Minnesota Family Support and Recovery Council
39th Annual Training Conference

Monday, September 24 – Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Best Western Kelly Inn, St. Cloud | 100 4th Avenue South

Conference Schedule:

Sunday, September 23, 2012

5:00–7:00 p.m.


6:00–8:00 p.m.

Child Support and Collections Through the Years

8:00-11:00 p.m.


Monday, September 24, 2012 

7:00-8:30 a.m.


7:00 a.m. –Noon


9:00–9:15 a.m.

Welcome and General Announcements

9:15–10:00 a.m.

Breakout Sessions:


Federal, State and County Perspectives of the IV-D Program

State Perspective for County Collectors (MCRA)


10:00–10:15 a.m.

Break with refreshments

10:15–11:45 a.m.

KEYNOTE: Jerome Mayne – Survive Life While Laughing Yourself to Death

12:00–1:00 p.m.


1:00–2:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions:


IV-D Tribal Program Panel

How to Supervise Through the Challenges and Complaints

Involving People with Mental Illness

CSM Magistrate Roundtable

Welfare Fraud Overview

Systems Modernization




2:30–2:45 p.m.


2:45–4:15 p.m.

Breakout Sessions:


Working on Cases Involving Mentally Ill Parties

Joining the Team as a Leader

My Two Dads Workshop* 
*This session is available as a webinar

Connect the Disconnect: Faxing, Processing, Filing – The Nuts and Bolts to ROPs, Birth Records, the PRISM Interface and Paternity Information




4:30–5:30 p.m.

MFSRC Annual Business Meeting

6:00–7:00 p.m.


7:00–8:00 p.m.

Dessert sponsored by Tribal IV-D Agencies

7:00–11:00 p.m.


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

7:00-8:30 a.m.


7:30–10:30 a.m.


8:30–8:35 a.m.


8:35–10:15 a.m.

KEYNOTE: Jodi Pfarr – Bridges Out of Poverty – Not Just a Metro Issue

10:15–10:30 a.m.

Break with refreshments

10:30–11:30 a.m.

Breakout Sessions:


Bridges Out of Poverty - continued

Legal Hot Topics

Reading Tax Returns

Safeguarding Federal Tax Information (FTI)




11:30 a.m. –1:00 p.m.

Awards Luncheon

1:15–2:45 p.m.

Breakout Sessions:


Bridges Out of Poverty - continued

Performance Evaluations

Multiple Children Across Counties: Child Support Tips and Best Practices

Conciliation Court

Order Modification Grant Project: Past, Present and Future*
*This session is available as a webinar





2:45–3:00 p.m.

Break with refreshments

3:00–4:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions:


Bridges Out of Poverty - continued

Performance Evaluations - continued

What’s Their Potential??? Income That Is. 

MCRA Round Table

Improving Performance on the Current Collections Measure


4:30–5:30 p.m.

MCAA Meeting for Elected and Assistant County Attorneys

Dinner on your own


7:00–11:30 p.m.


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

7:00-8:30 a.m.


8:30–10:00 a.m.

Breakout Sessions:


Changing the Lives of Dads and Their Children – The Father’s Project and Mind the Gap

Comparative Data for Managing Performance – A Different Way of Looking at the Federal Performance Measures

Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act: Effective Communication



10:00–10:30 a.m.

Break with refreshments/Hotel Check Out

10:30 a.m. –12:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions:


Legislative and Case Law Update*
*This session is available as a webinar

MA Estate Recoveries


12:00–1:30 p.m.

**New MFSRC Board Meeting**


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