May 6, 2016
Office of Specialized Services Mission Statement:
St. Paul Public Schools Special Education Department is committed to reducing the disparity of our most marginalized students, primarily African American males, by bringing the inequity to the forefront.
- MSW intern selection forms are due on Monday. You need to fax a copy to each school that you interviewed a student from. I do not need a copy.
- If you are interested in showing Paper Tigers opening week please email me ASAP so that I can reserve a copy for you.
- Due to popular demand I will no longer be able to lend out the Paper Tigers movie to individuals to view alone (non social worker, non admin). I will make accommodations for individual social workers to borrow it to view on their own time if needed or if an administrator would like to view it prior to showing it to staff. I had many teachers contacting me on their own to view it because they were not able to attend the viewing at their building.
- On Wednesday ,May 18th 8-8:45 there will be a meeting for social workers and counselors who have PreK and/or the new Kindergarten Model Pilot sites in their buildings. There will be more detailed information to come.
- Our social work department meeting will not be on May 18th in order to accommodate for the meeting mentioned above. I will let you know if I am able to secure a location for our May meeting along with the date and time.
Professional Development Opportunites
- "Going the Distance, Not Far Enough: The essential role of culture in Mental Health Interventions" Conference Key Note Speaker-. Friday, June 17, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, The Neighborhood House at Wellstone
Honoring Non-normativity: Attending to Dominating Discourses in Therapeutic Practice - See more at: http://www.washburntraininginstitute.org/visitor_catalog_class/show/41814#sthash.RQLWirRA.dpuf
- Break the Cycle is the leading national nonprofit organization providing comprehensive dating abuse programs exclusively to young people ages 12 to 24. From the classroom to the courtroom to the floor of Congress, we work every day to give young people, and those who care about them, the tools they need to live safer, healthier lives.