Convention Proceedings 2002


Welcome to the Proceedings of NACSW's 52nd Annual Convention and Training Conference


Rochester, NY  *** November 7-10, 2002



This year for the first time, NACSW has compiled a conference proceedings comprised of a sampling of materials presented during workshops and poster sessions during its Convention 2002 in Rochester, NY on November 7-10, 2002. 


Prior to the convention, NACSW invited all workshop and poster presenters to submit a copy of a paper based on the materials they would be presenting during the convention. Since the goal was to collect as many papers as possible, and to make them available as quickly as possible, no specific requirements were made with regard to length or formatting. Even detailed presentation outlines were accepted for inclusion in this proceedings.


As such, the papers you will find below are are varying length, structure, and styles. Except for some very basic formatting, submissions did not undergo a formal editing process. Our hope is that the following collection of papers, while not a formal publication, will provide a service to current NACSW members in extending the impact and reach of the materials presented at  Convention 2002, especially to those who were not able to attend the convention.  


Rick Chamiec-Case, MSW, MAR

Executive Director



Please note that to open the papers in this proceeding, you will need the software program, Adobe Reader. Fortunately, if you don't already have Adobe Reader on your computer, it can be downloaded at no cost by clicking on the following graphic: 




Papers in this proceeding are arranged according to the 5 convention tracks used to organize the program at Convention 2002. To access the paper, simply click on the title of the presentation you are interested in viewing:


Social Work Direct Practice  


Title of Presentation Presenter's Name Workshop or Poster? 
The Journey to Resiliency for Victims and Survivors of Family Violence Bonnie Descoteaux Workshop
Practicing Forgiveness Lorrie Herzberg Workshop
Intentional Reconciliation of Self Bonnie J. Kellogg, CSW-R and Debra Penkin, CSW Workshop
School Violence & Dissociation: A Multifaceted Community Response Joseph A. Loizzo, MSW, LISW Workshop
Offering Hope in Romania: Efforts to Empower through Cross-Cultural Social Work Elizabeth Patterson, BSW, LSW, MSW Poster Session
Involving the Church in Substance Abuse: Prevention and Support of Persons in Recovery Norman Wetterau, MD Workshop

Reality Construction: A Model for Integrating Spirituality in Social Work Practice

Michael Wright, MSW and Oliver Davis, MSW, ACSW, LCSW Workshop
Suffering and Healing Marty Zeimer, MSW Workshop
Identifying Signs of Satanic Ritual Abuse Patricia Baird Clark Poster Session


Social Work Administration and Policy

Title of Presentation Presenter's Name Workshop or Poster Session?
Win/Win Relationships for Student Internships and University Partnerships Ruth N. Nieboer, MSW Workshop

The Other FBI – Faith Based Intervention: A Congregational Response to People in Need 

Doug Rohrman, MSW, ACSW, LSW Workshop
Moving a Congregation from Charity to Ministry in the Context of Charitable Choice Michael E. Sherr, MSW and Terry Wolfer, Ph.D. Workshop

Social Workers in Faith-based Conflict Resolution

Barbara W. Sowell, M.T.S., L.M.S.W. Workshop (was not able to make it to the convention)


Social Work Education   


Title of Presentation Presenter's Name Workshop or Poster Session?
Repairing the Breach: How Sociologists and Social Workers can Unite to Heal Society’s Wounds Henry Lee Allen, Ph.D. Workshop
Liberation Theology as a Model for Teaching Social Action James D. Allen, Jr., Ph.D. Workshop
Infusing Religious & Spiritual Diversity in Social Work Curriculum Leola Dyrud Furman, Ph.D. Workshop
Gospel Songs of Inner Compassion, Social Action and Ecology: A Recovery Message for Helping Professionals  Wilfred Gallant, Ed. D., M.S.W., Michael Holosko, Ph.D., M.S.W., Melanie Gallant, M.A.,  Workshop
Regaining Inner Peace: Considering Boundary Issues in Church Affiliated University Social Work Programs Peggy Pittman Munke, Ph.D Workshop
A Dialogical Perspective for Teaching Diversity Mikal Rasheed, MSW Workshop
Service Learning and Research Methods: Connecting Research to the Real World Glenn Shields, DSW, LISW Poster Session
Proposal for a Multiparadigmatic Approach to Religion in Social Work Education Jon E. Singletary, MSW & M. Lori Thomas, M.Div. Workshop


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