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50th Annual Midwest School Social Work Conference - Oct 12-13, 2017

50th Annual Midwest
School Social Work Conference

October 12-13, 2017

Cleveland, Ohio








An event not to be missed!

The Ohio School Social Work Association (OSSWA) and the Midwest School Social Work Council are excited to bring the 50th Annual Midwest School Social Work Conference: “From Punishment to Progress: Breaking barriers to academic and behavioral success” to Cleveland, Ohio!

The event will be held on October 12 and 13, 2017 at the beautiful Wyndham Cleveland at Playhouse Square. Professionals in the fields of School Social Work, Education, and Mental Health from Ohio and several other Midwest states are expected to attend.

Meet our speakers

Tedd Ginn Sr.

Tedd Ginn Sr.

Founder of Ginn Academcy

Nelson Lauver

Nelson Lauver


Kathleen Usaj, LISW-S, ACHT

Kathleen Usaj, LISW-S, ACHT

Holistic Psychotherapist

Sumi Mukherjee

Sumi Mukherjee

Author and Speaker

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Unmissable talks

Heart Centered Approach to Practice: Healing Ourselves – Healing Our Children

by Kathleen Usaj

Expanding PBIS Beyond Behavior

by Emily Jordan & Jill Jackson

Advocacy and School Social Work: The Time is Now

by Brenda Rinkes

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Thursday Only

  • Retiree Rate: $65
  • Up to 4 CEU's
  • Snacks

Friday Only

  • Retiree Rate: $65
  • Up to 6 CEU's
  • Awards Luncheon

Celebrations Only

  • Awards Luncheon: $35
  • Midwest Dinner: $40
  • No CEU's

The Location

Crowne Plaza (formerly Wyndham) Cleveland at Playhouse Square

in Cleveland, Ohio

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