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Preconvention Institutes 2019

Preconvention Institute sessions on Thursday, November 7th, 2019. There is one morning session and two afternoon sessions to choose from.

MORNING Option #1: Half-day Preconvention Institute


Thursday, November 7th 2019 9am – 12:15pm (3.0 CEs)

Jeff Bryant, Pam Bryant and Mark Shaw 

Help and Hope for Addictions:
A Biblical Paradigm for Treatment 






Abstract: 29.5 million adults globally (aged 12 and over) suffer from drug addictions including opioid addiction which has been recognized as a serious national crisis and global epidemic.  The presenters will provide a biblical paradigm that offers real help and hope for transformation and lasting freedom from any type of addiction.


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HALF-DAY Option #2: Preconvention Institute
Thursday, November 7th, 2019
(3.0 CEs)

Regina Trammel

Integrating Body, Mind, and Soul: The Value and Practice of Integrating Christian Mindfulness in Social Work Practice


Abstract: Social workers often work with marginalized populations in high stress environments. An overview of Christian mindfulness along with experiential practice will be provided. Christian mindfulness refreshes the body, mind, and soul of the Christian social worker, increasing our ability to make a difference in the lives of those we serve.

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AFTERNOON Option #3: Half-day Preconvention Institute
Thursday, November 7th, 2019
1:00pm-4:15pm (3.0 CEs)

Jeff Newton

Loving Neighbors: Addressing Poverty in Urban Communities

Abstract: Participants will focus on strategies that are useful to professionals and churches and organizations as they partner in addressing the issue of poverty.  Understanding the culture of poverty and ways to help without hurting can transform individuals, families and communities to become self-sustaining.


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