Building Bridges: Fostering Healing & Connections in Our Communities

Welcome to the Proceedings of NACSW’s 68th Annual Convention

Charlotte, NC • November 2-5, 2017


Below you will find a conference proceedings comprised of a sampling of materials presented during workshops and poster sessions during its Convention 2017 in Charlotte, NC on November 2-5, 2017. 


The papers and PowerPoint presentations in this proceedings did not undergo a formal editing process. Entries are arranged according to the convention tracks used to organize the program at Convention 2017.




Direct Practice: Individual   



Empowering Communities


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Project: Human - Creating Dialogue, Embracing Change

David R Edwards & Tristi Ogden


Faith and Justice  



Human Development


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Designing Spiritually-Sensitive Death Education to Promote Peace

Jana Donahoe


Public Administration


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Presenter's Name

Justice for Gerontological Populations: A Meta Analysis of Social Welfare

Linda Openshaw, Elizabeth McLane & Andrew McLane


R&P with Ethnically Diverse Populations


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Presenter's Name

Interpersonal Violence Among African American Young Adult Women

Wachell McKendrick


Social Work Education



Social Work Research    


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Qualitative Study of MSW Student Scripture Reflections/Ethics Integration

Randy J. Baxter  & Dorothea Epple

SDA LGBT+ Family Support, Depression and Suicide: Findings and Implications

Curtis VanderWaal & Shannon Trecartin





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