NACSW Online Continuing Education

Trauma, Faith & Hope in Child Welfare
Length: 1 CEU hour
Primary Audience:
  • Social workers
  • related professionals
  • clergy
  • students
  • Educators
Practice Level(s):
  • Basic
  • Intermediate

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

Reverend Charles Scully Stikes, PhD, MDiv, MA, MEd 
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This training is about the impact of personal, social, and natural disasters as traumas: the impact on the entire aspect of the lives of people, and what can be done to ameliorate the disastrous consequences. Trauma impacts every aspect of persons' lives: however, the consequences of the effects are not often understood and dealt with appropriately and comprehensively by those of us involved in child welfare. The impact may distort the basic physiological, sensory, emotional, cognitive, behavioral and social functioning, and spiritual meaning systems. Case managers, social workers, and therapists need to understand how trauma impacts these comprehensive dimensions of persons' lives so they can deal with ameliorating the impact as well as in the rehabilitation and reconstruction of the lives of clients in a comprehensive and sensitive manner. This training also includes what needs to be done to deal with neglect and abuse as trauma, as well as the consequences of social and natural disasters that child care workers have to deal with as they deal with families as victims. Strategies that are discussed include: traits of a healthy family, cultural competency, positive psychology in care, how to facilitate resilience in persons and families, and the importance of spiritual meaning and involvement.


  • Direct Practice: Individuals, Couples, Families and Children
  • Human Development, Diversity, and Behavior in the Environment
  • Direct Practice: Groups and Communities
  • Research and Practice with Ethnically Diverse Populations

Sample Content

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

1. Describe the comprehensive impact of trauma on the entire lives of victims.

2. Articulate 2-3 approaches leading to the amelioration and resolution of the consequences of trauma on the lives of victims.

3. Articulate 2-3 culturally sensitive strategies that contribute to the rehabilitation of individuals and families who have experiences personal and social trauma, as well as trauma from natural disasters.



The Reverend Charles Scully Stikes, theologian, educator, and psychotherapist, focuses on the spiritual and educational development of African Americans from elementary school through college, as well as the positive development of mental health of all persons. He has developed aa model of interpretation, Africology, that includes a framework to interpret the scriptures from the cultural contexts of African Diasporan societies. Rev. Stikes has an MEd in Rehabilitation Counseling, MA in Sociology/Anthropology, MDiv, and a PhD in Counseling. He is well-published as an educator, including Black Students in Higher Education, and numerous articles dealing with social psychology, student development, and multicultural issues. He has consulted with many school systems regarding the achievement and behavioral problems of students of color, and corporations regarding diversity. He has assisted in developing educational programs in South Africa, England, Russia, Canada, Colombia, China and other countries. He is a licensed counselor/psychotherapist (LPC) who specializes in home-based, school, church, family and community interventions. He is currently Professor of Counseling and Sociology at Missouri Baptist University.

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.