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    • 12/03/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • MCF-Red Wing
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    Free Members Workshop 
    for
    MCA and MACPO Members

    Building Rapport While Maintaining Boundaries
    with Justice Involved Youth

    December 3, 2019
    MCF-Red Wing
    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Please join us on December 3rd for this workshop!

    Presenters:  Melissa McCann, Benjamin Wojcik, and Kari Boser

    Registration now open!

    This training will focus on successful rapport building with difficult justice involved clients in all settings including chemical dependency treatment, residential settings, prisons, and community based supervision. It will focus on factors such as trauma, cultural differences, familial relationships, and past involvement with authority figures; particularly exploring how these factors can lead to difficulty in building healthy working relationships with our clients both in the community and in residential settings. We will look at the components of healthy rapport building through examples and case study. We will discuss strategies that you can use to build rapport and case study exploration to examine the issues that can arise when working with difficult clients.

    BBHT CEU’s pending

    Presenter Bios:

    Melissa McCann is a Corrections Security Caseworker Career at the MN Department of Corrections. She has worked for the Department of Corrections since 2004. She graduated from Hamline University in 2003 with BA degree in Criminal Justice, Sociology, and Psychology. She returned to college to  attend Metropolitan State University for alcohol and drug counseling and been a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor through the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy since 2008. Melissa was the MN Juvenile Detention Association-MCF-Red Wing Juvenile Detention Worker of the Year in 2006. She is a member of the Minnesota Corrections Association and serves on the board of directors as the chair of the Student Services Committee. Her passion and involvement in corrections has been with the juvenile population, substance abuse and working with chemically dependent youth, training, and staff wellness. This has led her to be involved in many projects; including chemical dependency curriculum development, training, American Corrections Association audits, recruitment coordinator, and working with juveniles for over 15 years.   Melissa and her husband both work at the MN Correctional Facility -Red Wing and reside in the Red Wing area.

    Benjamin Wojcik works for the Minnesota Department of Corrections. He is a chemical dependency counselor that works with juvenile residents. Ben has worked for the department since 2015, he started as a student worker in the Victim Assistance & Restorative Justice Unit. Ben graduated from Metropolitan State University for alcohol and drug counseling and has been licensed through the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy since 2017. After becoming licensed he started working at the adult facility in Faribault in the Chemical Dependency Program where he found a real passion for therapy. Ben then transferred to the Red Wing location to work with the juvenile population. This has led to Ben being involved in many opportunities; including chemical dependency curriculum development, becoming involved in integrated conflict management, becoming a part of The Minnesota Corrections Association and training in a variety of capacities.

    Kari Boser is a Corrections Security Caseworker at the MN Department of Corrections. She has been with the DOC since 2013, and has also worked in the capacity of Corrections Officer, and Clinical Program Therapist-Chemical Dependency. Kari has been working in the juvenile justice and chemical dependency fields in a variety of capacities since 2004. Kari graduated from Winona State University with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and minor in Psychology.  She later attended Century College and obtained a certificate in Chemical Dependency, and became a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor through the MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy in 2014. Kari is a member of the MN Corrections Association, where she co-chairs the Juvenile Justice Committee, and serves as a member of the Program Committee. Kari is also involved in with recruitment and mentoring of new staff in the DOC and serves on her facility’s Public Relations and Workforce Development Committees.

    This event will be free for the first 30 MCA and MACPO Members to register.

    MACPO Members will be sent a registration code. 


    Not a member?  Click here to join today!
    Your membership must be paid to sign up for this training.

    • 04/23/2020
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Maplewood YMCA

     

    Annual Juvenile Justice Conference
    April 23, 2020
    8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Maplewood YMCA
    2100 White Bear Avenue
    Maplewood, MN

    Call for Presenter Proposals
    Click here for Proposal Form

    Proposal submission deadline is November 29, 2019. 

    You will be notified by December 20, 2019 if your presentation is selected.

    Remit proposal by e-mail with “presenter proposal” in subject line to Jane Schmid at jane.schmid@co.brown.mn.us


    Exhibitor and Sponsor Opportunities
    will be available

    Watch for announcements regarding this event!

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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