Annual Membership Meeting &

Capacity Building Training

September 8th and 9th, 2022


Annual Membership Meeting
Thursday, September 8, 2022
9:00 am to Noon

The Virtual Annual Membership Meeting will provide our members and allies the opportunity to learn more about the strategic work MAC staff and board are currently engaged in and provide direct feedback that will shape MAC’s initiatives moving forward. Members will also ratify changes to MAC’s bylaws and vote on the presented slate of candidates for the Board of Directors. This year, in order to continue to assure the safety of our members, the Annual Meeting will be held online.

We would like to see at least one representative from every MAC member program participate online at the Virtual Annual Meeting!

Second Annual Online Silent Auction



MAC will hold it’s second annual silent auction during the annual meeting. The silent auction will open at 8:00am Thursday September 8th and stay open until Sunday September 11th. Individuals will be notified at the close of the auction which items they won.  Keep an eye out for items to be published on September 1st.

Interested in donating an item to the silent auction? Click here to fill out a donation form.

Please reach out to Amee Krogfus  if you have any questions or would prefer a PDF form.


Capacity Building Training

Thursday, September 8, 2022

1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Discussion of The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk M.D.



Book chosen by members at last year’s member meeting

The Body Keeps the Score is a cutting-edge offering for the general reader to comprehend the complex effects of trauma, and a guide to a wide array of scientifically informed approaches to not only reduce suffering, but to move beyond mere survival—and to thrive.

Discussion will focus on Chapters 5, 7 through 14, and the epilogue. If you would like MAC to send you a copy of the book (physical or digital), contact


Friday, September 9, 2022

9:00 am to 11:30 am

A presentation of the documentary Paper Tigers (2014) followed by a facilitated discussion of the film



“Stressed brains can’t learn.” That was the nugget of neuroscience that Jim Sporleder, principal of a high school riddled with violence, drugs and truancy, took away from an educational conference in 2010. Three years later, the number of fights at Lincoln Alternative High School had gone down by 75% and the graduation rate had increased five-fold. Following six students over the course of a school year, we see staff try a new approach to discipline: understanding and treatment rather than judgment and suspension. Using a combination of vérité and revealing diary cam footage, Paper Tigers shows that just one caring adult can help break the cycle of adversity in a young person’s life.



1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

A presentation from Jane Straub about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Jane has been working with youth and families for nearly 25 years, and in the field of violence prevention and intervention for almost 20 years. She advocates for and provides support to victims, families and allies of those experiencing any type of child maltreatment, exploitation, stalking and sexual assault or domestic violence. Victim and family assistance includes emotional support, aid in navigating the justice system, victim impact statements and notification procedures and compensation.

In addition, Jane trains nationally on topics such as missing persons, domestic abuse, sexual violence, stalking, trafficking, bullying/cyberbullying, reproductive coercion, healthy relationships, consent, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) research and trauma informed care. Her training audience includes pre-school to college-age students, victim/survivors, offenders, parents, teachers, community leaders and all professionals working with youth. Jane collaborates with those in the fields of law enforcement, healthcare, education, social services and business to collectively connect the dots of risk and prevention, provide coordinated services and create hope for children and families.

Jane received her degree from Arizona State University with a major in Speech Language Pathology/Audiology and a minor in Spanish. She earned a certificate in American Sign Language from St. Paul College and Coaching from Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL).

Spotlight Award

At the 2022 MAC Annual Meeting, to be held online on September 8th, we will award the Spotlight Award to a MAC member who is truly making a difference for victims. We need YOUR help in nominating outstanding members for this award!

Spotlight Award Criteria:

  • The nominee must currently be an employee, intern, or volunteer for a MAC member program.
  • The nominee does not need to work directly with victims but they must work on behalf of victims in a significant way. (Example: The executive director or the volunteer coordinator of a direct service organization.)
  • You may nominate someone at your own agency or another MAC member organization.
    • You may nominate yourself.
  • The nominee must be doing work that is considered innovative and/or outstanding.

How to Nominate:

  1. Click here to download the nomination form.

(The nomination form is a fillable PDF. Please download and save the form. Fill it out. Save As–Add the nominees name–and email).

  1. Email the completed form to Kim Mongoven by Monday August 29, 2022.


MAC staff will review all nominations that meet the criteria and the award will be announced at the Annual Meeting.