NACSW Online Continuing Education

The Collaboration of Faith and Social Work in Creating a Gateway of Helping
Length: 1 CEU hour (40 minute video, 20 minute review of resources)
Primary Audience:
  • Social Workers, Church Leaders
Practice Level(s):
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Training Format: Video-based
Number of CE Hours: 1

Houston Thompson, Ed.D
Breanne Bambrick, BSW Candidate
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When tragedy occurs, trauma follows. Helping professionals in the faith community are often called upon to assist. This workshop addresses how social workers can assist professional helpers in the faith community to appropriately respond and begin processes of recovery with those who are suffering.


  • Social Work Ethics, Values, and Professional Relationships
  • Direct Practice: Individuals, Couples, Families and Children
  • Direct Practice: Groups and Communities
  • Administration and Work with Organizations

Sample Content

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

1. Develop an understanding of how social workers may assist faith leaders in responding to the trauma of tragedy.

2. Recognize the strengths of social workers and of faith leaders as helping professionals in response to trauma.

3. Develop a conceptual framework for creating collaborations between social workers and the faith community.


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Dr. Thompson is Department Chair for Social Work and Criminal Justice. Dirctor of, and professor in, the social work program. He also serves as the Program Director for the Doctor of Education in Ethical Leadership. A licensed social worker in the State of Indiana and an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene, Service history includes pastoral ministry, school social work, and executive director of a faith-based community social service agency.

Breanne is a junior BSW candidate who is also in the University's Honors Program. Her research project is looking at the intersection of faith and social work.

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 1 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.