NACSW Online Continuing Education

International Social Work in Faith Based Settings
Length: 3 CEU hours
Primary Audience:
  • Social work practitioners, social workers in a faith-based setting, international social workers
Practice Level(s):
  • Intermediate

Training Format: Text-based
Number of CE Hours: 3

Dr. Mark Rogers
Elizabeth Patterson
Dr. Faye Abram
Gregory Shufeldt
Kelle Rose
Nick Cross
Vita Roga
Dr. Kimberly Battle-Walters
Dr. Lanny Endicott
Lisa L. Thompson
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The purpose of this course is to help practitioners gain a better understanding of adopting social work practices on an international level. Through the following articles, participants will be able to better identify ways to incorporate Christian faith and ethical practice into international social work, as well as domestic practice.


  • Direct Practice: Individuals, Couples, Families and Children
  • Human Development, Diversity, and Behavior in the Environment
  • Direct Practice: Groups and Communities

Sample Content

Learning Objectives
As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

1. List the importance of empowerment efforts among Romania's people and how Veritas Sighisoara's faith-based social work has impacted its community.

2. Understand the concept of reverse mission and be able to identify its utility as an approach to international social work education and practice.

List two ways the Salvation Army is helping victims of the sex trade in Dhaka.


The following text-based course contains eight articles, all based upon course content regarding the role of international Christian social workers. The articles will be as follows: The Christian context of international social work practice: Introduction to the special issue by Mark E. Rogers, Offering hope in Romania: Efforts to empower through cross-cultural social work by Elizabeth Patterson, Can reverse mission internationalize social work without the hegemony of religious, social, or intellectual conversion? by Faye Abram, Gregory Shufeldt, and Kelle Rose, Literacy and the developing world by Nick Cross, Context of spirituality in social work practice with families by Vita Roga, Experiencing South Africa as an African American woman: Moving from the strengths perspective to racial and gender victorization by Kimberly Battle Walters, Sustained involvement produces results: Oklahoma team partners to help Russian orphans by Lanny Endicott, and Soylent green is people: Cannabilism of the world's women and children through sexual trafficking and prostitution by Lisa Thompson.


CE Accreditation Information

NACSW, provider #1078, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), phone: 800-225-6880, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program valid 1/27/18 – 1/27/21. NACSW maintains sole responsibility for the program. The North American Association of Christians in Social Work (NACSW) is also recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0479. Social Workers will receive 3 continuing education clock hour(s) for participating in this training. It is the responsibility of participants to contact their licensing boards to verify that this training, as a distance education session, meets their jurisdictional standards for continuing education credit and/or licensure renewal.

Requirements for Earning Continuing Education Contact Hours

Requirements to earn continuing education contact hours for home-study courses include: a) engaging with all the required materials provided by this training; b) completing and submitting an on-line evaluation of this session; c) receiving a grade of 80% or better on the “open-book” post-workshop quiz. Session participants who meet these three requirements will receive a continuing education contact hour certificate from NACSW on-line immediately following their completion of this course.

Registration Fee and Refunds

The registration fee covers engaging in all the required materials provided by the on-line training as well as costs associated with maintaining the website which supports the training materials, as well as CE certificate administration. Refunds, minus a $25 administrative fee, are available upon request within 15 days of purchasing/enrolling in a training. No refunds or exchanges are available once the training quiz has been opened.

Grievance Procedure

Any individual who has a complaint regarding any aspect of this training should communicate in writing to the executive director of NACSW within 30 days after having completed the training. The executive director will conduct a review and respond in writing within 30 days of receiving this complaint. For more information, contact the NACSW office at or 203-270-8780.

Request for Accommodations

Please contact NACSW at, or 203.270.8780 if you would like to request a special accommodation.


Because this is a home study training session, there is no direct contact and/or communication between the individual taking this training and the session speaker. Interactivity for this training consists of the interaction between a person registered for this training session and the materials and content offered in this session.

Contact Information

If you have questions pertaining to the content of the training (session content, outline, content level, continuing education contact hours, etc.), contact or 203.270.8780. You will receive a response within 24 hours. If you are in need of technical support, send an email to You will receive a response from the program's technical support manager within 8 hours, 7 days a week.