Choose only 1 primary track for your proposal.
1. Direct Practice: Individuals, Couples, Families and Children
Presentations in this track may focus on (but are not limited to): clinical social work, case
management and social work non-clinical practice, residential and community-based care, private
practice, school social work, medical social work, family systems, diagnosis/assessment, new
approaches to treatment, etc.
2. Human Development, Diversity, and Behavior in the Environment
Presentations in this track may focus on (but are not limited to): integration of faith and practice
as it applies to human development and behavior across the lifespan; spiritual competency; and
practice and research with people with disabilities, the GLBT community, and other groups, etc.
3. Direct Practice: Groups and Communities
Presentations in this track may focus on (but are not limited to): community organizing; assets-based
community development and community-oriented interventions; advocacy; international social work;
issues of poverty; group social work, etc.
4. Administration and Work with Organizations
Presentations in this track may focus on (but are not limited to): management and leadership of
organizations; organizational culture; grant writing program development; staff issues; budgeting;
organizational policy-making; staff training and development, etc.
5. Public Administration and Policy
Presentations in this track may focus on (but are not limited to): social policy; government funding
issues; economic issues; social justice; social change theory; church and denominational policy and
6. Professional Relationships, Values and Ethics
Presentations in this track may focus on (but are not limited to): social work ethics; the impact of
social workers' faith on their work; nurturing social workers’ faith and character formation;
boundary issues; dual relationships; social work supervision, etc.
7. Social Work Education
Presentations in this track may focus on (but are not limited to): strategies and illustrations
related to integrating faith and spirituality in the social work curriculum; CSWE accreditation
issues; examples of spiritually and religiously sensitive educational polices and practices related to
social work students and faculty; faith-related issues with students in field placements,
8. Social Work Research
Presentations in this track may focus on (but are not limited to): methodological issues in research
on religion and spirituality in social work practice, practical reports of dilemmas and difficulties
in research as well as proposals for resolving these challenges, partnerships in conducting research,
and identifying and working with research funding sources, etc.
9. Technology & Social Work
Presentations in this track may focus on (but are not limited to): innovative ways Christians in
social work are using technology to enhance social work education and practice, the use of social
networking to expand communication with clients, colleagues and supervisors, the use of technology to
deliver social work curriculum and interact with students, and strategies for using distance learning
approaches to facilitate continuing education, etc.
10. Research and Practice with Ethnically Diverse Populations
Presentations in this track may focus on but are not limited to research and practice approaches
related to communities of color and their expressions of faith and spirituality, the intersection of
race and spirituality in the context of clients' lives, and navigating complex issues of
religion/spirituality for people of color in the treatment process, etc.
11. Faith & Justice
Presentations in this track may focus on (but are not limited to) the intersection of faith and
justice in issues such as: racial equality and justice; empowerment of women and girls and other
gender issues; LGBTQ issues; creation care and environmental stewardship; immigration issues; poverty,
income disparity, and living wage issues, peace and nonviolence, etc.
12. Immigration Issues and Considerations of Faith (New Track)
Presentations in this track will explore the intersections of Christianity, social work practice and
politics related to: diversity, ethics, social welfare history, social welfare policy, social work
education, human behavior, social justice, macro practice, political movements, elections and
13. Criminal Justice (New Track)