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    • 08/17/2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • DOC Central Office - Afton Room - 1st Floor
    • 2
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    Ethical Issues and Boundaries in Practitioner-Client Relationships

    This 3-hour workshop will help participants become exposed and familiar with ethical theory and boundary issues pertaining to their profession. Participants will also be provided with an introduction to understanding and recognizing the origins, potential dangers and implications of behaving in a manner that crosses over the boundaries of ethical guidelines. All professionals have a violation potential, which is the product of the risks we take compounded by our unseen internal vulnerabilities. This course covers these issues to help develop a plan to minimize the potential for a boundary and ethical transgression, thereby protecting the professional, the client and the professions.


    Objectives

    • Be introduced to the concept of ethics, a beginning discussion of the moral underpinnings found within one's own ethical theory and principles, and the possible “source” of one's moral authority.
    • Review the relationship between professional ethics & law.
    • Explore their own awareness of professional ethics through vignettes of clinical dilemmas.
    • Be able to define and differentiate between boundary crossings and boundary violations.
    • Gain insight into professional risks and personal vulnerabilities in order to protect one's self, the client and the profession from possible boundary transgressions.
    • Learn the warning signs of potential and actual ethical and boundary issues for the purpose of early detection, processing and, where necessary, effective intervention.

    Presenter:   Mark Groves, M.S.Ed., LADC., Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development

    Date:      Friday, August 17, 2018   

    Time:       9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    Location:   DOC Central Office Afton Training Room, 1450 Energy Park Drive, St. Paul (West Entrance, First Floor)


    This training is being offered FREE for the
    first 30 MCA Members to register.

     

     If you are not currently an MCA member


    You must be a current, paid, MCA member to attend at no cost.

    • 08/17/2018
    • 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • DOC Central Office - Afton Room - 1st Floor
    • 64
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    Untouchable:  A documentary that ventures into one of the most difficult and emotional criminal justice issues of our time, the registration and restriction of sex offenders.  It is an eye-opening and powerful piece of work that compels us to look at both sides of a controversial fence. The film is a fascinating look into how laws are created with the best of intentions, but enforced in problematic and sometimes destructive ways.

    The film interweaves intimate portraits of men and women who have been branded sex offenders with the heartbreaking stories of those who have suffered sexual abuse. It is a film that pushes viewers toward an uncomfortable place, requiring them to walk in the shoes of those who have survived sexual abuse, but to still bear witness to the experiences of those we revile.

    “A brave film... that forces us to think hard about our preconceptions”—Melanie Votaw.

    Following the showing of the film there will be a panel and participant discussion. 

    Workshop Objectives

    • Explore the impact of sexual abuse and the laws associated with registrations and restriction of sex offenders
    • Discuss the implications of sex offender law and supervision in Minnesota on both public safety and the affected population

    Presenters: Mark Bliven, Risk Assessment/Community Notification, Minnesota Department of Corrections

    Mark Bliven is Director of Risk Assessment/Community Notification with the Minnesota Department of Corrections.  The primary focus of his unit at the DOC is development and coordination of information sharing regarding registered offenders moving from prison and other secure facilities back into and between Minnesota communities. In this role he has worked closely with the issues of residency restrictions and how they affect our ability to deliver effective and safe supervision of the affected population.

    Prior to working for the Department of Corrections he worked as Rules Coordinator and Pre-Service Education Coordinator with the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training.  Additionally he worked in the Wisconsin State Assembly as chief of staff to the Assembly Minority Leader.  A North Dakota/northern Minnesota native he attended Macalester College and William Mitchell College of Law (currently Mitchell Hamline) in St. Paul as well as the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey Institute for extended graduate studies.

    Date:      Friday, August 17, 2018
    Time:
         9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Location:   DOC Central Office - Afton Training Room, 1450 Energy Park Drive, St. Paul (West Entrance, First Floor)

    This training is being offered FREE for the
    first 50 MCA Members to register.

     If you are not currently an MCA member


    You must be a current, paid, MCA member*
    to attend this MCA member free workshop


    *New memberships will need to be activated after payment is received in order to register for this event. 
    Activation takes place in 1-2 days after payment is made.

    • 10/24/2018
    • 10/25/2018
    • DECC - Duluth, MN
    Register


    On-Line Registration Open

    MCA Annual Training Institute
    October 24-26, 2018
    "Past Reflections and Future Bridges"

    **Exhibitor's Resource Fair held on October 24-25**
    Exhibitor Registration includes conference attendance


    Early Registration Rate if paid by August 1st

    click here for Exhibit Space and
    Hospitality Event Information

    Come Celebrate MCA's 85th Anniversary
    in Duluth with a special event on
    Tuesday evening October 23rd 6:30-11 p.m.
    Inn on Lake Superior North Lights Ballroom
    MN Adult & Teen Challenge Choir, Appetizers,
    Awards Ceremony, Networking and more...

    Hotel Accommodations – Conference Attendee Registration and Exhibitor Registration does NOT include overnight accommodations.  To make hotel reservations you may contact the following hotels by 9/23/18 and ask for the MCA rate:

    Canal Park Lodge:  218-279-6000

    The Inn on Lake Superior:  218-726-1111 or 888-668-4352

    The Suites Hotel at Waterfront Plaza:  218-727-4663 or 800-794-1716 (ask for group name MN Corrections 2018)

    Pier B:  218-481-8888

    Holiday Inn & Suites:  218-722-1202

    Edgewater Hotel & Waterpark (hotel option for those bringing the family!)
           218-728-3601 or 800-777-7925

     

     

    • 10/24/2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 10/26/2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • DECC - Duluth, MN
    Register

    On-Line Registration Open

    It’s MCA’s 85th Anniversary!

    Celebrate with us at the
    2018 Annual Training Institute

    October 24 – 26, 2018
    October 23rd-6:30 p.m. Special 85th Anniversary
    Kick-Off Event/Awards Ceremony

    Duluth, MN

    "Past Reflections and Future Bridges"

    Click here for conference schedule

    Award Nominations
    Submit your nominations for the 2018 MCA Awards NOW!
    Click here for the Nomination Form. 
    Nomination submission deadline July 15, 2018.

    Awards will be presented at the MCA 85th Anniversary kick-off event, Tuesday evening, October 23rd ; Northern Lights Ballroom - Inn on Lake Superior  (more details below)

    Conference Fees
    $250 Early Rate for full 2-1/2 day conference: Must be paid by 9/1/18.  Rate increases to $350 if not paid by 9/1. (includes lunches and all evening events. 
    $350 Registrations being paid after 9/1/18
    $400 Registrations late registration rate after 9/30/18

    Conference fee does not include your lodging (see lodging information below-breakfasts included at most hotels).

    POST & CEU Credits
    POST and CEU Credits for various attendees will be offered.  Watch for more details.


    Membership

    • Membership is required for conference attendance. 
    • Membership must be current and active to register on-line. 
    • Click here to sign up for a membership.
    • If you register for the conference and your membership expires by October 31, 2018, MCA will send you a renewal invoice. Renewal  invoices must be paid by 9/30/18.

    Registration

    • YOU MUST HAVE A CURRENT MEMBERSHIP TO REGISTER ONLINE.
    • Agency paying for membership and registration:  If you do NOT have a current membership, and your agency is paying for your membership AND conference registration by check, your agency may submit a paper registration form with a check.  Click here for registration form. 
    • Attendee paying for membership only:  If membership is the responsibility of the attendee, membership must be paid before registration can be processed.  Attendee may also register for conference on-line after membership is paid.  Attendee will be sent conference invoice and must give to their agency for payment processing. Click here to sign up for a membership. If you are unsure what your membership status is, you can sign into the MCA website and click on your profile or email the MCA office at mca-mn@hotmail.com.
    • ALL INVOICES ARE IMMEDIATELY SENT TO ATTENDEE.  SEPARATE INVOICES WILL NOT BE SENT TO YOUR AGENCY FOR ANY PAYMENT PROCESSING.
    • MCA does not need a copy of your agency Purchase Order.  Attendee receives an invoice immediately upon registration.

    Fall Conference Sponsors
    Thanks to our Fall Conference Sponsors
    MINNCOR Industries - Conference Printing
    Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge - Registration Bags
    RS EDEN/RSI Laboratories - Lanyards

    GTL
    Thrivent Financial Services
    The Hills Youth and Family Services/Woodland Hills

    List will be updated as sponsorships are made.

    Tuesday Evening 85th Anniversary Kick-off Event & Awards Ceremony -Northern Lights Ballroom - Inn on Lake Superior 6:30-11:00 p.m.
    Join us as MCA kicks-off the 85th Anniversary celebration!!
    Music by the Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge Choir
    Appetizers & Networking

    MCA Awards Ceremony for:
    Corrections Person of the Year
    Professional Achievement-Field Services
    Professional Achievement Award-Correctional Facilities President's Award
    Technology Award

    Click here for the Awards Nomination Form - Deadline July 15th

    Wednesday Evening Hospitality Event - Clyde Iron Works 
    6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

    GTL - Thank you Sponsoring Shuttle Service for this event!

    Hospitality Event Sponsor list will be updated as registrations occur.

    Exhibitors - contact Sherry Bohn or Jason Mereness regarding this event.

    Thursday Evening Sponsor List - Grandma's Sports Garden  6:00 p.m. - Midnight
    Dinner buffet, music by Good for Gary, games, Touch Tunes, more food and Networking!!

    Thank you to our Sponsors!
     

    List will be updated as sponsor registrations occur


    Sponsor Opportunities - Click here for sponsor opportunity information. Special MCA 85th Anniversary sponsor opportunity available.

    CANCELLATION POLICY:
    Cancellations must be received in writing to the MCA office via e-mail:  mca-mn@hotmail.com. 
    The following refund schedule will apply: 
    100% refund before 09/01/18
    50% refund 09/02/18 to 10/01/18
    No refund 10/02/18 or after
    If a registrant is unable to attend you may send someone in their place in lieu of cancellation, just e-mail the MCA office.

    Refunds for payments made by credit card will have the transaction fee deducted from the refund.

    Hotel Accommodations Conference Attendee Registration and Exhibitor Registration does NOT include overnight accommodations.  To make hotel reservations, contact the following hotels by 9/23/18 and ask for the MCA rate:  

    Canal Park Lodge:  218-279-6000
    The Inn on Lake Superior:
      218-726-1111 or 888-668-4352
    The Suites Hotel at Waterfront Plaza:  218-727-4663 or 800-794-1716 (ask for group name MN Corrections 2018)
    Pier B:  218-481-8888
    Holiday Inn & Suites:  218-722-1202
    Edgewater Hotel & Waterpark (hotel option for those bringing the family!) 218-728-3601 or 800-777-7925

     

     See you in Duluth!

MCA Office 

PO Box 261

Wyoming, MN 55092

Phone: 651.462.8320

Email: mca-mn@hotmail.com 

Fax: 651.717.6137






MCA Office 

PO Box 261

Wyoming, MN 55092

Phone: 651.462.8320

Email: mn-ca 

Fax: 651.717.6137



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