Unbarred: Strengthening Families Affected by Parental Incarceration
“Bars cannot separate a child from their mother’s love.”
-Sister Elaine Roulet, Founder of Bedford Hills Correctional Facility Nursery Program
November 14, 2013
McNamara Alumni Center and broadcast live to host sites in Greater Minnesota
Metro Ticket: $60 for full day (9:00 am – 4:30 pm, breakfast and box lunch) and $50 for morning only
Greater Minnesota: $25 (9:30 am – 12:30 pm)
Keeping with the tradition of past Lessons from the Field, we will be bringing recent research of the outcomes of children of incarcerated parents to practitioners.
The morning will include:
- Dr. Rebecca Shlafer, UMN Department of Pediatrics – Research perspectives
- Warden Eddie Miles, Lino Lakes Prison – Prison Culture
- Erica Gerrity, Isis Rising - Prison Doula Program
- Lori Lefrano, DOC – Transitioning to life after incarceration
The speakers will be followed up with lunch and a showing of the movie Mothers of Bedford, a documentary film about Bedford Hills, a maximum security prison, and the lives of incarcerated women and their families. Following the film, breakout sessions will complete the day.
Click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxrwviqwyRo for the trailer for the movie.
- Q & A with Mothers of Bedford director Jen McShane and featured mother, Mona
- Discussion: How to promote positive relationships between parents and children in the context of visitation policies – Facilitated by Lee Buckley
- Literacy in early childhood: Promoting reading and relationships in the context of incarceration (featuring Sesame Street materials and Read to Me Program) – Daniel Marcou, Hennepin County LIbrary Corrections Librarian and Rebecca Shlafer, UMN Department of Pediatrics
- Working within the System, Parenting Education Programs- presenter Ebony Ruhland, Council on Crime and Justice
This seminar content is applicable for professionals who work with children, youth, and families who have been impacted by incarceration. The target audience includes: child protection workers, educators (public and private), foster parents, juvenile justice workers, legal advocates, law enforcement, corrections staff, pediatric nurses, policy makers, psychologists, public health workers, and social workers.
- Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health, U of MN
- PHDR (Program for Health Disparities Research)
- Strengthening Families Affected by Incarceration Collaborative
- Child Psychology Student Organization
- PACT for Families (Hutchinson, Olivia, Willmar)
- Northland Foundation
- Grant County Children and Youth Council
- Northeast Service Cooperative
- Clay County Early Childhood Initiative
- Region 3 Low Incidence Project
MSPA invites you to the 2013 MSPA Fall Workshop entitled
“Advanced Workshop on Ethical Decision Making for School Psychologists”
When: Friday, November 22nd from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Where: Minneapolis Marriott West
9960 Wayzata Boulevard, Minneapolis, MN 55426
* this is the same hotel that will be hosting the 2014 MSPA Midwinter Conference in January
Presenting: Winthrop University Professor and NASP Professional Practices and Ethics Committee Chair Dr. Leigh Armistead
NASP-approved CEUs will be provided. This session fulfills the ethical practice and legal regulation of school psychology for NCSP renewal.
Coffee, water and a small snack will be provided.
To register online click here: Register online
For paper and check registration click here: Paper Registration
|Full MSPA Member||$45|
|MSPA Member: Student/Retiree||$25|
Below is a brief description of the workshop and a bio of the presenter. We hope to see you there! Please contact MSPA Past President and NASP Delegate Dan Hyson at email@example.com or 507-474-7196 with any questions.
Description of Presentation:
Participants in this four-hour advanced workshop will review the 2010 NASP Principles for Professional Ethics with an emphasis on contemporary issues of confidentiality and privileged communication. After a brief review of an ethical decision-making model, participants will practice the model in small-group interactive sessions. Using authentic situations faced by school psychologists, the workshop will provide clear examples of practices that comply with standards for professional conduct. Practice cases will address challenging ethical and legal situations often faced by those working in school psychology. Instructional strategies will include lecture and small- group discussion. Participants will also learn about necessary resources, and make specific plans, for implementing the problem-solving model in daily practice. This workshop is appropriate for practitioners working with students in all grade levels.
Dr. Leigh Armistead, EdD, NCSP
Professor, Winthrop University School Psychology Program
Leigh Armistead is a school psychologist who earned his Specialist in School Psychology degree at Winthrop University and his doctorate at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He practiced in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District in North Carolina for 14 years before joining the faculty of Winthrop University’s School Psychology Program in 2004. Dr. Armistead’s professional interests include school psychologists’ career development, ethical and professional practices, positive behavior support programs and the use of technology in school psychology.
For several years, Dr. Armistead served as the Southeast Region representative on the NASP Ethical and Professional Practices Committee and chaired the NASP Professional Growth Committee. He is currently the Chair of the NASP Ethical and Professional Practices Committee. Dr. Armistead served as a member of the writing group for the 2010 revision of NASP’s professional standards. He is an author, along with coauthors Susan Jacob and Barbara Williams, of Professional Ethics for School Psychologists: A Problem-Solving Model Casebook.
Save the date for the 2014 Midwinter Conference
When: Thursday, January 30th – Friday, January 31st
Where: Minneapolis Marriott West in St. Louis Park, MN
|Rate Type||Thursday Only||Friday Only||Thursday & Friday|
*MSPA has kept conference fees consistent over the past four years due to the economy, however, due to the increase in conference food costs, we need to slightly increase the overall conference fees this year and hope this does not deter from attendance.
* Wireless internet access (WiFi) will be available at no charge throughout the hotel, including in the conference rooms.
• Check-in: Wed Jan 29, 2014
• Check-out: Fri Jan 31, 2014
• Special rate available until: Wed Jan 08, 2014
Minneapolis Marriott West
King or double deluxe guest room $109.00 per night
Book king or double deluxe guest room at Minneapolis Marriott West for $109.00 per night
More information regarding speakers and conference to follow.
The Southwest School Psychologists had their spring meeting this past Friday at the home of MSPA 2012-2013 Ysseldyke Distinguished Best Practices Award recipient, Ginny Nimmo. The meeting included a grill out, the retirement of Carl Forderer the regional coordinator of Southwest MN, planning for who will take over Carl’s position within SWSPA, and planning for next year’s continuing education and meetings. Though they didn’t get a group photo, we do have a photo of some of the school psychologists from the River Bend Education District in New Ulm and Carl which is shown below.
Minnesota Psychological Association presents:
Diverse Perspectives on Everyday Ethics: APA, MPA, and the Minnesota Board of Psychology
When: June 7, 2013
Where: Metropolitan State University, St. Paul Campus, 700 E. Seventh St., St. Paul, MN 55106
About the Program: Psychologists in every area of practice inevitably encounter ethical challenges in their work. Requests for letters to the court, “Facebook friendships,” or records for a couple with the permission of only one party are examples. Beyond these common dilemmas, we are all vulnerable to mistakes spawned by a lack of knowledge of evolving ethical standards, and to personal problems and circumstances that may interfere with normally sound judgment. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss case vignettes and to hear diverse perspectives from members of the APA Ethics Committee and Ethics Office, the MPA Ethics Committee, and the Board of Psychology. Panelists will emphasize how ethics codes and law can be used as resources to aid in sound decision-making.
For more information and to register, go to: http://www.mnpsych.org/event-registration?regevent_action=register&event_id=13
For paper registration: MPA_June2013
Minnesota Psychological Association presents:
Addressing Bullying and Related Problems in Children and Adolescents
When: May 17th, 2013
Where: Metropolitan State University, Midway Campus in St. Paul, MN
About the Program:
This presentation aims to help participants understand the complex factors that often contribute to bullying and the problems that are commonly experienced by children and adolescents who are involved in bullying as aggressors, victims, or both. Participants will learn about school, group, and individual approaches to preventing and treating bullying and victimization, with emphasis on working with individual children and adolescents involved in bullying.
1. Gain understanding about the complex factors that can contribute to bullying problems.
2. Understand problems commonly experienced by children and adolescents who are involved in bullying as aggressors, victims, or both.
3. Become familiar with the characteristics of school-based programs that are successful in reducing bullying.
4. Learn evidence-based approaches to psychological assessment and intervention when working with children and adolescents in bullying.
Click here for more information and to register! http://www.mnpsych.org/event-registration?regevent_action=register&event_id=12
To register via paper/mail: MPA_May2013
Come ensure that your voice is heard as Minnesota legislators discuss implementing the recommendations of the Governor’s Prevention of Bullying Task Force!
Thursday, 2/28, 5:00 PM
House Education Policy Committee Meeting, Basement of State Office Building, next to Capitol in St. Paul
Click here for a map and directions
Click here for more information about HF826, the bill that is being discussed.
We hope to see you there!
The Minnesota Department of Education in conjunction with the Institute on Community Integration will host a free public screening of the nationally acclaimed documentary Who Cares about Kelsey? at the University of Minnesota Continuing Education and Conference Center on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. Dan Habib will attend the film screening with co-presenter and film subject, Kelsey Carroll. Sponsorship has also been provided from the Minnesota School Social Workers Association and the Minnesota School Psychologists Association. This screening will be followed by a short Q&A with Dan Habib and Kelsey Carroll. Habib is the Emmy-nominated director/producer of Including Samuel, which was broadcast nationally on public television. Who Cares About Kelsey? has been featured in Education Week and has been screened at film festivals, national conferences and school districts around the country.
Kelsey Carroll has one goal – to graduate from high school – and plenty of reasons why she shouldn’t. She attends a school with one of the highest dropout rates in New Hampshire and has dealt with homelessness, sexual abuse, and ADHD. As a freshman, she didn’t earn a single academic credit, but she did get suspended for dealing drugs. Who Cares About Kelsey? is the story of Kelsey’s transformation from a defiant and disruptive “problem student” to a motivated and self-confident young woman. Along the way, critical figures in her personal and educational life shape her coming of age and play important roles in an education revolution that’s about empowering – not overpowering – youth with emotional and behavioral challenges.
During Kelsey’s sophomore year, a new school leadership team implemented Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), a youth-directed planning process called RENEW and other reforms to improve the school’s culture and reduce the dropout rate. This schoolwide overhaul gave Kelsey a chance at a different outcome.
Who Cares About Kelsey? will make viewers reconsider the “problem kids” in their own high schools and spark new conversations about an education revolution that’s about empowering–not overpowering–our most emotionally and behaviorally challenged youth.
For registration information please click on the blue link to the Institute on Community Integration, University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.
To learn more about the movie, go to http://www.whocaresaboutkelsey.com/
MN School Psychologist Association
MN School Social Workers’ Association
The 10th Annual Day at the Hill
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
161 St Anthony Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55103
MSPA is joining forces with MSSWA for the 3rd consecutive year for the annual Day at the Hill. School social workers and school psychologists come together to educate state lawmakers about how SSWs and School Psychologists work collaboratively to address student barriers to academic success in cost effective ways. CEU’s are provided.
Highlights of the Day
8:00 – 8:30 Registration and coffee
8:30 – 9:00 Welcome and Overview of the Day
9:00 – 10:00 Keynote Panel: Members of the Governor’s Task Force on Bullying Prevention will speak on framework and recommendations as well as next steps. Panelists: Lyn Mitchell from AMAZE, Phillip Duran of Outfront MN, and Dr. Tom Scott from the U of MN Ped/Adol. Residency Program
10:00 – 10:30 Talking Points for your meetings with your Legislators
10:30 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 11:30 Micro Level Multi-Disciplinary Approach to addressing Bullying Prevention
11:30 – 12:00 Rep. Jim Davnie will provide helpful tips on how to talk with legislators and an update on current legislation.
12:00 – 12:30 Lunch
12:30 – 3:00 Capitol Hill group visits with Legislators
Contact Anne McInerney at 612-250-6862 with questions or for additional information
Please submit the following registration:
Minnesota School Psychologist Association
Home Address: ________________________________________
State: ___________ Zip: ________________________________
Day Phone: ___________________________________________
Would you like to request a Vegetarian meal? (Circle one) yes no
***Indicate that you are a member of MSPA and your registration fee will be paid***
Send registration form to:
Anne McInerney, MSSWA
1881 Twin Circle Drive
Mendota Heights, MN 55118
Thank you very much
Effective Behavior Management & Discipline in Schools
Improve Behavior, Prevent Discipline Problems & Effectively Engage K-12 Students
By Doug Anderson, Ph.D., LP
Two date and location options:
February 21, 2013
8201 Norman Center Dr. (Bethel University), Bloomington, MN 55437
March 1, 2013
1200 Red Fox Road (Bethel University), Arden Hills, MN 55112
* Learn the basics of PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports) and strategies for preventing behavior problems with K-12 students.
* Apply research-based strategies immediately to school-wide, classroom level & individual behavior problems and bullying
* Increase your success and effectively engage students and families in discipline using Solution-Focused Discipline.
* Prevent student escalation, enhance relationships with students, and increase student engagement using easy to implement, research proven strategies
++This training meets MN continuing education licensure requirements for Positive Behavioral Intervention Strategies (PBIS)
ALL SCHOOL STAFF
(teachers, administrators, special education, paraprofessionals, mental health staff & support staff).
Additionally, PARENTS AND OTHERS WORKING WITH CHILDREN AND YOUTH will benefit from this training.
$99 ISES Contracted School Employees
$159 Early Registration (by 2/8/13)
$149 Groups of 3 or more registering together
7:45 Registration begins with continental breakfast & coffee provided
8:15 Training Begins
10:15 Morning Break (coffee & soda provided)
11:45 – 1:00 Lunch (on your own)
2:30 Afternoon Break (coffee, soda & cookies and/or brownies provided)
3:45 Evaluations, Adjournment & Continuing Education Certificate
DOUG ANDERSON, Ph.D., LP
Dr. Anderson is a dynamic local, national and international speaker, consultant and practicing school psychologist. Doug provides training and consultation to schools and treatment centers in PBIS, Behavior Management, Solution-Focused Discipline & Solution-Focused Schools. He has over 15 years of experience in schools and special education. Doug’s trainings are practical, insightful and highly reviewed by participants.
Solutions and Strengths, LLC
Click on the blue link below to access a CNN article by Cathy Paine, school psychologist in Springfield, Oregon and chairwoman of the NASP National Emergency Assistance Team (NEAT) regarding making schools safer.
We wanted to make everyone aware that our site will be undergoing some updates in the near future. We don’t expect this to affect the functionality of the site but wanted to you to be aware and please be patient with us during this transition time.
The things we’re working on adding include:
* Photo Gallery page: can now be found in the main menu bar between NASP Resources and Contact Us
* NASP Tragedy Resources are still on our site though they are no longer on our front page. You can find these resources under NASP Resources then scroll down to “NASP Tragedy Resources”
* 2013 Award Recipients are featured on the front page of our site and also have their own page (2013 Awards).
* If you need any handouts from the 2013 Midwinter Conference they can be found by clicking on the middle graphic on our home page or by going to News/Events then Continuing Education then 2013 Midwinter Conference. We’re still working on getting the last few PowerPoints from presenters but most of them are already posted.
* We will also be working on implementing individual log-ins for each MSPA member instead of the universal log-in that we currently have. This will be quite a process on our end and we’ll try to do this as seamlessly as possible!
* There are more things we plan on implementing soon but can’t give it all away yet!! We’ll keep you posted and thank you for your patience! *
Save the Date….Tuesday, February 26th
The Minnesota School Psychologists Association
The Minnesota School Social Workers Association
2013 Joint Day on the Hill
Featuring Morning Speakers at Education Minnesota (near the Capitol in St. Paul)
- Members from the Governor’s Task Force on Bullying Prevention will talk about the framework and recommendations submitted to the Governor, next steps regarding legislation and the role of the Safe Schools Coalition. Speakers are Julie Hartog from Pacer National Bullying Prevention Center; Thomas Scott, MD, Development/Behavioral Pediatrician; and Nicki Mabry, Outfront MN
- Representative Jim Davnie, MSSWA Legislator of the Year and past MSPA Legislative Award recipient, will be honored and will provide helpful advice in how to talk with your legislators, as well as an update on legislation
Join us in this collaborative, informative, and productive Day on the Hill.
More information to follow
MSPA Legislative Committee Members Sally Baas, Dan Hyson, & Marilyn Leifgren
The Minnesota Psychological Association hosting First Friday Forums
Topic: Using Motivational Interviewing to Support Behavioral Change in Clients.
Presenter: Mark Groves, M.S.Ed., LADC
Date: Friday, January 4th
Time: Registration from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and the presentation is from 9:00 a.m. to
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Where: Metropolitan State University, St. Paul Campus at 700 E. Seventh St., St. Paul, MN 55106
Click on the below links to see the training brochure and schedule for upcoming training opportunities:
The Washington State Association of School Psychologists and KIDS, Inc. are co-sponsoring this unique online webinar lecture series that will be presented live one Saturday a month beginning in January, 2013 and ending in May, 2013.
* Participants may earn up to 30 continuing education credits by completing the entire lecture series.
* Participants may sign up for individual sessions at a higher cost.
* Participants must pass a 10-item review quiz online for each of the webinar lectures.
* Morning sessions will be from 9:00 am until noon Central Standard Time. Afternoon sessions will be from 1:00 to 4:00 pm Central Standard Time.
* Participants will be able to access the lecture notes and recorded webinars through December, 2013.
* This is a low-cost introductory series to the emerging specialization of school neuropsychology and does not replace the 10-month Competency-Based School Neuropsychology Post-Graduate Certification Program.
Presenters include: Drs. Daniel C. Miller, Steven Feifer, Dawn Flanagan, David Schwartz, George McCloskey, Ann Leonard-Zabel, and James B. Hale; and Jim Hanson and Karen Apgar.
Webinar Series Cost:
$300.00 – Non-WSASP Members;
$200.00 – WSASP Members;
$100.00 – School Psychology Graduate Students
All lectures will be online webinars accessible by a personal computer with a broadband Internet connection. Morning sessions are from 9:00 am until noon (Central Standard Time). All afternoon sessions are from 1:00 – 4:00 pm (Central Standard Time).
More than one person at a time can watch the live broadcast of the webinars, but each person who registers will be assigned a username and password that he/she will have to use to log into the website to take the online review quizzes and to receive their Certificate of Completion for each session. Those participants that complete all of the Lecture Series Sessions will receive a special certificate of completion at the end of the program.
For more information visit: http://www.schoolneuropsych.com/modules/lecture_series.php
Cultivating Respect Conference 2013 Informational Brochure
2ND ANNUAL CULTIVATING RESPECT
CREATING SAFE SCHOOLS FOR ALL STUDENTS
A day-long conference for 250 teachers, social workers, psychologists, school nurses, school board members, administrators, superintendents, counselors parents of GLBTQ individuals, students middle through college, GLBTQ youth, allies and GSA Leaders. Registration is now open for the January 18, 2013 conference!
Dr. David M. Hall, a teacher by training and profession, is a nationally recognized educator, distinguished corporate trainer, author and professor. His teaching awards range from his high school students naming him Most Creative Teacher to GLSEN honoring him with their Educator of the Year Runner-Up Award.
As the founding co-chair of Out & Equal Philadelphia, and co-creator of the Transgender Workplace Inclusion Scale, he has worked on transforming workplace culture for a 21st century economy. Dr. Hall is the author of Allies at Work: Creating a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender-inclusive work environment as well as the editor of Taking Sides:Family and Personal Relationships a college text.
For iPhones and Droid users, Dr. Hall has created apps such as BullyShield and Allies at Work.
Learn strategies to build support of administrative leadership
Hear from both parents and students why creating safe schools is critical
Obtain valuable information to create lesson plans and materials
Network with other education professionals
Receive CEU certificates
Join Pearson’s Testing Teams for Language, Achievement and Intelligence Tests
Greetings from Pearson Field Testing:
We’d like for you to join the testing team for one or more of our current projects. To do so, you must first create an account in our new Pearson Partner Portal, which is our exciting new way of communicating with examiners and allowing them to manage their candidate lists, monitor payments, and receive and accept both project invitations and testing assignments. For more information about becoming a Field Test Examiner, please access the Portal at https://fieldresearch.pearson.
Pearson is in the final development stage for premiere language and achievement tests, and is looking for professionals who can assist in identifying and testing qualified candidates. Pearson, the largest developer of assessments, is currently taking applications from psychologists, speech language pathologists, and educational diagnosticians to help with the testing of the Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals–Fifth Edition (CELF-5) and the Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement–Third Edition (KTEA-3). Moreover, the company will soon have a major testing phase for the Wechsler Intelligence Test for Children-Fifth Edition(WISC-5).
To become involved with any of these projects, professionals must first apply to become a Field Examiner, using an online application form on the new Portal web site. If you have already registered with the Pearson Partner Portal and have a userid and password, you do not need to register again. Within a few days of the application, prospective examiners should hear from Pearson that their Pearson Partner Portals have been activated and they can begin create a candidate master list, later to receive invitations to specific projects.
Field Examiners are responsible for identifying qualified individuals for the assessments, and then administering the research edition of the product as directed by a Pearson Field Research Coordinator. Pearson provides compensation to both the examinee and the examiner. Examiner payment is contingent upon the administration being useable. Submitting information on potential examinees is easy…you keep a list of potential examinees in your Portal account, then submit specific candidates to projects.
The target audience for the CELF-5 is typically developing individuals between the ages of 6.0 and 21.11. Special populations for the study are in the same age band, and include individuals diagnosed with or receiving services for expressive and/or receptive language disorders, hearing impairment, intellectual disability and specific learning disabilities.
The target audience for the KTEA-3 is typically developing individuals in grades PK-12 or ages 4.0-25.11. Special populations for the project include individuals diagnosed with or receiving services for academic giftedness, learning disorder for math or reading/writing, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, expressive language disorder and intellectual disability.
To view general information on these projects, to see questions and answers about becoming a Field Examiner, or to apply to become a Field Examiner, please go to our new Portal at https://fieldresearch.pearson.
General Information on the Portal:
For a quick tutorial on the Portal, please access: https://www.surveymk.com/s/
If you have applied to become an examiner, and are interested in a specific project, please reply to this message using the name of the project in the subject line. We’d be happy to answer any questions you might have.
Please feel free to share this with colleagues around the country, as our projects are national in scope. This may be posted on listservs as well.
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