: Pre-K- 12 Students Develop Self-Awareness and Emotional Resilience through Mindfulness-Based Techniques


F-7: Enhancing Student Success Through Check In – Check Out


F-8: Supporting Students with Intensive Behaviors in the General Education Setting (handouts now available)

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